The Conners are getting a little visit from the soul man this upcoming season.
Today, ABC announced that John Goodman’s (Dan Conner) former Blues Brothers 2000 co-star Dan Aykroyd will be joining the season two cast with a guest-starring role.
The 67-year-old Saturday Night Live alum is set to appear in the third episode of the season as a poker friend of Dan’s. Further details about Aykroyd’s character aren’t yet known, but it’s expected that he’ll only appear in one episode. This marks the duo’s first shared screen since their 1998 cult classic movie.
In case you don’t recall, Blues Brothers 2000 centered on Elwood Blues (Aykroyd) getting out of prison and attempting to reunite with his old band and find some new partners in crime (aka Goodman). It quickly became iconic for its ridiculousness.
Interestingly enough, Aykroyd isn’t the forthcoming season’s only visitor. The same episode that Aykroyd appears in will also feature a cameo from Katey Sagal, who plays Dan’s love interest Louise. Unlike, the Blues Brothers 2000 star, however, the Married with Children alum will appear in more than half of The Conners’s season two episodes. (There are 19 episodes this upcoming chapter, so it looks like Louise and Dan must really like each other.)
Even so, The Conners showrunner Bruce Helford recently told TV Line that they’re “taking it slow” on the romantic front. “She wants a relationship. She wants romance. She is not giving up. But Dan is still having difficulty. He’s struggling with whether he’d be betraying [Roseanne] if he does move toward someone else,” Helford went on to say.
The Conners returns to ABC with season two on Tuesday, September 24 at 8/7c.