The series stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, Jayden Rey, and Maya Lynne Robinson, with all except Barr reprising their roles from Roseanne. Development on a spin-off began following the cancellation of Roseanne in May 2018, due to remarks that were widely viewed as racist made by Roseanne Barr on Twitter. The next month, ABC ordered the series and confirmed the adult principal cast's involvement, while Kenney, McNamara, and Rey were confirmed in August. It airs in the Tuesday, 8:00 PM, slot its predecessor was previously scheduled to hold during the 2018–19 television season. The series premiered on October 16, 2018. On October 26, 2018, ABC ordered an extra episode bringing the episode order to 11.