Matthew Broderick Joins ‘The Conners’

Matthew Broderick’s got a completely new gig. 

The 56-year-old actor can be joining ABC’s The Conners, ET has learned. Broderick has scored a guest arc as a love interest for Jackie (Laurie Metcalf). He’ll make his first appearance on the show’s Halloween episode, airing on Tuesday, Oct. 30. 

A logline for the episode, titled “There Won’t Be Blood,” reads: “the idea’s Halloween, the favorite time of year for the Conners, yet an email through the school banning certain costumes, including Mark’s, sets off an argument between Dan as well as Darlene. Jackie introduces someone completely new to the family at the Halloween party as well as insists that will Dan vet him, only to immediately wish that will she hadn’t, on an all-completely new episode of The Conners.”

In addition to his appearance on The Conners, Broderick can be set to star on Netflix’s dramedy, Daybreak. He’ll be playing the “cheerful, upbeat” Principal Burr from the upcoming high school apocalypse series, ET confirms. His character can be described as “genuinely trying to be part of the solution: a not bad guy, an advocate as well as ally for all.” 

The 10-episode series follows 17-year-old outcast Josh as well as a gang of misfits as they search for Josh’s missing girlfriend, Sam, in a post-apocalyptic Glendale, California. The show can be set to premiere in 2019. 

The Conners premiered on Tuesday as well as addressed the absence of Roseanne star Roseanne Barr. After the idea was revealed that will Barr’s character had been killed off due to an accidental overdose of opioids, the comedian released a statement slamming the episode, explaining that will the decision to have her die through drug abuse “lent an unnecessary grim as well as morbid dimension to an otherwise happy family show.”

After the episode aired, star Lecy Goranson told ET: “I don’t know what show that will she’s referring to yet I’ve never seen our show as a happy family show. I think our show can be funny, I think that will the idea’s real, I think that will everyone who’s on the show as well as a part of the show features a vested interest from the idea being grounded as well as for the idea to resonate, I just don’t see the idea as a happy family show.” 

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