Does “The Conners” theme song change to feature Louise and Ben? – Season 5
the conners entered a new era on Wednesday, with Dan now a newly remarried man living with his second wife Louise. But the series’ opening credits haven’t been updated to reflect the shift in family dynamics. – and they probably won’t be updated anytime soon.
The fact that the Roseanne branching has yet to change its main title streak looks terribly odd, especially when you consider that A) Roseanne changed things 11 times (!) over 10 seasons, and B) the scene shown in the Conners the opening credits represent the family first sit-down breakfast after Roseanne Conner’s death.
“We really haven’t changed or altered these in any way. [since Season 1]”conceded executive producer Bruce Helford in a recent interview with TVLine.” Honestly, I imagine if we changed them, we would include [Katey Sagal]. But as long as she’s technically a regular, and whatever that contractually means, we’re leaving that open.
Helford, of course, refers to Sagal’s continued status as a recurring guest star, although Louise married the Conner family and became stepmother to Becky, Darlene and DJ. But the EP previously assured us that Sagal – who appeared in 10 of Season 3’s 20 episodes, while also headlining ABC, has since been canceled. Rebel – will appear “fairly regularly” in season 4.
âIt’s always been the same. Even when she was doing Rebel, she put in her contract that she should be free to do as many episodes of the conners as she wants, âhe said. “I don’t know if there is an actual number, but I know she will be in more than half of the episodes.”
Sagal aside, the ABC comedy had two opportunities to change the opening credits – first, when Maya Lynne Robinson (aka DJ Geena’s wife) was upgraded to a series regular after the pilot; and again when Jay R. Ferguson (Darlene’s boyfriend, Ben) was brought up before Season 3 – and didn’t take any of them.
Would you like to see the conners change his opening title streak – if not in season 4, then in a potential season 5?