Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing was a right-leaning show before putting token conservatives on sitcoms was on-trend (see WATCH: ‘Last Man Standing’ Brutally Mocks College Liberals and ‘Last Man Standing’ Digs In With Latest, Thorough Slam on Leftists). It was so good at lampooning the left and portraying the right as less than demonic, ABC canceled it. Totally not for political reasons though.
Then came the surprising Donald Trump victory. And the Roseanne reboot having 87 schamillion viewers watching it. Hollywood is slowly getting the message that there is an audience of about 63,000,000 who aren’t being catered to.
While this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of LMS making a comeback, it is the first time Allen tweeted about it.
They heard all your voices people!! LMS just might be a reality. Keep it up. Who wants more #LastManStanding ?
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) May 3, 2018
I hear star and executive producer Allen has closed a deal to return. 20th TV is currently in conversations with other cast members as well as members of the series’ creative team, including producers, to come back. Two of the key Last Man Standing series regulars, Nancy Travis and Hector Elizondo, are tied to other multi-camera comedies at the moment. Travis stars in the upcoming Netflix comedy series The Kominsky Method while Elizondo is a lead of the pilot Guess Who Died, which is in contention at NBC.
Insiders caution there are still many deals to close and the show’s return is by no means a sure thing but there are promising signs that a seventh season is possible. Fox and 20th TV declined comment.
For now, we wait. But it makes sense for Fox to jump on this. Creating a new show when you have an already proven brand available doesn’t make a lick of sense. Of course, the leftist outrage mob and sense don’t exactly go together.