Rejoice, fans of "Last Man Standing." It's your day!
A year after ABC canceled Tim Allen's comedy "Last Man Standing," Fox has picked it up for its seventh season. Fans have been waiting for another network to pick it up since it was axed.
In 2017, Fans were outraged by the cancellation. Many believed the show was canceled because of Allen’s outspoken right-leaning political beliefs and the show’s conservative tendencies.
Thanks to a campaign spearheaded by Allen, the series has officially found its new home at Fox, reported Decider. The network canceled three of their comedies "The Mick," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and "Last Man on Earth" on Thursday.
Chairmen and CEOs from Fox Television group confirmed that the “outcry from fans has been deafening."
In a statement announcing the news today, Allen celebrated the victory, thanking fans who “signed petitions” in an effort to get the show revived.
He wrote in the statement, “Excited? Team LMS was in the sixth inning, ahead by four runs, stands were packed and then for no reason, they call off the game. It leaves you sitting in the dugout, holding a bat and puzzled. Now we get the news from Fox that it’s time to get back out on that diamond — h*** yes, I’m excited!"
He rejoiced, "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."
He concluded, "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. And a fist pump, ouch, for Dana Walden and Gary Newman at Fox for not only listening to the fans, but for making the bold move to bring "Last Man Standing" back. I’m sure audiences will be curious to see what we look like after all these years. Oh, has it only been one year? Well, just goes to show you — a lot can happen in a year.”