According to Google Trends, Last Man Standing has gotten more than 50,000 searches on Thursday, May 11. The shocking news about the cancelation of Last Man Standing has brought a big reaction from fans who are questioning the motives behind the cancelation. As reported by Variety, Tim Allen's sitcom was canceled after six seasons. Fans claim that the solid ratings of Last Man Standing should have kept it alive for more seasons in the Friday night slot at 8 p.m. However, Variety reports that the ratings have waned as of late, in spite of conflicting reports for publications that give Last Man Standing a solid 8.1 million viewers in the most recent season.
With Allen's lead character in Last Man Standing being a conservative dad who waxes on about Obamacare and other political topics, fans are blaming liberal policies on the cancelation of Last Man Standing, and some fans are talking about boycotting the network as a result of the cancellation.
According to UPI, Last Man Standing centers around a family in Colorado, and Allen's character is a conservative father with three grown daughters who markets sporting goods stores. But fans of Last Man Standing can only look back to the final episode that aired March 31. The buzz is that the network plans to go in a different direction potentially for the 8:30 p.m. Friday night slot as well as replacing Last Man Standing with other programming.