'Roseanne' Inspired Fox to Pick Up 'Last Man Standing'

'Roseanne' Inspired Fox to Pick Up 'Last Man Standing'

When Tim Allen's ABC comedy Last Man Standing was revived at Fox earlier this year, conservatives cheered the opportunity for their voices to be heard through Allen's own right-wing views.

"I go way back with Rosie and that's not the Rosie I know", Mr. Allen said at the Television Critics Association's press tour in Beverly Hills, Entertainment Weekly reported. And, he acknowledged, the success of Roseanne reminded them family comedy with a "strong central character" plays well in the "middle of the country" which he called a "pretty powerful show to have". While he concedes Mike Baxter is "a conservative Republican", he says Trump's administration and policies won't be a topic of conversation on the show: "I don't think we're going to address it one way or the other". "Of course, that could change during the season, but there are no plans at this time".

Back in May, Allen revealed to ET that Last Man Standing will pick things up in real time, about a year or so after the events of the finale. He's for whatever is good for his business and for the state of Colorado. "It's a very icy time", said Allen. "We thought this is the time to bring back Last Man Standing".

The "Toy Story" star said he was "heartbroken" by ABC's decision to axe his sitcom, which ran for six seasons on the network, but he doesn't believe it was a "political decision". "I've been a comedian for 38 years".

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"I don't think we're going to comment specifically on Trump [on the show]", executive producer Kevin Abbott told reporters at a panel for the show on Thursday.

The comedy was canceled by ABC in May 2017, a move that drew criticism from Allen and prompted fans to create petitions for its return. "We know we're going to have tremendous material to promote it with because that show, joke for joke, is I think, as amusing as any show on TV". The network was eyeing a Roseanne reboot that looked like a promising investment. Last Man Standing always felt more like a Fox show anyway. However, the show was picked up and resurrected by FOX a year later and the seventh season is to premiere this fall.

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