The Blaze reports:It came as a giant shock to fans of the hit sitcom “Last Man Standing”, when they were left without any explanation after ABC announced that they would no longer be carrying the Tim Allen-led series. Frustrated and pissed doesn’t even seem to make up for somewhat felt betrayal of ABC.
Conservatives believe the show was canceled because of its portrayal of a traditional American family with more conservative humor than the average modern sitcom.
Wisconsin republican Gov. Scott Walker’s a fan of the show, and said on Twitter that ABC’s “playing politics” with their decision to cancel the show.
“Looks like @ABC is playing politics with your show despite decent ratings. Sad,” wrote Walker on Twitter.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) May 11, 2017
The Blaze reports:
A petition to save the show posted to Change.org has been signed by more than 366,000 supporters.
In an interview on Thursday with Variety, the presidents of the studio that has produced “Last Man Standing,” Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman, said they aren’t giving up on the popular sitcom. When asked whether it would be shopped to other networks, Kurtzman said, “We’re starting to explore that. If it’s not going to go forward at ABC, of course Jonnie and I are hopeful that we can find another home for it.”
The show has a big and loyal fanbase, so it’s possible another network will be willing to give “Last Man Standing” a new home, but the writer for Variety says the show’s studio faces “an uphill climb.”
The show’s loyal fans may be its salvation, as it will be clear to other networks that “Last Man Standing” is still popular and there’s no reason not to keep it going.
If you’re a fan, don’t lose heart. There’s still a chance the show will continue if another network decides its worth picking up where ABC left off.