Virtual Learning, did chills go down your spine as you read those words? Whether you got the chills or made you smile, all parents can relate to helping their kids cope with Virtual Learning. It was no easy task and just like other issues we can relate to, The Conners will be addressing virtual learning. In tonight’s episode, “Cheating, Revelations and A Box of Doll Heads,” Darlene (Sara Gilbert) is forced to confront the inequities of virtual learning when Mark (Ames McNamara) struggles with an important exam.

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Earlier this week, we had the chance to chat with Sara Gilbert and Ames McNamara from the show. Gilbert felt very strongly about the importance of an episode like this…

“I think it’s important to show because the only way we can change things is to first have some awareness around it and see the problem, be in touch with the problem, and then hopefully be able to take some action. It is really unfortunate. Something that I love about our show that we get to address the fact that this is obviously a fictional group that represents a lot of people who are very kind, smart, intelligent, funny, good people that cannot break the cycle of poverty, and cannot break through the levels of how unfair things can be in this country.” – Sara Gilbert

Ames McNamara added on…

“It’s not like these inequalities did not exist before, but [the pandemic has]widened the gap, in a way, and also brought more attention to it, which I think is a good thing.” – Ames McNamara

Speaking of learning, I’ve got a FUN FACT for you..Ames has the same on set teacher that Sara Gilbert had when she was on the set of Rosanne.

Check out tonight’s episode of The Conners, airing on ABC at 9 pm EST and streaming the next day on Hulu!

About The Conners

The Conners follows America’s favorite family as they continue to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford. Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. will continue to grapple with parenthood, dating, financial pressures and aging in working-class America. Through it all – the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails. The series stars John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy, Jayden Rey as Mary Conner and Jay R. Ferguson as Ben. “The Conners” is executive produced by Tom Werner, along with Sara Gilbert, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen and Tony Hernandez. The series is from Werner Entertainment.