CTV has bought the Canadian rights for The Conners, a spin-off of Roseanne, the show that was cancelled by U.S. network ABC in May after its creator sparked widespread outrage by tweeting a racial slur.
CTV, owned by BCE Inc., will air The Conners starting Oct. 16, CTV said in a statement on Tuesday.
Roseanne was canceled by Walt Disney Co.’s ABC after its creator Roseanne Barr sparked widespread anger with a tweet comparing black former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. Barr later apologized for making a bad joke.
In June, ABC ordered a 10-episode spinoff of Roseanne called The Conners that will air without any involvement of Barr.
Roseanne, which ran originally from 1988 to 1997 featuring a blue-collar family with parents struggling to get by, was revived and aired on ABC.
The revival was ABC’s biggest hit of the 2017-2018 season, drawing more than 18 million viewers on average, according to Nielsen.