Since the sudden cancellation of the beloved conservative sitcom Last Man Standing last week, fans have been outraged. At first, the drop was given without explanation.
After the huge reaction, ABC President Channing Dungey gave what many see as a lame excuse: "Last Man Standing was a challenging one for me because it was a steady performer in the ratings, but once we made the decision not to continue with comedies on Fridays, that was where we landed."
Tim Allen finally broke his silence on Twitter, sharing his heartbreak about the covert decision:
Fans are standing behind Allen and the show and are signing a petition, asking ABC to reconsider. So far, over 200,000 have sign, and the reason for their appeal is powerful. Sean Hannity shares part of the petition here:
"Last Man Standing was not just selling conservative ideals though, as some of the characters in the show are clearly of the liberal persuasion, yet the characters on the show all manage to get along and take care of one another, despite their politically opposed views. The show is about more than politics though, it is about family. In fact, politics is only a secondary part of the show, but one in which many Americans can readily identify."
"Last Man Standing is one of the only shows on broadcast television, and the only sitcom, that is not constantly shoving liberal ideals down the throats of the viewers. And sadly, that is likely the real reason the show has been cancelled."
You can sign the petition here.
Do you agree with the reason given in the petition? Would you like to see more shows, like Last Man Standing, that represent faith, family, and conservative values?
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