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The Conners' Michael Fishman Confirms Exit: 'I Was Told I Would Not Be Returning'

Michael Fishman has released a statement confirming his exit from the ABC show The Conners.

If you don’t know, the 40-year-old actor had been playing the role of DJ since originating the role in Roseanne.

News broke this week that Michael not be a part of season five and another star had been downgraded from series regular to guest star.

Click inside to read his full statement…More Here! »

1 Original 'The Conners' Star Is Leaving the Show, 1 Actress Is Exiting as Series Regular, & Several More Confirmed to Return

One original star of The Conners, who also appeared on the original series Roseanne, is set to leave the show and another newcomer to the cast will no longer be a series regular.

Now, the information about who is returning and who is leaving has been solidified as the ABC comedy is expected to return on September 21, 2022.

Click through the slideshow to see who is leaving, who was removed as a series regular, and who is returning…

'The Conners' Cast Will Get Big Raises for Possible Season 4, New Salaries Revealed!

The ABC series The Conners is nearing a season four renewal and the four lead cast members are all looking to receive big pay raises!

It has been reported that Sara Gilbert, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Lecy Goranson have signed deals for the possible fourth season, which will have 20 episodes.

Click inside to find out how much they’ll be making… More Here! »

Brian Austin Green, Candice Bergen, & More Are Heading to 'The Conners'

ABC has announced a ton of actors who will be guest starring on The Conners!

The network announced on Tuesday (March 30) that Brian Austin Green, Candice Bergen, and Danielle Harris will be appearing in upcoming episodes of the hit sitcom, The Wrap reports.

If fans remember, Danielle appeared in the fifth season of Roseanne back in 1993 as Molly Tilden, who lived next door to the Conners and was a high school rival for David’s (Johnny Galecki) affection.

Danielle will be returning for the episode airing on April 7 where, 30 years after they were first enemies, becomes close with Darlene (Sara Gilbert).

Earlier this season, Candice made her debut on The Conners as Ben’s (Jay R. Ferguson) mother, Barb. She will be returning for two episodes later in the season.

This will be Brian‘s first time on the show. He will be appearing in two episodes as Jeff, a “quirky, free spirit traveler who lives out of his van.”

If you missed it, Brian and his new girlfriend made their red carpet debut as a couple!

The Conners air on Wednesday nights at 9pm ET on ABC.

'The Conners' Crew Member Dies On Set After Medical Emergency

The cast and crew of The Conners are in mourning after a crew member passed away on the set on Friday (March 19).

TMZ first reported that the crew member had been on a catwalk at the CBS Studio Center Thursday when he suffered a medical emergency that resulted in their death.

Studio paramedics were called but were unable to resuscitate him, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a statement from Werner Entertainment, which produces the ABC sitcom, via People, confirmed the reports and paid tribute.

“With heavy hearts we regret to confirm that a member of our technical crew suffered a fatal medical event today,” the statement read. “He was a much loved member of The Conners and Roseanne families for over 25 years. As we remember our beloved colleague, we ask that you respect the privacy of his family and loved ones as they begin their grieving process.”

The Conners, which stars Sara Gilbert, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara and Jayden Rey, returned for their third season in October amid the coronavirus pandemic.

'The Conners' Set To Deliver Live Political Episode During New Hampshire Primary!

The Conners are going live!

The cast of the hit ABC series – Laurie Metcalf, Emma Kenney, Alicia Goranson, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman, John Goodman and Jayden Rey – got together to celebrate the resurrection of Lanford’s favorite diner, the Lunch Box, on Wednesday (January 8) as part of the ABC Winter TCA 2020 at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif.

Laurie and the cast announced that they will go live on the night of the New Hampshire Primary, Tuesday, Feb. 11, Variety reports, and ABC News’s coverage of the real-time results of that political event will be incorporated into the broadcast, which will be performed and air live on both the east and west coasts.

This still-to-be-titled episode of The Conners will start with Mark (Ames McNamara) watching the results of the primary for a school report with Harris (Emma Kenney), who is apathetic to the electoral process and believes money’s influence in politics means real change is impossible. This allows the rest of the family to weigh in with their usual differing takes on why people should vote, including the idea of voting for a candidate that you may not love but who you think will “screw you the least.”

That same day, the cast of For LifeTimothy Busfield, Nicholas Pinnock and Indira Varma – joined executive producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Isaac Wright Jr., Alison Greenspan, Doug Robinson, and co-creator Hank Steinberg at their press panel.

United We Fall cast – Will Sasso, Christina Vidal, Ella Grace Helton and Guillermo Díaz – also joined their executive producer Julia Gunn and co-creator Julius Sharpe at the press panel for their ABC series.

READ MORE: ‘The Conners’ Renewed for Season 2!

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'The Conners' Renewed for Season 2!

The Conners is coming back for more.

The comedy series, a spin-off of Roseanne, was renewed for a second season by ABC as of Friday (March 22).

“We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conners family .This team is fearless in their willingness to tackle contemporary issues with humor and heart, and I have no doubt they will continue to outdo themselves,” said ABC president Karey Burke.

The series stars John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy and Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy.

The show was ranked No. 1 in new comedies this season, with 9.5 million total viewers. It also led the Tuesday 8 p.m. slot in Adults 18-49 by 16% over its nearest competitor, according to the network.

Additional cast for the next season will be announced at a later date.