DON'T MISS: "The Conners" – Our curiosity has been piqued. Are viewers ready to embrace this newly formed spinoff of "Roseanne" without Roseanne Barr? And how, exactly, will the show address the absence of its disgraced leading lady? In the opener, "a sudden turn of events" forces our favorite working-class family from Lanford to face the daily struggles of life "in a way they never have before." John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and all the other familiar cast members return. (8 p.m. Tuesday, ABC).