A broadcast comedy whose cancellation created an uproar may not be dead after all. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the producers of Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” are in preliminary talks with CMT about a possible resurrection for the show on the cable channel.
The report, which cites unnamed insiders, cautions that the talks are in the early stages.
“It’s unclear if a deal will be made as insiders cautioned that a renewal at CMT may be a long shot given the price tag on the veteran series,” THR reports. “Also unclear is how big of a renewal the show could get as everything from a short order to multiple-season/20-episode run have been rumored.”
20th Television has reportedly already placed calls to the show’s writers about a possible revival.
ABC’s cancellation of the show in May was met with an outcry online, with some fans of the sitcom contending that the move was politically motivated, as we reported previously.
Among those expressing their displeasure with the move was Allen, who tweeted at the time that he was “stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years.”