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3 ways to make The Conners as good as Roseanne
ROSEANNE - "Darlene v. David" - David unexpectedly shows up for Harris' birthday after being absent for years, forcing Darlene to re-examine their relationship and the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Bev temporarily moves into the Conner home after an incident at the nursing home prevents her from returning, on the fifth episode of the revival of "Roseanne," TUESDAY, APRIL 17 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Greg Gayne) AMES MCNAMARA, EMMA KENNEY, JAYDEN REY, ROSEANNE BARR, SARA GILBERT, JOHN GOODMAN - photo by Herb Scribner
The Conners will drop on ABC this fall, but no one is quite sure how it will perform.

But the Parents Television Council has some ideas on how to make the show a success.

The spinoff came along after ABC canceled the revived Roseanne after star Roseanne Barr tweeted out racist comments against former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. Barr later apologized for her comments.

Weeks later, ABC announced it would add a spinoff show without the Roseanne character to its fall lineup. Barr will have no money-making opportunities with the show, either.

Fans spoke out with fury about the show, though. Social media contributors criticized the network for starting a spinoff program without Barr since so many viewers were drawn to her.

I similarly shared thoughts about the new showing, writing that The Conners could be better without Barr and all the scandal, drama and controversy she brings to the network.

The Parents Television Council has three ideas on how to make the show successful.

We are delighted that ABC found a way to bring back a show that millions of families have enjoyed watching together. Roseanne Barr was rightly fired for her inexcusable and repugnant behavior. In order to assuage the concerns weve heard from the large and loyal audience for the show, we want to offer three points for ABC to consider that will ensure the shows continued success, said PTC President Tim Winter in a statement released to the Deseret News.

Here are the PTCs three ideas:

  • Highlight nostalgia: The PTC said fans of the Roseanne reboot enjoyed the nostalgic aspect of the show. The PTC hopes the new show will do more of the same.

  • Bring political balance to TV: The PTC said Roseanne highlighted a politically conservative show to be featured on TV. The group hopes The Conners will continue to embrace political values held by conservative Americans.

  • Stay family friendly: The PTC doesnt want The Conners to jump into the pig pen. The agency hopes families will be able to watch the new show together.

We hope ABC takes note of what made Roseanne successful and applies that understanding to The Conners reboot, Winter said.