ABC has officially announced the renewal of The Conners for its sixth season, comprising of 13 episodes with a possibility of nine additional ones, according to Deadline.
The renewal news follows the successful Season 5 finale, which aired on May 4 and attracted a substantial audience of 3.6 million viewers, solidifying ABC’s Wednesday night lineup.
As one of ABC’s highest-rated sitcoms, The Conners has consistently delivered impressive numbers. Season 5 premiered with 3.7 million live+same-day viewers and a 0.53 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic. Throughout the season, the show maintained an average of around 3.8 million live+same-day viewers per episode and a 0.5 rating in the demographic.
Bruce Helford, the executive producer, had previously hinted that Season 6 might serve as the series’ final installment. In an interview with TVLine prior to the Season 5 finale, Helford mentioned Sara Gilbert’s desire to have a proper series finale, indicating that the next season could potentially be the last.
However, Helford acknowledged that the strong ratings of Season 5 might influence the show’s future. Since the cast members renegotiate their contracts annually, there remains a possibility for unforeseen developments.
The Conners features a talented ensemble cast including Sara Gilbert, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Lecy Goranson, all of whom have recently finalized new deals for the upcoming season. Werner Entertainment produces The Conners, with Tom Werner serving as executive producer alongside Gilbert, Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen, and Tony Hernandez.
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