TV - Movies
The Conners'
Michael Fishman
Addresses His
Unexpected Exit
By JEFF LITTON
Michael Fishman has played D.J. Conner on all nine seasons of the original run of “Roseanne” and returned to play grown-up D.J. on "The Conners.” It’s now been reported that Fishman will be exiting the show ahead of its upcoming fifth season.
Leaving didn’t seem to be Fishman’s idea. In a statement to People Magazine, the actor said, "While I was told I would not be returning for Season 5, Lanford was a valuable place to grow up, learn and develop,” referencing the fictional Illinois suburb where the two shows are both set.
Fishman also said he has more projects in store both as an actor and a writer. Devoted viewers should be relieved that contrary to earlier reports, Jayden Rey, who plays D.J.'s daughter Mary on “The Connors,” will continue to serve as a series regular.