‘Last Man Standing’ May Return To TV After ‘Roseanne’ Revival Success

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Who wants to see Last Man Standing return to television? If you do, you may be in luck.

According to TMZ, Fox sources have revealed that the comedy, starring Tim Allen, is being seriously considered for a reboot (20th Century Fox was the company producing the show, even though it aired on ABC). If you will recall, Allen’s show was controversially cancelled in May 2016, despite its high ratings. Last Man Standing ran for six seasons, and was accepted incredibly well. In fact, at the time of the cancellation, the show was ABC’s second most watched comedy with 8.1 million viewers, just behind Modern Family which had 8.7 million, according to Deadline. It was also ABC’s third highest watched scripted series behind Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family.

Fans were furious when they heard of the cancellation, and speculated that it was over Allen’s character Mike Baxter being a conservative and devout Christian on the show. Off-screen, Allen is politically conservative, and has expressed his support for President Donald Trump. Last Man Standing, which aired on October 11, 2011, and ran until March 31, 2017, with 130 episodes, was a huge hit because it was one of the few television shows that appealed to conservative views, according to Fox News. The show follows Baxter (Allen) and his wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) as they raise their three daughters Mandy (Molly Ephraim), Eve (Kaitlyn Dever), and Kristin (Amanda Fuller).