The Friday announced Multikam Comedy Committee was picked up for a new season, about a year after its cancellation by ABC caused a rally among some, alleged star Tim Allen's conservative political views played a role in the network's decision to line up the series to delete.
"Excited?" Allen said in a statement over the network. "Team [‘Last Man Standing’] was in the sixth inning, before four runs, the bleachers were full and then without any reason abort the game." It leaves you sitting in the shelter, holding a bat and confused.Now we get the news from FOX that it It's time to come back to this diamond – damn, yes, I'm excited! "
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"Stunned and blinded by the network I've called home for the last six years," Allen tweeted at the time.
ABC denied that Allen's political views played a role in his decision. The cancellation of the show was motivated by "business and schedule reasons".
On these business grounds – "Last Man Standing" was produced for ABC by 20th Century Fox Television, and network ownership plays a major role in program decision-making. (That is, a television series produced by a station's in-house studio has an advantage over one that is not when decision-making time struggles.)
It is noteworthy that a year later ABC found a restart of "Rosanne" with Roseanne Barr, who is both a supporter of President Trump and one in the series.
"Last Man Standing" averaged 8.3 million viewers for ABC over the period 2016-2017. It was the network's second most watched comedy, according to "Modern Family," a Fox release said.
"I'm sure viewers will be curious about what we look like after all these years," Allen added in his statement. "Oh, is it just a year? Well, just to show you – in a year, a lot can happen."