‘The Conners’ star Jayden Rey exits before Season 6


“The Conners” has lost another family member.

Jayden Rey, who portrayed Dan Conner’s (John Goodman) granddaughter Mary on the sitcom, has exited ahead of Season 6.

According to Entertainment Weekly, however, she could return in a guest-starring capacity in the future.

Mary is the daughter of D.J. Conner (Michael Fishman) and Geena Williams Conner (Maya Lynne Robinson).

Robinson left after the first season, while Fishman departed the ABC series at the end of Season 4 in 2021.

Fishman, 42, released a a statement at the time of his exit, saying: “It has been my honor to play D.J. Conner. It’s every actor’s dream to be a series regular, especially on a groundbreaking show, where we tackle significant topics.”

The ABC sitcom premiered in 2018 as a spinoff of “Roseanne.” ABC

“The opportunity to do comedy and drama alongside iconic castmates, while reaching fans in meaningful ways has profoundly impacted my life.”

“I am proud of the work I did as part of ‘Roseanne’ and ‘The Conners,’” he continued. “Especially the privilege of playing a Military Veteran, Interracial Spouse, and the father of a Biracial child, portrayed by the amazing Jayden Rey.”

The actor’s character left the sitcom in order to see his wife overseas while Rey stayed with her grandfather. Rey only appeared in five episodes in the last season.

Jayden Rey plays Mary on “The Conners.” Getty Images for Daria Johns

“The Conners” premiered in 2018 and is an offshoot of the rebooted “Roseanne” series, which ran from 1988 to 1997.

Maya Lynne Robinson and Michael Fishman played Mary’s parents Geena and D.J. on “The Conners.” Getty Images

The reboot was briefly canceled after star Roseanne Barr went on a racist rant on Twitter (now known as X) at the time. After the controversy, “The Conners” was created.

The sequel series killed off Barr’s character and featured the grown-up daily lives of the Conner family.

Returning Season 6 stars include Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, Jay R. Ferguson and Katey Sagal.

“The Conners” returns Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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