Foxnews.com reports that Tim Allen’s hugely popular ABC show has been picked up by Fox for Season seven.
Gary Newman and Dana Walden, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, said the decision to bring back the series was a no-brainer.
“’Last Man Standing’ ended too soon and the outcry from the fans has been deafening,” they shared. “We’ve wanted to put the show back together since its final taping a year ago, and Tim never gave up hope either. Thanks to its millions of devoted viewers and the irrepressible Tim Allen, we haven’t seen the last of ‘Last Man Standing.’”
“Last Man Standing” averaged 8.3 million viewers in Live + 7 ratings for the 2016-17 season on ABC. It was the network’s second most-watched comedy, after “Modern Family.”
Allen got his show yanked (or so it is rumored) because of his politics and remarks about liberal Hollywood, despite it being a major cash-cow for ABC.
ABC denied it and has since rebooted Rosanne, which now includes a very outspoken character who is not your typical Hollywood liberal.
Decide for yourselves but whatever the thinking, or lack thereof, Last Man Standing is on its way back and Fox seems happy to have them.