The Conners is an American sitcom television series created for ABC as a spin-off continuation of the long-running series Roseanne. Development on a spin-off began following the cancellation of Roseanne in May 2018, The next month, ABC ordered the series and confirmed the adult principal cast's involvement, while Kenney, McNamara, and Rey were confirmed in August. The series premiered on October 16, 2018, airing in the Tuesday, 8:00 PM slot its predecessor was scheduled to hold during the 2018–19 television season. On October 26, 2018, ABC ordered an extra episode, bringing the episode order to 11.
On March 22, 2019, the show was renewed for a second season of 13 episodes. On May 14, 2019, ABC ordered six extra episodes, bringing the episode order to 19. Then an additional episode was ordered rounding season 2 to 20 episodes  The second season premiered on September 24, 2019. In May 2020, ABC renewed the series for a third season.