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Roseanne: Why The Original DJ Actor Was Recast

While Michael Fishman is best known for portraying D.J. Conner in Roseanne, the character was portrayed by another actor and recast after the pilot.

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Every Time The Conners Season 4 Referenced Roseanne

For its first seasons The Conners struggled to acknowledge Roseanne's legacy but season 4 featured numerous references to the show's former heroine.

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The Conners Season Finale Had A Perfect Hidden Roseanne Nod

Only eagle-eyed viewers of The Conners will have noticed the cryptic reference to Roseanne that the sitcom spinoff snuck into the season 4 finale.

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The Conners: Jackie's Wedding Acknowledged Roseanne’s Legacy (Unlike Dan)

Unlike Dan, Jackie and Darlene discussed Roseanne on their wedding day, proving that The Conners getting better at acknowledging her legacy.

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The Conners Season 4 Ending Explained: All Questions Answered

Did Aldo and Harris marry? Are Ben and Darlene still together? Did anyone mention Roseanne? Here's The Conners season 4 finale questions answered.

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Why Roseanne Recast Becky (Then Brought The Original Actress Back)

Roseanne famously recast the role of older daughter Becky Conner after season 5, then brought the original actress back. Here's why the studio did so.

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The Conners Brought Back Roseanne’s Secret Weapon

Roseanne's focus on real-life working-class issues paid off for The Conners season 4 as the show depicted the reality of Darlene's unstable job.

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The Conners Just Proved Louise Can’t Replace Roseanne

The Conners surprisingly hasn't tried to use Louise as a Roseanne replacement on the show, despite Katey Sagal's history as an iconic sitcom mom.

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The Conners Finally Fixed The Show’s Weird Jackie Problem

The Conners season 4 finally explained why Jackie still spends all her time with the family, and it's very in-character for the Roseanne star.

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The Conners Nailed Jackie and Dan’s Attitudes Toward Roseanne

Jackie and Dan loved Roseanne but the two characters had very different attitudes toward her as proven by The Conners season 4 nod to their history.

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How Losing Roseanne Made The Conners’ Dan A Better Father

Killing off Roseanne allowed hit sitcom The Conners to make her husband, John Goodman's Dan, a more rounded, funnier character than ever before.

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The Conners Needed A Roseanne Reference In Mark's Season 4 Story

Darlene's son Mark struggling with addiction was a perfect chance for The Conners to reference Roseanne, which made it weird that the show failed to.

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The Conners (Sort of) Retconned Jackie’s Roseanne Past

The reason Jackie left the police on Roseanne wasn't the version of events recounted on The Conners, but wasn't different enough to be a retcon.

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Roseanne’s John Goodman Reveals His Hilarious Goal While Filming

Roseanne star John Goodman reminisces about his time filming the beloved sitcom, revealing the cast’s hilarious & unorthodox way of bonding on...

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How The Conners Mark Twist Affects Ben & Darlene’s Relationship

Mark's hidden addiction on The Conners could have a knock-on effect on his mother Darlene and Ben's tumultuous relationship judging by their history.

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John Goodman’s 10 Funniest Roles

The venerable actor John Goodman has been in many TV and movie roles that show just how talented and funny of an actor he really is.

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Roseanne Barr's Daughter Opens Up On PTSD & Impact Of Mother's Fame

Roseanne Barr's daughter, Jenny Pentland, opens up about suffering PTSD after being sent away as a troubled teen, and the impact of her mom's fame.

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Why Roseanne’s Chuck Barely Appears On The Conners

James Pickens Jr's Chuckie Mitchell was a mainstay in the 90s sitcom Roseanne, so why does Dan's friend so rarely show up in The Conners season 4?

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The Conners Chuck Plot Proves The Show Can Honor Roseanne’s Memory

The Conners season 4 has shown that the series can reference Roseanne's impact on the show without conflating the character and her real-life actor.

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The Conners Finally Acknowledged Roseanne's Legacy (Despite Her Exit)

While The Conners has always struggled with Roseanne's legacy on the sitcom, Dan's season 4 comments on her character were a fitting, overdue tribute.

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