The Conners season 7: everything we know about the final season of the sitcom

Emma Kenney, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson, Ames McNamara, Sara Gilbert, Jar R. Ferguson and John Goodman in The Conners
Emma Kenney, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson, Ames McNamara, Sara Gilbert, Jar R. Ferguson and John Goodman in The Conners (Image credit: Disney/Justin Stephens)

Created as a spinoff to the classic TV sitcom Roseanne, The Conners has etched its own place in TV history over the last seven years and 100-plus episodes. But all things must come to an end, and The Conners season 7 marks the final season of the show that has been a staple on ABC since 2018.

But fans should be prepared for an abbreviated ending of the series. Following an already shortened The Conners season 6 (due to the 2023 Hollywood strikes), there are reports that season 7 of the sitcom is going to feature the fewest episodes in the series run, likely in the single digits. 

Find out more about The Conners season 7 below, including what we know about when the final season is going to premiere.

The Conners season 7 release date

The Conners has been a fixture on ABC's Wednesday night lineup since its third season, but when ABC kicks off its fall 2024 slate The Conners is not going to be a part of it. As of right now, we don't have any word on when The Conners season 7 is going to premiere on the network outside of it being a midseason addition.

If we were to speculate, The Conners season 7 will likely premiere after the first season of The Golden Bachelorette wraps up, as the reality program is taking The Conners’ traditional 8 pm ET/PT time slot in the fall.

In the meantime, if you want to catch up with any episodes of The Conners, the series is available to stream on Hulu and Netflix (first five seasons available) in the US. Those in the UK can find the show on Sky Go.

Whenever The Conners season 7 premieres, you are going to need access to ABC to watch the latest episodes, which is available through traditional cable TV providers or live TV streaming services like Fubo, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.

The Conners season 7 cast

ABC has not confirmed the official cast for The Conners season 7, but expect the main ensemble of John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, Jay R. Ferguson and Katey Segal to return.

With this expected to be the final season, other former cast members may return, though again at this time nothing is confirmed.

The Conners season 7 plot

Based on the The Conners season 6 finale, season 7 will see the titular family deal with new phases of their lives. Darlene will be adjusting to members of the family (Mark and Becky) moving out and what that could mean for her; speaking of Mark, he'll likely have some trouble with his new illegal hacking job. Meanwhile, Dan and Jackie are going to continue to adjust to retirement. 

These plotlines and more will plan to wrap up in the final season, which is slated to run just six episodes. Though in an interview with TVLine, executive producers Bruce Helford and Dave Caplan said they don't need more than six episodes to execute their plan for the final season, which they believe will "wrap this up with the dignity the show deserves."

The Conners season 7 trailer

There's no trailer for The Conners season 7 at this time. When something becomes available we'll add it here. 

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.