Looks like Matthew Broderick will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of ABC’s The Conners—and Twitter has a lot to say about it.
According to People, the 56-year-old actor—perhaps best known for his role in the John Hughes classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off—will play Laurie Metcalf’s love interest on the Oct. 30 episode of the Roseanne spin-off.
The Conners premiered last Tuesday, addressing the absence of Roseanne Barr’s character right away. ABC cancelled the revived Roseanne last May following racist remarks Barr made on Twitter.
Many commenters seem less than enthused about Broderick’s upcoming appearance on the show:
Bless his heart. We aren’t watching.
— Janice Barrett (@lasswell_lass) October 21, 2018
I think I need to wash my hair during that time. Matt probably should as well.
— Ricky Smith (@RickSmith2212) October 21, 2018
He’s too good for The Conners, but oh well.
— John Bata (@johnnyatab) October 21, 2018
Fans of Broderick aren’t so sure it’s a good move for the Tony Award-winning actor:
Bad move Matthew Broderick
— @PeggyBrava™ #Resist (@PeggyBrava) October 21, 2018
Big mistake HUGE
— Lori (@LoriKnowsLuxury) October 21, 2018
Why? No one will see it.
— Tim Smith (@tools4) October 21, 2018
With the loss of Barr’s character, Twitter users speculated that ABC decided to feature Broderick in an effort to spike ratings:
Got to do something not many people watching without Roseanne
— Crazyapril (@genesis1965) October 21, 2018
— Todd Doyle (@whizkids) October 21, 2018
Wow they are so desperate to get the public to tune in.
— Gabrielle Salinas (@gabysalas1979) October 21, 2018
And many cheered the casting:
good for you ferris
— eddie p zettlemoyer (@Eddiezettlemoy1) October 21, 2018
My goodness, Matthew is a busy man these days!!!
— Cathy Carey (@CathyCarey311) October 19, 2018
Great news! Can’t wait to see him on the show. MB and Laurie Metcalf = a hugely talented team!
— Cathy (@CathyMD31) October 20, 2018
He’s adorable so i’ll watch just for him
— Heather (@heather__joy) October 20, 2018
— Stephen Furey (@StephenFurey10) October 20, 2018
Love the conners! He’s a great add
— heather sellers (@tequilasmommy) October 20, 2018
You can catch The Conners on Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.