Fox Moves to Revive Tim Allen Comedy Series 'Last Man Standing'

Posted May 05, 2018

At the very least, he may well be the last man laughing. The TV show would pick up where the sixth season left off, essentially becoming season 7 on Fox in the 2018-19 broadcast season. LMS just might be a reality", Allen wrote in a recent tweet."Keep it up.

- Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) May 3, 2018They heard all your voices people!

Of course, here's the irony to all of us: ABC now has Roseanne, a series featuring a heavy Donald Trump supporter in Roseanne Barr who has drawn far more attention for her political beliefs than Allen ever did.

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A source tells ET that Allen has signed a deal to bring back his hit series, this time on Fox, and negotiations are under way with the rest of the original cast and executive producers to join him.

ABC, however, said the decision to cancel "Last Man Standing" had nothing to do with politics.

"But there is nothing more risky, especially in this climate, than a amusing, likable conservative character", the actor added.

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CMT was in preliminary talks past year to rescue "Last Man Standing" when it was initially canceled, but discussions never went further.

Last Man Standing's cancellation nearly a year ago was anything but routine for ABC, as it got dragged into the political circus consuming America.

Talks for a return of the series are reportedly occurring with Fox and are still in the early stages. This unusual scrapping led viewers to wonder if its cancellation had to do with it starring right-leaning Tim Allen and his conservative character Mike Baxter. Ratings for the "Roseanne" premiere were up 10 percent from its 1997 season finale; the show slipped to second place behind "NCIS" this week, but still averaged 10.3 million viewers. Fox and 20th Century Fox Television declined comment.

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