Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

'Last Man Standing' Could Get a New Home After ABC Cancellation

'Last Man Standing' Could Get a New Home After ABC Cancellation

There is one, though, that no-one understands and it is ABC's cancellation of Tim Allen's Last Man Standing, but it may end up finding a landing spot with another network.

Allen expressed his displeasure on his Twitter account Tuesday, writing: "Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years".

But the series, which was ABC's second most-watched comedy last season behind "Modern Family", may not be dead. A petition has been started on Change.org in an attempt by the fans to get Last Man Standing saved and back on the air. "It is a show that appeals to a broad swath of Americans who find very few shows that extol the virtues with which they can identify; namely conservative values".

The petition adds that although, "some of the characters in the show are clearly of the liberal persuasion...the characters on the show all manage to get along and take care of one another, despite their politically opposed views". As of Thursday afternoon, it had already surpassed 337,000 signatures in just about a week of being in place.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Nina Agdal break up
She acts very giddy around him. "So I hate that people , like, start stirring stuff up, because he's just in the same area". E! News reported the split, adding that the two remain friendly.

Tim Allen wasn't going quietly after ABC canceled his sitcom "Last Man Standing" - and neither were the show's fans.

The ordained Southern Baptist minister, who is a supporter of President Donald Trump, added that despite the show's ratings success, its conservative values likely didn't sit well with Disney, the left-leaning corporate owner of ABC.

At the same time, he noted that ABC is not getting syndication fees from new episodes to cover production costs, which could be a legitimate reason for letting it go after six seasons. "Once we made the decision to not continue with comedies on Friday, that was where we landed". So when ABC announced Last Man Standing would be among the shows it axed this spring, upset viewers believed the decision was a form of punishment for the show's politics and its conservative star. Neither was it a result of Allen's conservatives views, no matter what certain petition signers believe. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey defended the decision in a press call Tuesday, citing business and scheduling conflicts, and denied that politics influenced the cancellation.

In its sixth season at ABC, "Last Man Standing" averaged a 1.2 rating and 6.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers.

Like this: