Conservatives were thrilled to find out that Fox would be bringing back “Last Man Standing.” And its star Tim Allen is not letting that opportunity go to waste.
He’s thrilled to be back and he says the show will not be shy about addressing issues.
And one critical topic that the show will cover?
From Fox News:
The 64-year-old star explained his character “owns a sporting-goods store that has firearms, so we’re going to have to deal with that somehow.”
“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.
The popular sitcom was resurrected by Fox for Season 7 a few weeks ago, after ABC canceled the show in 2016.
The show’s original cast, including Allen, Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders and Jordan Masterson, are lined up to return.
Allen said that they had “a lot left in our tank” to say. “There were a lot of stories we hadn’t gotten to.”
Allen is a conservative whose character, Mike Baxter, mirrors him and is also conservative on the show.
The CEOs of Fox who brought the show back, Gary Newman and Dana Walden, said it was an easy choice. Newman noted the fan effort to bring the show back and recognized the love that people had for the characters and the show.
“’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.”
Many speculated at the time that the network axed the series over its politics, a rumor that ABC vehemently denied at the time.
“We’ve been talking to Tim throughout the year,” revealed Walden during a 2018 programming presentation for the press earlier this month. “We tried to move ‘Last Man Standing’ over last year when ABC decided not to move forward. It’s a really funny show… We always felt that for whatever reason, ABC didn’t really prioritize ‘Last Man Standing.’”
Thanks to them, fans can have the return of a truly funny show that can deal intelligently with conservative issues.
A rarity indeed!