Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” sitcom was a rarity in today’s entertainment world. It was a top-rated TV show that appealed to conservatives and poked fun at some of the bizarre tenets of liberalism.
In other words, it was the kind of show — like long-running “Duck Dynasty” — that much of the country wants to see more of amidst a constant barrage of programming filled with wanton violence, vulgarity, immorality, and progressive agendas.
But despite its huge popularity — it was second only to the highly successful “Modern Family” show, and only behind it by a small margin — ABC canceled the show last May after its sixth season. Many fans accused ABC of giving Allen the boot because of the series’ conservative content, but the network denied that was the reason.
The 64-year-old “Home Improvement” star is both the executive producer and star of “Last Man Standing.” The storyline of the series followed a married conservative dad helping raise three daughters and build his business while navigating an increasingly mindboggling liberal world.
Fans particularly noted that the cancellation occurred not long after an episode where Allen’s character mocks college campuses’ obsession with “microaggressions” and political correctness. His character called microaggressions “the latest liberal attack on a free speech, and a lot of fun if you do them right.” Watch the hilarious clip below:
Hopes of “Last Man Standing” being picked up by another network have risen again after it was revealed that Roseanne Barr’s character in her upcoming “Roseanne” sitcom would be a President Trump supporter. In response, Allen’s fans have started a new petition to get his show brought back for a seventh season.
Asked about it, Allen told Fox News, "The support from all the fans to bring back 'Last Man Standing' is truly overwhelming to me and so appreciated.”
As for whether he’s still hoping to revive the series, Allen replied, “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."
He said the petition has given him hope that’s it’s possible, adding that, "I know fans would love nothing more than for us to take the cover off, fire up the engine, back this car out of the garage and get it back on the highway, full-throttle. My sentiment sits in the front seat beside you."
He gave no further plans than that. Allen has previously emphasized how hard it is for a conservative to survive in Hollywood, likening it to being a dissident in Nazi Germany.
Would you watch a new “Last Man Standing” show? Let us know! In other news, Roseanne Barr is explaining why she’s making her character a Trump supporter and why she’d be a “better president” than Oprah.