The Conners season 5 will bring back a surprising character from Roseanne. 

The fifth installment of the popular sitcom has already garnered a number of headlines before its debut.

At one point, as The Conners season 4 was wrapping up earlier this year.

There was some speculation about whether the show would be renewed. 

Those questions were answered in May, with several key cast members signing new deals.

It was announced that Michael Fishman would not be back The Conners season 5. 

Fishman, who played DJ on Roseanne and the spinoff, said he was grateful for his time with the series.

Executive producer Bruce Helford has since shed light on how DJ's absence will be explained.

The character will be visiting his wife Geena, who is stationed overseas.