Last Man Standing may not be dead after all. The Tim Allen comedy series was canceled by ABC last month, but a new network may be ready to continue the show much to fans’ delight. The cancellation of the series was one of the most surprising of the most recent TV season, and fans, as well as the cast, spoke out in disagreement over killing the show.
According to Pop Culture, Last Man Standing may return on air on CMT. The show, which stars Tim Allen as a conservative right-wing father raising a family which consists mostly of women. The series was beloved by many fans, who filled their Friday nights with the comedy.
The report reveals that Last Man Standing is in talks with CMT to bring the series back, much like the network did with axed ABC series Nashville. One of the biggest challenges the series will face is cutting the budget on the show, as CMT is a smaller network with less money to throw around. Sources reveal that there are many options for bringing the series back including a shortened season, and a multi-season deal. The writers have been in touch with the network about the possibility of reviving the show, but no details have been released.
Tim Allen spoke out about the cancellation of Last Man Standing via social media, saying that he was “stunned” and “blindsided” by ABC. At the time, an executive for the network revealed that the series was axed despite good ratings due to the decision to get rid of Friday night comedies altogether.
Many fans are excited by this news and believe that CMT would be a good fit for Last Man Standing. The network appeals to viewers in the heartland of the country, which is a demographic that the Tim Allen series often relates to.
— Last Man Standing (@LastManABC) April 28, 2017
What are your thoughts on Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing possibly finding a new home on CMT in the near future? Would you want to see the comedy series return for more episodes on a new network, or should fans move on after the cancellation?
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