Fox Was 'Emboldened' to Revive 'Last Man Standing' After 'Roseanne' Reboot Exploded

15 May, 2018, 22:34 | Author: Christina Harvey
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"Obviously, I think everyone took a good hard look at the performance of "Roseanne.' It did so well, and it certainly did remind us that we have a huge iconic comedy star in our Fox family in Tim Allen", said Dana Walden, chairman and chief executive officer for Fox Television Group, on a conference call to announce the network's new fall 2018 schedule".

The network announced on Friday the mutli-cam comedy has been picked up for a new season, roughly one year after its cancellation by ABC caused an uproar among some, who alleged star Tim Allen's conservative political views played a part in the network's decision to ax the series. The drama stars Rachelle Lefevre ("Under the Dome", "A Gifted Man"), Vincent Kartheiser ("Mad Men"), Russell Hornsby ("Seven Seconds", "Grimm"), Brian d'Arcy James ("13 Reasons Why", "Spotlight") and Tony Award victor Nikki M. James ("BrainDead", "The Good Wife", "The Book of Mormon").

Walden said that after a five-season run by Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the network didn't have the right place to put it, so cancelled the Emmy-nominated show. I thought reality TV would be good, 'Naked and Really Afraid.' And the reason I bring that up is because, actually, one of my best buddies - real story - is the editor on 'Naked and Afraid.' And one day I said, 'You've seen enough views of men climbing up dirt without any trousers on, that you actually prefer one to another.' And he goes, 'Yeah that actually happens. "It had nothing to do with Roseanne that we were interested in the show in the first place". "Thanks to its millions of devoted viewers and the irrepressible Tim Allen, we haven't seen the last of LAST MAN STANDING", stated Newman and Walden.

"We were emboldened more by the success of Roseanne", Walden said. "So once we made that decision, it just limited the opportunities we had to schedule Brooklyn, and ultimately we decided we just didn't have room for it with Thursday night football going into the fall".




Allen, a conservative who has voiced his support for Trump, starred as Mike Baxter, who is also politically conservative on the show. "I said, 'Look, I don't know". This strategy would work best with a non-serialized show that doesn't have much of a barrier to entry for new viewers.

Newman noted fans of "Last Man Standing" were quick to launch a petition to bring back the series, especially after Barr revealed her character was a Trump supporter. "From time to time, there may be a moment in the show that deals with current politics, but it doesn't feel like a soapbox". We've got the scoop on the Fall schedule and when Rent will finally air. "We didn't have the right opportunity".

The Fox executives said they are counting on the addition of football on Thursday night, in addition to its Sunday games, to help boost its new and returning shows. And you've gotta give Fox, and specifically Dana and Gary, big credit for listening to these fans. "It's gonna be a better show because of all you people that did this and I just hope we".

Tim Allen told Fox News he was "excited" to begin filming Season 3 of "Last Man Standing".

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