The star we all know and love from Home Improvement. He struggled with alcoholism, found God, and now has made another hit sit-com called “Last Man Standing.”
Of all the shows to be canceled by major networks, Last Man Standing’s cancellation after the sixth season upset more people than most. Many Americans found the show to be refreshing as it mocked Liberal ideology and logic, as well as creating an enthralling family dynamic and keeping many people laughing all the way through the episodes.
The show had a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 years old and 8.3 million viewers.
The ABC network, where the show was originally aired, made this statement regarding it’s cancellation:
“A large part of these jobs are managing failure, and we have made the tough calls and canceled shows that we would otherwise love to stay on the air. That’s the job. I canceled Last Man Standing for the same business and scheduling reasons that I canceled Dr. Ken, The Real O’Neals, The Catch and American Crime,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told reporters Tuesday ahead of her upfront presentation to advertisers. “Last Man Standing was a challenging one for me because it was a steady performer in the ratings, but once we made the decision not to continue with comedies on Fridays, that was where we landed.” – ABC Entertainment President
While some have speculated that Tim Allen’s conservative learning was the reason for the cancellation. Dungey again stated that she “wouldn’t say that was the deciding factor,” begging the question of whether or not it was a factor.
The show was picked up by the Fox broadcasting company just one year later. Also, a couple character replacements occurred including Mike Baxter’s daughter Mandy. The show survived though, and has just returned for it’s eighth season.
Matthew – StrictlyNews
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