Tim Allen's Series Won't Return to ABC for Season 7

Tim Allen's Series Won't Return to ABC for Season 7

"It was the third most watched ABC scripted series overall behind Grey's Anatomy and Modern Family".

In March, Allen appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, during which he accused Hollywood of behaving like "1930s Germany" for actors who express views that are outside of the liberal mainstream. Canceling a show with this kind of stats is virtually unheard of. Tim Allen's character, Mike Baxter, is a Christian who is outspokenly conservative. In other words, a reasonable number of people watched the show every week, but they weren't the sort of people that advertisers or TV networks care about. Just this year, Deadline reported Last Man Standing was "the top program on Friday for adults 18-49 for a fourth consecutive week".

Nobody listens to your rants, nobody respects your opinions, and when it canceled Last Man Standing, ABC cruelly took away the one TV show you could count on to present the world in a way that connects with your proud, conservative values.

"Last Man Standing" has been hailed by some viewers for its positive portrayal of conservatives, while off-screen Allen has voiced his support for President Trump. "The new ABC Entertainment president, Channing Dungey, has actually said heading into the pilot season that she's looking for ways to better represent the "right" side, so this show would have fit that bill". "Last Man Standing" had an older viewership while advertising companies prefer young demographics, meaning that ABC could have decided that the sitcom was not worth further investment despite its solid ratings, according to Vox. You gotta be real careful around here, you know. "You get beat up if you don't believe what everybody believes".

Allen has not yet responded to the show's cancellation. NBC executives this week "un-cancelled" the drama series Timeless after social media users pleaded and petitioned for the show to come back.

"Last Man Standing" stars Héctor Elizondo (left), Tim Allen and Christoph Sanders.



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