'Last Man Standing' Revival Brought on by 'Roseanne' Success

'Last Man Standing' Revival Brought on by 'Roseanne' Success

Walden noted Last Man Standing delivered about 8 million viewers every week on ABC with the network giving the show minimal promotion (for all its critical acclaim Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it must be noted, was averaging less than 3 million viewers).

"Obviously I think everyone took a good hard look at the performance of 'Roseanne, '" Dana Walden, chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, told Entertainment Weekly. It certainly did remind us that we have a huge comedy star in Tim Allen.

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Initially airing on ABC, "Last Man Standing" centered on the character Mike Baxter, played by Allen, a family man with three daughters trying to maintain his "manliness" in a world increasingly dominated by women.

Fox made room for Allen's comedy and more, canceling a total of five shows including "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", "The Last Man on Earth", "The Mick", "Lucifer" and "The Exorcist". 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. "Ultimately, we felt like we didn't have the exact right place to schedule it this year to perform best in our Sunday night lineup". "We always felt like for whatever reason, ABC didn't really prioritize 'Last Man Standing'". "Now we get the news from Fox that it's time to get back out on that diamond - hell yes, I'm excited!" Throughout his comedy tour, the 64-year-old actor had many people come up to him and ask about the fate of Last Man Standing.

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"Thanks to all you guys for the support". "I got my start at NBC at S.N.L., and I've always considered it home", the comedian said. The show never really delved deeply into political views. We can bring literally 8 million of the most passionate and appreciative fans to a big new network - and a big new Friday night.

She also revealed that the choice, surprisingly, "had nothing to do with Roseanne". With our increased investment in football, we're going to use the powerful platform of the NFL to launch our new comedies. It was a really compressed time when it was canceled at the very end in May. The Tim Allen comedy will serve as a lead-in for the brand-new multi-camera comedy The Cool Kids. "We were emboldened by the response that we saw for 'Roseanne.' We saw it as an opportunity to pair those two shows together on Friday night".

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"And a fist pump, ouch, for Dana Walden and Gary Newman at Fox for not only listening to the fans but for making the bold move to bring "Last Man Standing" back". "It's gonna be a better show because of all you people that did this and I just hope we".

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