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The die-hard fans of the popular television sitcom who have watched all the previous episodes of the fifth season on streaming services are now wondering if there is any chance that another episode or a special will be coming soon or not as the 2023 spring broadcasting season draws to a close. Therefore, if you’re also anticipating the same updates, you’re not alone.
In this article, we’ll give you all the details on whether you should expect another episode that captures the essence of The Conners, who grapple with parenthood, dating, financial pressures, aging, and in-laws in working-class America anytime soon. But it’s time to buckle up and dive in to see if the show will air another episode on the ABC network in the month of May 2023 or not.
Firstly, if you have also tuned into streaming the fifth season, then you’ll know that it aired its finale episode, “The Grad Finale,” a few days ago on May 3, 2023, which was viewed by 3.65 million US viewers, and much to the fans’ delight, the finale was surprising when we saw how the season chose to end the plot, which has led to much speculation about its future renewal status as well.
So, we understand your anticipation and would like to clear up all the confusion that has been circulating all over social media. Right now, we can assure the readers that the beloved series will not return for new episodes anytime soon or in the summer season! The fifth season has ended on a good note and is expected to continue for a potential sixth season.
Hence, it makes complete sense that no episodes will be premiering until the renewal is confirmed. But if you want to get more details about the current status of The Conners Season 6, then you’ve reached the right place! We have compiled all the crucial details about whether the fans can expect the series to make its return sometime later this year or not. Continue reading to find out more about the upcoming season.
The Conners Season 6: When is the new season expected to return on ABC?
As of writing this, the network hasn’t renewed a sixth season but it is speculated to be approved in a few weeks, and arrive sometime in the fall of 2023, with the most likely release window being around September 2023, just like the last two seasons. It is assumed to keep premiering new episodes every Wednesday at 8/7c on ABC and later available to stream on Hulu.
For the time being, we suggest that the fans should patiently wait until the announcement is officially revealed by the network. Moreover, the overall plot of the sixth season has also been kept under wraps but it is expected to pick up from the fifth season’s finale cliffhanger in which the viewers got to see that, “As Mark’s graduation approaches, he considers his relationship with his father; Louise plans a big graduation ceremony at the Lunch Box.”
On the other hand, executive producer Bruce Helford hinted that the ABC sitcom could be heading into its much anticipated last season to TVLine, quote:
“Sara Gilbert expressed to the network that we don’t want to go out without knowing that we are going out with a series finale so we can build to the right ending — and at this point in time, we feel that [next season] is possibly going to be the last season of The Conners.” Helford continued, “I would not [say that] definitively because the numbers were so good this season, and we’ve all had a really great time… but it’s definitely a possibility.”
Right now, it’s safe to assume that all the main cast members who are expected to return in the next season are as follows: John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner, Emma Kenney as Harris Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Healy II, Jayden Rey as Mary Conner, and Jay R. Ferguson as Ben Olinsky.
The recurring cast members include Katey Sagal as Louise Goldufski, Charlotte Sanchez as Beverly Conner, and Nat Faxon as Neville Goldufski. There can be some additions to the cast if the network wants to expand the plot with previously seen and new characters. “The Conners” is executive produced by Tom Werner, along with Sara Gilbert, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen, and Tony Hernandez. The series is from Werner Entertainment.
Additionally, it has been reported that the final season will comparatively be a short season, in the exclusive interview with TVLine, Helford added, “There may only be 13 episodes. Obviously, we always want to do 20 or 22 [episodes], but at this point in time, we’re talking about if we can do 13 — God willing — and if we can do more, we’ll do more.” Anything is possible going forward, and we hope that the series wraps up the plot in a way that isn’t hurried just cause it will be the final season.
The Conners: Where to stream the show?
If you want to see more of The Conners, a working-class family struggling to get by on a limited household income who, after a sudden turn of events, are forced to face the daily struggles of life in their home in the drab fictional mid-state exurb of Lanford, Illinois, in a way they never have before.
Then we highly urge viewers to catch up with the prior episodes, which are currently available on ABC, FuboTV, and Hulu Plus. The show is also available to stream for rent or purchase on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Vudu, with membership plans according to the preferences of the users.
So, it is time for you to renew your membership plans and explore another genre of TV series offered to its members worldwide.
— The Conners (@TheConnersABC) May 7, 2023
Catch up on the previous seasons and let us know what you think of The Conners Season 6 being the final season if it is renewed in the comments.