The Tim Allen comedy “Last Man Standing,” whose cancellation by ABC a year ago provoked controversy and allegations that the network pulled the plug for political reasons, may be revived — but not by ABC.
Variety cites sources saying a possible revival of the sitcom is in early discussions at Fox.
“Series star Tim Allen and producers 20th Century Fox Television are on board for what would be the show’s seventh season,” Variety reports. “ABC canceled the multi-cam sitcom last year after six seasons, with fans speculating the cancellation had more to do with Allen’s conservative politics than anything else.”
The network denied it was playing politics, with ABC Entertainment head Channing Dungey “saying she weighed factors like studio ownership, future creative direction, ratings and viewer engagement in making her decision,” Variety reports.
The report adds: “Sources say that the potential revival is still in the very early stages, and core cast members [Nancy] Travis and [Hector] Elizondo are both currently attached to other TV projects. There had also previously been talk of a revival. CMT was in talks to bring the show back, but those negotiations fell apart over the cost of the series.”
Allen tweeted about the possible revival this morning — see his tweet below …