"The Conners" Season 3 Premieres WEDNESDAY OCT 21 on ABC!

"The Conners" Season 3 Premieres WEDNESDAY OCT 21 on ABC!

Get ready to return to Lanford, because "The Conners" season 3 premiere has been announced! Delivering on the network's commitment to being the broadcast destination for family comedy, ABC today announced premiere dates for its Wednesday primetime comedy block. "The Goldbergs," "The Conners" and "black-ish" will return WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21, and "American Housewife" will join the comedy lineup on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28.

"We couldn't be more excited to spread some much-needed joy with our Wednesday night comedy lineup," said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. "While we had to be incredibly flexible this year, we are so lucky that we're able to continue our long tradition of making Wednesday night comedy a strong staple of our fall broadcast schedule."

Most recently, ABC claimed 3 of the Top 4 comedies last season in Adults 18-49, "Modern Family" (1.6/8) – No. 1 (tie), "The Conners" (1.5/8) – No. 3 and "The Goldbergs" (1.3/6) – No. 4 (tie), as well as securing the No. 1 (tie) scripted summer broadcast show this year with "United We Fall."

ABC's Wednesday scripted comedy series premiere dates are as follows (all times listed are Eastern/Pacific).

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21
8|7c - "The Goldbergs" (premiering with two back-to-back episodes)
9|8c - "The Conners"
9:30|8:30c - "black-ish"

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28
8:30|7:30c - "American Housewife"

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Previously announced standalone "black-ish" event composed of two back-to-back episodes will air Sunday, Oct. 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). For the first time, ABC will air a fully animated "black-ish" episode as part of the event.)

"The Conners" follows America's favorite family as they continue to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford. Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. will continue to grapple with parenthood, dating, financial pressures and aging in working-class America. Through it all – the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails. The series stars John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy, Jayden Rey as Mary Conner and Jay R. Ferguson as Ben. "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.

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