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Around the remote: ‘The Conners’ look to live without Roseanne

From left, Sara Gilbert, Jayden Rey, Michael Fishman, Ames McNamara, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson and Emma Kenney in a scene from “The Connors,” premiering Tuesday. (Eric McCandless / ABC)
From left, Sara Gilbert, Jayden Rey, Michael Fishman, Ames McNamara, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson and Emma Kenney in a scene from “The Connors,” premiering Tuesday. (Eric McCandless / ABC)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “The Conners” – Our curiosity has been piqued. Are viewers ready to embrace this newly formed spinoff of “Roseanne” without Roseanne Barr? And how, exactly, will the show address the absence of its disgraced leading lady? In the opener, “a sudden turn of events” forces our favorite working-class family from Lanford to face the daily struggles of life “in a way they never have before.” John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and all the other familiar cast members return. (8 p.m. Tuesday, ABC).

Other bets

SUNDAY: Jennifer Garner returns to series television in the offbeat comedy “Camping.” She plays an obsessive control freak who organizes a family-and-friends great outdoors trip for her husband’s (David Tennant) 45th birthday. Of course, things go hilariously awry. (10 p.m., HBO).

SUNDAY: TV’s reboot plague continues with “Charmed.” In this supernatural update, three new witchy women – Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffrey and Madeleine Mantock – hope to cast a fresh spell on audiences. (9 p.m., The CW).

MONDAY: The new season of “Arrow” begins with Oliver (Stephen Amell) behind bars after his shocking decision to turn himself over to the FBI and reveal his identity as the Green Arrow. He’s determined to keep a low profile in prison, but that resolve is tested when he encounters old foes. (8 p.m., The CW).

TUESDAY: Set in the 1970s, “The Kids Are Alright” is a new sitcom that follows a tight-knit Irish-Catholic family – with eight boys! – as they navigate big and small changes during one of America’s most turbulent decades. Expect plenty of dysfunction and general chaos. (8:30 p.m., ABC).

TUESDAY: “The Rookie” is Nathan Fillion’s latest crack at a crime procedural. He plays John Nolan, a 40-something divorcee, who faces an uphill battle – and plenty of skepticism – when he joins the Los Angeles Police Department as its oldest first-year officer. (10 p.m., ABC).

WEDNESDAY: Need some color in your life? “Autumnwatch New England” is a three-night programming event that introduces viewers to cultural traditions, historical sites, local wildlife and the beautiful fall foliage of the region. (10 p.m., KSPS).

THURSDAY: Good grief, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” returns to the airwaves once again. Will poor Linus finally meet his hero this time – or spend yet another Halloween in bitter disappointment? (8 p.m., ABC).

FRIDAY: When we last saw Matt Murdock – in “The Defenders” – a skyscraper had collapsed on him. Let’s hope he can make a quick recovery and get back in the game when he returns today in Season 3 of “Marvel’s Daredevil.” (Netflix).

FRIDAY: On tonight’s episode of “Hell’s Kitchen,” the contestants compete in a sled race. Yeah, that should really determine who the best chefs are. (9 p.m., Fox).

SATURDAY: In the TV movie “My Dinner With Hervi,” Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) plays Hervi Villechaize, the French dwarf who starred in “Fantasy Island.” The film is inspired by a real-life experience of director Sacha Gervasi, who in 1993, spent one wild night in Los Angeles with Villechaize. (8 p.m., HBO).

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