This is news that will make many people happy. Tim Allen is back! Fox has renewed “Last Man Standing” for season 7, after ABC canceled the popular show.
Just a few days ago Tim Allen teased the news on social media.
The original cast of the show will be back, including Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders and Jordan Masterson.
Per Fox News:
“Excited?” asked Allen in a statement sent to Fox News. “Team LMS was in the sixth inning, ahead by four runs, stands were packed and then for no reason, they call off the game. It leaves you sitting in the dugout, holding a bat and puzzled. Now we get the news from Fox that it’s time to get back out on that diamond – hell yes, I’m excited!
“When I heard the offer to create more episodes of ‘Last Man Standing,’ I did a fist pump so hard I threw my back out. It’s the fans! I could not be more grateful for the fans who wrote petitions and kept up the passion and incredible support for the show.
“And a fist pump, ouch, for Dana Walden and Gary Newman at Fox for not only listening to the fans but for making the bold move to bring ‘Last Man Standing’ back. I’m sure audiences will be curious to see what we look like after all these years. Oh, has it only been one year? Well, just goes to show you – a lot can happen in a year.”
“Last Man Standing” tells the story of a married father of three who tries to maintain his manliness in a world often dominated by women.
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.’”
During the 2016-2017 season of “Last Man Standing” the show averaged 8.3 million viewers and was the second most-watched comedy on ABC, to “Modern Family.”
Despite the success of the show, ABC canceled the sitcom in May 2016. Many speculated that the reason the show was ended was due to politics. ABC denied this rumor strongly.
The show “Roseanne” had success with the lead character being pro-Trump, which led for the network to reconsider bringing back “Last Man Standing.”
“Last Man Standing” is expected to return for the 2018-2019 season.
Check out some of the responses on Twitter:
Life is good. https://t.co/NOYiwc0RIM
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 12, 2018
I am very progressive and pretty liberal and I love this show. It’s a TV show people not real life, Tim Allen’s character is conservative but other characters are not, it’s called balance. Find some, we all need more in our lives. #LastManStanding
— Laura Maldonado (@msellemaldonado) May 11, 2018
— WGN America (@wgnamerica) May 10, 2018