‘The Conners’ Fans React As Dan’s Girlfriend Moves Into The Family’s ‘Bubble’ During Pandemic
The Conners fans are reacting to a new Season 3 promo, which featured Dan’s girlfriend back in the family home.
In a new promo for the ABC sitcom posted to the show’s official Instagram page, the Conner patriarch has found a positive side to the coronavirus pandemic as his new girlfriend Louise (Katey Sagal) took his late wife Roseanne’s place at the kitchen stove in the premiere episode.
“You know the best part of this pandemic is having you in our bubble cooking for us, ” Dan said to Louise as she served up a plate of meat and mashed potatoes in the new clip.
It’s clear that the long-grieving Conner dad has finally found happiness two years after the untimely death of his wife of 45 years.
His granddaughter Harris (Emma Kenney) was disgusted by the flirty exchange.
“I can’t eat and watch that,” she said before exiting the kitchen.
Later in the clip, Louise was seen on the couch while her man gave his clan a pandemic pep talk, and she gave him a warm hug in another segment.
In the comments section to the post, fans reacted to the return of Sagal, whose involvement in the new season of The Conners had previously been called into question.
“I’m so happy Katey Sagal is back. She’s a great addition to the show,” one viewer wrote.
“Glad Peg Bundy has joined the cast!” another added, referencing Sagals’s past character on the long-running sitcom Married With Children.
However, other fans pointed out that ABC has not announced that Sagal has a permanent role on The Conners like Jay R. Ferguson, who plays Darlene’s boyfriend, Ben.
“She’s NOT a regular cast member like Jay R. Ferguson is,” one commenter wrote.
“She could easily do both The Conners and her new show,” a fan wrote, while another added, “If she’s allowed…”
Last month, TV Line reported that Sagal was cast in a starring role in Rebel, a straight-to-series drama written by Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff. Sagal will play Annie “Rebel” Bello, a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree in a role inspired by Erin Brockovich.
Because both of the shows are on ABC, Sagal will likely have the flexibility to make recurrent appearances on episodes of The Conners this year while starring in her new series. Last season, the popular actress appeared in a whopping 11 out of 20 episodes of the Roseanne spinoff.