LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran TV producer Bruce Helford knows how unpredictable a live sitcom episode can be. He has a vivid memory of the moment on “The Drew Carey Show” when an extra mooned the camera with a cheery “Hi Mom” written on his behind.
Helford is trying something with even more potential for the unexpected: A live episode of “The Conners” that will incorporate Tuesday’s Democratic primary in New Hampshire.
There will be an equal-opportunity approach to the candidates, Helford promised, saying everyone will catch fire.
Series star and producer Sara Gilbert says the episode is a reminder that people “have a voice” and aims to reinforce the importance of voting.
“The Conners” airs at 8 p.m. Eastern Tuesday on ABC.