Matthew Broderick Joins “The Conners”

Matthew Broderick. Photo by Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock (7728462bp)

Roseanne Barr out, Matthew Broderick in!

The newest casting addition to The Conners has been announced — Broderick has scored a guest arc on the show’s revival. 

The 56-year-old actor will play Aunt Jackie’s (Laurie Metcalf) new love interest. He’ll make his first appearance on the show’s Halloween episode, airing on Tuesday, October 30. 

Here’s the official logline for the episode titled, There Won’t Be Blood: “It’s Halloween, the favorite time of year for the Conners, but an email from the school banning certain costumes, including Mark’s, sets off an argument between Dan and Darlene. Jackie introduces someone new to the family at the Halloween party and insists that Dan vet him, only to immediately wish that she hadn’t, on an all-new episode of The Conners.”

The news of the casting comes after Netflix revealed that Broderick will be joining the cast of the Daybreak. According to Entertainment Tonight, he’ll be playing the “cheerful, upbeat” Principal Burr. His character is described as “genuinely trying to be part of the solution: a good guy, an advocate and ally for all.”