Conservative TV watchers rejoice. Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing is finally returning to the airwaves. After being abruptly cancelled by ABC last year, the sitcom has been picked up by FOX.
The New York Post reports:
Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ to return on Fox
Tim Allen, you can probably thank Roseanne for this: “Last Man Standing” is getting a new lease on life — and it appears the revival will stick this time around.
A year after its controversial cancellation at ABC, the Allen-fronted comedy is poised to be resurrected by Fox for the 2018-19 TV season, TVLine has learned. Allen has, per sources, signed a deal for a potential Season 7 and conversations are underway with key cast members and EPs from the original incarnation to join him.
“Last Man’s” axing after six seasons caused a bit of an uproar last May, with some speculating that Allen’s well-vocalized right-wing beliefs may have been a factor. Allen himself added fuel to the conspiracy theory last fall, telling “Norm Macdonald Live,” “There’s nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative.” ABC’s top exec, Channing Dungey, disputed the claim, however, insisting the sitcom was axed after “we made the decision not to continue with comedies on Friday.”
We can’t wait to watch!