Sara Gilbert: ‘The Conners’ works because it’s relatable

NEW YORK (AP) — TV revivals are usually met with fanfare, but some like “Murphy Brown” failed to click with the audience. An exception is the sitcom “The Conners,” a spinoff of “Roseanne.”

Ratings for its first season exceeded ABC’s expectations.

Sara Gilbert plays sarcastic single mom Darlene Conner. She thinks “The Conners” works because it’s relatable.

The Conner family struggles to make ends meet, squabbles, and grieves the loss of its matriarch who died from an opioid overdose.

ABC canceled “Roseanne” in 2018 because of Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. The network dismissed Barr.

Season two of “The Conners” premieres Tuesday at 8 p.m. EDT.

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