Tim Allen fans are trying to shake up the entertainment industry after signing a lengthy petition to bring back the popular show “Last Man Standing.”
ABC infuriated fans by abruptly canceling “Last Man Standing” last year after six seasons, despite its high ratings. Many fans speculated it had to do with the show’s politics, which were far more conservative than other sitcoms on television.
“The sixth — and final — season of the show, which skews more toward a blue-collar audience, was the network’s second most-watched comedy with 8.1 million views, behind only the seemingly untouchable ‘Modern Family,’ which scored 8.7 million in the same year,” Fox News reported.
Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years. #lastmanstanding
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) May 16, 2017
Viewers grew even angrier this week after ABC announced its plans to return “Roseanne” to its sitcom lineup. Many believed the decision to reboot the show — which stars former Green Party presidential candidate Roseanne Barr — revealed the network’s underlying political bias.
“Last Man Standing” fans have gotten nearly half a million signatures on a petition to bring the show back to ABC. And with “Roseanne” enjoying a reboot, Tim Allen hopes to see his show getting similar treatment.
“The support from all the fans to bring back ‘Last Man Standing’ is truly overwhelming to me and so appreciated,” he said. “I, along with the talented writers, wonderful crew and terrific actors would definitely entertain the idea of bringing the show back as there is so much gas left in the tank, more to be said, and laughs to be had.”
And Allen hasn’t forgotten to shout out the liberal censorship that seems to permeate virtually every network on TV. “You gotta be real careful around here,” he said in March of last year. “You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody else believes. This is like ’30s Germany.”