The Conners Is Losing Its Wednesdays-at-8 Time Slot on ABC — Find Out Why

The Conners is on the move.

Beginning Wednesday, May 1, ABC’s most-watched comedy will forfeit the Wednesday lead-off spot. New episodes will now air at 9:30/8:30c, behind Abbott Elementary.

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As previously reported, Jeopardy! Masters Season 2 will take over the 8 pm hour that night and remain there for the duration of the 2023-24 broadcast season. Fellow Wednesday comedy Not Dead Yet already wrapped its season on April 24, which leaves ABC with two comedies — Abbott and Conners — that will now air back-to-back, from 9-10 pm.

8 pm Jeopardy! Masters
9 pm Abbott Elementary (previously renewed for Season 4)
9:30 pm The Conners (new time slot)

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Four episodes remain in The Conners’ strikes-shortened, 13-episode Season 6 — and the future of the Roseanne spinoff is in serious doubt. Production had already wrapped on Season 6 when it was first reported on April 16 that cast negotiations — which are typically ironed out by this time each spring — had not yet begun.

Born from the ashes of 2018’s Roseanne revival, each season of The Conners requires that new, one-year deals be reached with legacy cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert and Lecy Goranson. ABC and production company Tom Werner Entertainment were in talks (as of April 16) to bring the sitcom back — likely for a seventh and final season — but there remains a very real chance that The Conners will conclude with its upcoming Season 6 finale.

In the event that The Conners is cancelled, producers are prepared. A tag scene was reportedly filmed and will be added to the Season 6 finale if it turns out to be the series finale.

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