‘The Conners’ exec producer Bruce Helford on bringing back family from cancellation [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘The Conners’ exec producer Bruce Helford on bringing back family from cancellation [Exclusive Video Interview]
“My first thought was ‘Why?,” recalls creator and executive producer Bruce Helford about that fateful day in May 2018 when ABC’s successful “Roseanne” reboot was unceremoniously dumped by the network after a racially insensitive tweet by the show’s star Roseanne Barr. “My next immediate thought was that I had 300 people out of work, I’m about to lose my directors and most of my writers,” he recalls. “We have a great show, we have four other cast members that could potentially be the leads of their own shows, is there not something in who this family is?” Watch our exclusive video interview with Helford above.

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It was a day that Helford won’t forget anytime soon. “I wake up and I’ve got 200 texts, maybe 50 emails, and I’m like what happened, what did I miss,” he reveals.
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