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Roseanne

OCTOBER 26TH
ALL DAY LONG

John Goodman

Dan Conner

John Goodman is one of those rare, larger-than-life individuals able to connect with an audience on stage or screen, big or small. His celebrated Everyman quality has brought him success in stage shows (including a star turn on Broadway's "Waiting for Godot" in 2009) to a turn as one of baseball's most beloved and mythic figures, Babe Ruth (in the film of the same name).

The St. Louis native was Roseanne's first choice to play Dan Conner, the hard-working, salt-of-the-Earth patriarch. After finding himself in living rooms across the country and in the middle of one of the most volatile productions on TV, he became one of the most sought-after stars, guest stars and guest hosts – his SNL appearances being a perennial favorite.

Goodman's list of awards and nominations (Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award, and People's Choice) only begins to demonstrate America's affection for the comic. But behind all that laughter, Goodman had pain: During a 2009 appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, he confessed to having a 30-year battle with alcoholism and stated sobriety was the best thing to ever happen to him.

Character Bio

A few words to describe Dan Conner: burly, barrel-chested, long-suffering, caring and quirky. A former high-school jock, he's now an armchair quarterback. More often than not, he can be found watching his favorite sports program with daughter Darlene. He clearly has a soft spot for his tomboyish middle child, but it's eldest daughter Becky who's the apple of his eye. For her, no boy is good enough -- especially not Mark Healy. As for his youngest and only son D.J., Dan's motto is "boys will be boys." Dan believes, mistakenly, that he's the king of his castle and that he and the other man of the house should feel free to "retire to the living room where they can burp freely and scratch themselves."

Frustrated that he might not be a good enough provider, Dan bids on freelance drywall contracts while waiting for his ship to come in. He also takes several other side jobs, including hot tub salesman, clerk in a big & tall men's shop, bus mechanic, and the most important job of all, owner/operator of the Lanford Cycle Shop. Dan loves motorcycles. But as is usually the case in Lanford, the shop can not sustain itself, and even though he and Roseanne put in countless hours, they can't make a go of it. Long estranged from his own parents, Dan vows to give his children the time and attention they deserve, no matter how dysfunctional that may be. Dan's love for his family makes him a loveable dad, dutiful husband and all-around fun guy.

Roseanne TV Schedule

Saturday
October 25
2:24pm
Second Time Around
Dan's near-fatal accident at work makes D.J. follow him obsessively. Guest Star: Tom Arnold
TV-G
3:00pm
Dances With Darlene
Roseanne tries to convince Darlene to wear something feminine to a big school dance. Guest Star: Martin Mull,
TV-G
3:36pm
Scenes from a Barbecue
The Connors celebrate Mother's Day with a barbecue with Roseanne's feisty grandmother. Guest Star: Shelley Winters, Tom Arnold
TV-G
Sunday
October 26
6:00am
BOO!
The Conner family celebrates Halloween night by pranking each other.
TV-G
6:36am
Trick or Treat
Roseanne plays along with some braggarts and learns about machismo. Guest Star: Tom Arnold
TV-PG
7:12am
Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Roseanne comes unglued thinking that Kathy Bowman will take revenge for a Hallowe'en prank. Guest Stars: Tom Arnold, George Clooney
TV-G
7:48am
Halloween IV
Having lost her Halloween spirit, Roseanne sends everyone to a party while she stays home. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard
TV-G
8:24am
Halloween V
Hallowe'en at the diner becomes complicated when Nancy complains that Dan doesn't like her.
TV-PG
9:00am
Skeleton in the Closet
Leon outdoes himself hosting a Halloween soire with the Lunch Box clan and a bevy of his gay friends.
TV-PG
9:36am
Halloween - The Final Chapter
Roseanne reigns as "Queen of the Gypsies, consort of wizards and seer of souls" on Halloween. Guest Star: Ed McMahon
TV-G
10:12am
Halloween IV
Having lost her Halloween spirit, Roseanne sends everyone to a party while she stays home. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard
TV-G
10:48am
BOO!
The Conner family celebrates Halloween night by pranking each other.
TV-G
11:24am
Trick or Treat
Roseanne plays along with some braggarts and learns about machismo. Guest Star: Tom Arnold
TV-PG
12:00pm
Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Roseanne comes unglued thinking that Kathy Bowman will take revenge for a Hallowe'en prank. Guest Stars: Tom Arnold, George Clooney
TV-G
12:36pm
Halloween IV
Having lost her Halloween spirit, Roseanne sends everyone to a party while she stays home. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard
TV-G
1:12pm
Halloween V
Hallowe'en at the diner becomes complicated when Nancy complains that Dan doesn't like her.
TV-PG
1:48pm
Halloween - The Final Chapter
Roseanne reigns as "Queen of the Gypsies, consort of wizards and seer of souls" on Halloween. Guest Star: Ed McMahon
TV-G
2:24pm
BOO!
The Conner family celebrates Halloween night by pranking each other.
TV-G
3:00pm
Skeleton in the Closet
Leon outdoes himself hosting a Halloween soire with the Lunch Box clan and a bevy of his gay friends.
TV-PG
3:30pm
Halloween V
Hallowe'en at the diner becomes complicated when Nancy complains that Dan doesn't like her.
TV-PG
4:00pm
Trick or Treat
Roseanne plays along with some braggarts and learns about machismo. Guest Star: Tom Arnold
TV-PG
4:30pm
Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Roseanne comes unglued thinking that Kathy Bowman will take revenge for a Hallowe'en prank. Guest Stars: Tom Arnold, George Clooney
TV-G
5:00pm
Halloween IV
Having lost her Halloween spirit, Roseanne sends everyone to a party while she stays home. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard
TV-G
5:30pm
BOO!
The Conner family celebrates Halloween night by pranking each other.
TV-G
Tuesday
October 28
2:36am
A Bitter Pill to Swallow
Roseanne is stunned when Becky asks for advice about birth control.
TV-PG
3:12am
Take My Bike...Please!
Roseanne and Dan open Lanford Custom Cycles, but selling a bike proves an exhausting challenge. Guest Star: Martin Mull
TV-G