The Roseanne Effect: Fox in Talks to Reboot "Last Man Standing"
Fans wanted to see Last Man Standing return ever since it was taken off the air. Not for "political reasons." Even though it was totally taken off the air for political reasons (see ABC Cancels Successful (and Conservative) Show ‘Last Man Standing,’ Despite Good Ratings… and Tim Allen & Norm Macdonald on Being a Conservative in Show Biz [Video]). Some fans even felt with the return of Roseanne, ABC only had a quota to fill one conservative-ish show on the lineup.
If that's the case, the irony of Roseanne's yuge rating success may possibly bring LMS back to the airwaves. From TMZ:
Our FOX sources tell us Allen's show -- which was controversially canceled last year -- is now under serious consideration for a reboot. There were rumors the show was canceled because of Allen's personal conservative affiliations -- he compared being a conservative in Hollywood to 1930's Nazi Germany, as well as the conservative character he portrayed on the show.
The irony ... we're told the success of "Roseanne" has intrigued FOX because there appears to be a big Trump-supporting audience out there. FOX produced the show when it aired on ABC, and we're told the talk now is to possibly reboot and put it on FOX.
Let's wait and see. We've been told LMS was coming back before. But with Hollywood running out of ideas and reboots being the on-trend thing, who knows. I just hope it's not a "reboot" as much as them just bringing the show back. The ensemble cast was pretty flawless.
If Hollywood was smart, they'd notice alienating at least half of America is a stupid business move, and simply tossing that half of America a half-eaten bone brings in big money. Alas, most of Hollywood is concerned only with churning out propaganda, and watching their coffers slowly empty.