Fox Sets Sights On “Last Man Standing” After Successful Roseanne Reboot


Actor and comedian Tim Allen and his fans may soon reap the rewards of the successful Roseanne reboot. It seems some people in Hollywood have figured out that conservatives watch television. Now, Fox Network is considering a reboot of Last Man Standing.

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Roseanne and the rest of the Connor family returned to television after a 20-year hiatus. The two-episode premiere drew in over 21.9 million viewers for ABC Tuesday night. Ironic, since that’s the same network that abruptly canceled Allen’s popular conservative comedy.

At the time, ABC President Channing Dungey said the network’s decision to cancel the show had nothing to do with politics. However, Tim Allen is well-known for and outspoken about his conservative beliefs. That made ABC’s excuse a tough pill to swallow for fans.

Like Roseanne Barr, Allen is also a Trump supporter. Although, he admitted that he didn’t disclose attending Trump’s inauguration right away. A decision he made from fear of being attacked by leftist elites in the industry Allen likened to “1930’s Nazi Germany.”

Happy to Keep Standing

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Nevertheless, Allen is enthusiastic about returning to television in Last Man Standing if possible.  Speaking to Fox News last August, he said he was “overwhelmed” by the support he received after the show ended.

“The support from all the fans to bring back Last Man Standing is truly overwhelming to me and so appreciated,” said Allen. 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.” 

According to TMZ, “Last Man Standing” is now at the top of Fox’s wish list. The more conservative network originally produced Allen’s show when it aired on ABC. Executives are undoubtedly hoping to ride Roseanne’s wave of success.

In the meantime, while fans eagerly await final word on the reboot, they can catch Allen in the new No Safe Spaces project. He’s teaming with fellow conservative comedian Adam Corolla and radio host Dennis Prager to tackle political correctness on college campuses.