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TV - Movies
The Conners Fans
Just Got The
Change They've
Been Hoping For
THIS STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR the Season 5 premiere of "The Conners."


Everyone's favorite middle-class clan is back in action as ABC’s "The Conners" has returned to the small screen. There’s a big change to hit fictional Lanford, Illinois, during Season 5's debut, and it’s something fans of "The Conners" have been yearning for, and now they've finally gotten it.
After four seasons of an opening that fans of the show have long complained is both outdated and gross, viewers of "The Conners" were treated to a brand-new set of opening credits for Season 5. The new credits, as per tradition, echo the show's long-held theme of the family gathering to eat a meal together, but the scene has changed up more than the meal itself.
D.J. Conner has been excised from the opening in the wake of Michael Fishman’s departure, but the titles do contain Darlene’s new husband, Ben Olinsky (Jay R. Ferguson) for the first time. Ultimately, the new credits scene provides "The Conners" fans a fresh new way to celebrate the start of their favorite sitcom.