Fans were devastated this week when ABC cancelled Tim Allen’s conservative sitcom “Last Man Standing” despite the fact that it was dominating the ratings. Now, it appears that these fans have been given some much-needed good news.
Breitbart reported that the studio 20th Century Fox is looking for a new home for Allen’s sitcom, in which he place a proud supporter of Donald Trump who regularly mocks liberals. 20th Century Fox Television presidents Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman confirmed that they are looking for another network who would take “Last Man Standing,” which ran for six seasons until it’s abrupt cancellation.
“We’re starting to explore that,” Kurtzman said. “If it’s not going to go forward at ABC, of course Jonnie and I are hopeful that we can find another home for it.”
They added that they were surprised that ABC decided to pull the plug on the beloved comedy.
“That’s the one that’s really an open sore right now,” Davis said.
“We really were expecting a pickup,” Kurtzman added. “The fact that we didn’t get a pickup was a surprise and a disappointment. I think no one was more disappointed than Tim Allen, such a huge star with such a huge following.”
After the show’s cancellation, fans launched a Change.org petition that went viral, collecting more than 345,000 signatures in one week. This outpouring of fan support is what caught the eye of 20th Century Fox.
“We know how passionate our fans are, and we’re seeing that now,” Davis said.