4 Reasons ABC’s Roseanne Spinoff, The Conners, Doesn’t Miss a Beat Without Roseanne Barr

Debuting Tuesday, it’s the best new broadcast comedy of the fall

Video: Josh Rios; Editor: Nick Gardner
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ABC has been keeping mum about The Conners, the Roseanne Barr-free Roseanne spinoff it ordered a month after canceling Roseanne following Barr’s racist tweet.

But ahead of The Conners’ series premiere on Tuesday, the network finally shared the show’s first two episodes with press—and even without Barr, it’s still the best new broadcast comedy of the fall. Here are four reasons why, explained in the video above.

UPDATE: Now that the season premiere has aired, you can find Adweek’s spoiler-filled review about The Conners here.

@jasonlynch jason.lynch@adweek.com Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.