Justin Long lands recurring role on ABC’s The Conners
Deadline reports that Justin Long (Drag Me To Hell, Drunk History) has landed a recurring role on ABC’s Roseanne spinoff, The Conners. Long will play Neil, a love interest to Darlene Conner, played by Sara Gilbert, who is reprising her role from Roseanne. He’ll join David Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), who’s once again playing the role of David, Darlene’s ex-husband, with Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers) playing his new wife.
On the new show, after a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family — Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky, and D.J. — grapple with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns — with love, humor, and perseverance, the family prevails.
Back in June, The Conners was greenlit to series with an order of 10 episodes for fall 2018. The series, featuring John Goodman (“Dan”), Laurie Metcalf (“Jackie”), Sara Gilbert (“Darlene”), Lecy Goranson (“Becky”) and Michael Fishman (“D.J.”) as their beloved Conner characters, is set to air Tuesdays (8:00-8:30 p.m.).
Tom Werner will executive produce, along with Sara Gilbert, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen, and Tony Hernandez. Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, and Bruce Rasmussen are also writers. The series is from Tom Werner and Werner Entertainment.
The Conners will premiere on ABC on October 16, 2018.
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