Michael Fishman claims he was fired from "The Conners"

According to Michael Fishman, leaving The Conners was not his choice.

Additionally, he claims in a recent interview that the sitcom's producers informed

him that he "would not be returning for Season 5" of the show.

The actor, who portrayed D.J. Conner on the enduring television sitcom Roseanne and its spinoff

The Conners, has spoken candidly about leaving the ABC programme 

the influence the part had on his life.

"It has been my honour to portray DJ Conner," Fishman said in a statement to People

Every actor aspires to be a series regular, particularly on a ground-breaking

programme where we address important issues.