Why 'Last Man Standing' was green lit over 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

15 May, 2018, 22:19 | Author: Cassandra Gardner
  • Tim Allen

Last Man Standing was even the top new program in syndication after its syndication premiere, also in the 2016-2017 TV season.

"Last Man Standing", the sitcom starring Allen, will air at 8 p.m. "But past year, Last Man Standing wasn't one of those things". "It did so well and it certainly reminded us that we have a huge iconic comedy star in our Fox family, in Tim Allen".

As previously reported, Fox is reviving the series which was the number two comedy on ABC, but was canceled anyway much to the dismay of fans.

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In May 2017, ABC announced that they canceled "Last Man Standing" along with other, more liberal shows. It's a really amusing show... Naturally, one of the day's biggest stories was Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which will air its sixth season on NBC after Fox gave the sitcom the ax-while Last Man Standing prepares to make its home on Fox after last year's cancellation at ABC.

Still, Walden stressed that the success of "Roseanne" wasn't the sole factor for giving Allen, 64, the green light.

Entertainment Weekly pointed out that "Last Man Standing" on ABC received an average of 8 million viewers with minimal promotion, while "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" averaged less than 3 million.

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"We always wondered how it would do if it was prioritized more", she said. He said it had more to do with ABC not owning the program.

"Excited?", said Allen in a statement via the network.

Speaking of Fox, the network revealed its Fall 2018-2019 schedule on Monday. "[His character] Mike Baxter is a centrist [and] doesn't have extreme political views". It wasn't really about that. "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". However, he didn't believe the lasting success behind "Last Man Standing" was exclusively based on Baxter's conservative values. I just don't think the show ends up delving into it very deeply. "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 didn't have the right opportunity". It had nothing to do with Roseanne that we were interested in the first place.

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The trailer release followed Fox's upfront presentation before advertisers in NY. When I heard the offer to create more episodes of Last Man Standing, I did a fist pump so hard I threw my back out. "It's the fans! I could not be more grateful for the fans who wrote petitions and kept up the passion and incredible support for the show". During this week's Fox Upfront presentations, network heads Dana Walden and Gary Newman spoke about the surprise revival and cancellations. I'm sure audiences will be curious to see what we look like after all these years. "It's also one of the few comedies in recent years that does a robust worldwide number, and it has a syndication upside, which a lot of shows don't have anymore". The unusual name here is Leslie Jordan - you may know him best from "Will & Grace" - who's a veteran playwright ("Sordid Lives", also a cult film) and Emmy victor, who's appeared on dozens of shows over the years.

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