The Conners adds Matthew Broderick as Jackie's new love interest

Here’s something for Aunt Jackie to twist and shout about: Matthew Broderick will recur on The Conners, our sister site Deadline reports, playing a potential love interest for Laurie Metcalf’s grieving character. Broderick’s Peter will first appear in the ABC comedy’s Halloween episode, titled “There Won’t Be Blood,” airing Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 8/7c.

Along with his trip to Lanford, Broderick has also been cast in the Netflix dramedy series Daybreak, the story of a 17-year-old high school outcast who goes searching for his missing girlfriend in post-apocalyptic Glendale, Calif. His motley crew of travel companions includes his former bully (now a samurai) and a 12-year-old pyromaniac. Broderick will play Principal Burr, the head honcho at Glendale High. He will also recur in the upcoming season of FX’s Better Things as a counselor.

The Conners premiered earlier this week, revealing that the family’s matriarch died in her sleep of an opioid overdose — a twist Roseanne Barr previously spoiled during a radio interview. In a since-deleted tweet, Barr lashed out at the show’s decision to kill off her character, posting, “I ain’t dead, bitches!” on the night of the premiere.