Fox Revived 'Last Man Standing' Because They Were "Emboldened by Roseanne"


Fox is giving Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing" a second chance at life. "Everyone took a good hard look at the performance of Roseanne". It certainly did remind us that we have a huge comedy star in Tim Allen.

After ABC's success with "Roseanne", which features a pro-Trump character, calls for the network to bring back "Last Man Standing" were revived. "It had nothing to do with Roseanne that we were interested in the show in the first place".

The "new" faces of Fox this fall will be familiar: Allen and Nancy Travis on "Last Man Standing;" Martin Mull, Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier and Leslie Jordan in "The Cool Kids" retirement home sitcom; and Lil Rel Howery ("Get Out", "The Carmichael Show") on "Rel". I think if you were to talk to Tim and our showrunners, they would say Mike Baxter is a centrist.

The "Roseanne" reboot - which, similarly to "Last Man Standing", features a politically conservative lead - exploded onto the television scene with a whopping 15 million viewers tuning in to the show. "So once we made that decision, it just limited the opportunities we had to schedule Brooklyn, and ultimately we decided we just didn't have room for it with Thursday night football going into the fall".

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Entertainment Weekly pointed out that "Last Man Standing" on ABC received an average of 8 million viewers with minimal promotion, while "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" averaged less than 3 million. "With tediously unfunny scripts and a listless cast that looks as if it can barely wait for the director to shout 'Cut!' so it can head en masse to the unemployment office, Last Man Standing is some kind of voracious video parasite that sucks out all intellect, sense of objective or will to live".

"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. "Scheduling 'Brooklyn' would have prevented us from launching something new". We always wondered how it would do if it was given a better opportunity and prioritized more in terms of a network's marketing agenda. "Thanks to all you guys for the support", Allen said.

She also revealed that the choice, surprisingly, "had nothing to do with Roseanne". It was a really compressed time when it was canceled at the very end in May. "We think its a amusing show and audience responded to it... and we thought there was an opportunity there for us particularly after adding Thursday Night Football". And you've gotta give Fox, and specifically Dana and Gary, big credit for listening to these fans. Oh, has it only been one year?

In addition, the network said it will mount a live production of "Rent" in January, while "Cosmos" - the much-praised Seth MacFarlane reboot of the Carl Sagan classic - will return with a new edition entitled "Cosmos: Possible Worlds". "It's gonna be a better show because of all you people that did this and I just hope we".