My brother told me about this show. He said it's got Midwestern themes. Family values, talks about hunting, and every once in a while a joke or two about Obama and liberals. Apparently I'm not the only one that feels the same way. Here's the compete story from Variety. I'll also include the comments from readers below.
The domestic comedy produced by 20th Century Fox TV was a durable player for the network in the Friday 8 p.m. berth, and it has been a solid performer for 20th TV in syndication. But ratings have waned in the show’s sixth season.
Nancy Travis, Hector Elizondo, Jonathan Adams, Christoph Sanders, Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim, Amanda Fuller, Jordan Masterson and Flynn Morrison also starred.
“Last Man Standing” was ahead of the curve in the cultural sense as Allen played a conservative-minded patriarch who runs a sporting goods store and opines about the modern world, including political topics such as Obamacare and environmental policy.
The cancellation and word that its 8:30 p.m. companion “Dr. Ken” is also on shaky ground suggests that ABC may be re-thinking its Friday 8-9 p.m. comedy berth after leading off the night with sitcoms since the fall of 2012.
HERE'S THE COMMENTS ON VARIETY'S PAGE click here for full page
Linda Lou Fairbanks says:
You’ve got to be kidding! I have been an avid fan of this show since it first aired. This is a fantastic, realistic show, the writing is spot on. I’ll miss it.
Jeff Reynolds (@SDDNOLE) says:
Pathetic. Only sitcom worth a darn on television. No wonder the networks are becoming irrelevant
Scandalous! It is the only quality family sitcom on television, the old school goodness!
Mimi Andrews says:
Last Man Standing is the only show we watch on the big 3 networks. I guess it’s now the last show we will every watch on the big 3 networks!!!!
Susan taylor says:
This is the best show on Friday nights. Shame on you guys for canceling it. what are you going to replace it with? Another stupid reality show??? I guess I’ll go back to Netflix.
Love this show! So sad it is cancelled. Tried to get on the website to vote that it not be cancelled and was could not get on. Tried several times. Same result! I guess the language and story lines were to clean. It may have to do with Hollywood throwing a temper tantrum because Trump was elected. Just sayin, not to many shoes that a conservative is part of the story line
Mike Plummer says:
That’s nonsense. Not cool ABC!
The Truth says:
Look at all these mad republicans LOL…. One episode of this mess was enough for me! Not surprised they cancelled it. I’m sure Tim Allen will survive!
Gary Kee says:
Please don’t stop it. It is all we look forward to at night. We love the reruns and it is so good. Do not cave to the Liberal Left.
ABC can **** off & TNT can still **** off for canceling DALLAS!
Once again ABC cancelled a staple of my tv viewing. This show always made me laugh out loud. As the father of girls, I could truly identify with Tim. Thanks Tim for your great show!! Boo to ABC for cancelling one of the few shows that I could watch unashamed with my family.
Mary Susan Shaffer says:
Best sitcom on TV! Right on target politically! Shame on ABC for being so cowardly.Tim Allen is my hero. BTW my grandson’s name is TIM ALLEN!!!!!
Wow. ABC canceled a show that won its time slot every week. Could it have something to do with the show's red states humor? https://t.co/1qgmEdZXPp— Mike Baxter (@MikeBaxterODM) May 10, 2017