Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Report: “The Conners” Cuts Michael Fishman (DJ) And His On Screen Daughter, Likely to Cut Costs


DJ Conner is leaving home.

There’s a report today in TV Line that Michael Fishman is out at “The Conners.” So is his daughter, played by Jayden Rey as Mary Conner.

It’s not a surprise. Neither actor has been in many episodes as regulars. The show’s ratings have dropped, and the costs get higher for ABC as they’re paying big guns John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert plus a large supporting cast and Katey Sagal in a recurring role.

This will likely be the last season for “The Conners.”

DJ’s absence could be explained this way: he’s gone looking for his brother, Jerry Garcia Conner, who’s never been mentioned in the spin off. Jerry was born to Roseanne and Dan at the end of “Roseanne.” No one knows what happened to him. Maybe DJ can solve that mystery.

Jerry Garcia may also know where Aunt Jackie’s son, Andy, might be living. He’s also MIA since the new series began.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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