ABC has just announced the unexpected cancellation of the American television sitcom, “Last Man Standing”. The said cancellation had angered Tim Allen and a number of conservatives.
ABC Cancels ‘Last Man Standing’ And Tim Allen Isn’t Happy
Popular sitcom, “Last Man Standing” has enjoyed high ratings since it started airing in October 2011. However, ABC announced the cancellation of the said show on May 10. Scraping off the said series was highly unanticipated and it was met with complaints from fans and even from its stars, accusing ABC of political biases.
Tim Allen, who leads the main cast of “Last Man Standing” and supports President Trump, took to Twitter what he thought of the show being pulled out of the network. He said he was stunned and blindsided by ABC, the network he called home for the last six years. Many have backed up Allen and petitions are even going around to bring back the show.
ABC Explains Reason Behind 'Last Man Standing' Cancellation
A lot of shows have been canceled recently but ABC pulling off the plug on “Last Man Standing” has created quite the uproar. Even Wisconsin Governer Scott Walker voiced out his thoughts saying that ABC is clearly playing politics when they decided to slash off shows that actually have decent ratings. ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey has come forward to explain why the said sitcom was canceled.
Dungey explained that they had to take off “Last Man Standing” despite its good ratings because of the decision they made to take off comedies on Fridays. He added that a huge part of their job was to manage failures and they knew it was tough to cancel shows that even they were fond of. However, he emphasized that they canceled “Last Man Standing” for the same business and scheduling reasons they had for calling off other shows from the network such as “American Crime”, “Dr. Ken”, and “The Catch”.