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When ABC canceled Tim Allen's sitcom “Last Man Standing,” fans were devastated.
But perhaps no one was more disappointed than Allen himself, who believed that the show filled an important gap left by the typical network sitcom fare:
The fact that it showed great diversity of thought and entertainment, they dismissed. That didn’t seem to matter. ... I think they made a terrible mistake with a very creative project. It could have done so many things.
The sitcom was ABC's No. 2 ratings draw at the time, trailing only “Modern Family.” So no one saw it coming:
Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years. #lastmanstanding
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) May 16, 2017
After a failed attempt to get the show picked up on a cable network, the recent reboots of other shows — particularly “Roseanne,” which is set to feature Roseanne herself as a Trump supporter — have inspired fans to rally a little more loudly for someone to bring back “Last Man Standing”:
@ABCNetwork you get rid of last man standing because of its political views, yet Roseanne is pro Trump and you are gonna let her share her views. Someone is a little hypocritical and pro trump at ABC. #lastmanstanding @ofctimallen
— WWEKevinChuff (@OWEEEKevinChuff) January 9, 2018
Would love to see the show give Tim Allen or his #LastManStanding character a guest shot. I'm sure Roseanne's family would shop at Outdoor Man.
— Rob Womack (@Rojowo) January 9, 2018
Allen is more of a car guy in real life than a tool man:
— Crown Toyota (@crowntoyota) September 19, 2016
I know fans would love nothing more than for us to take the cover off, fire up the engine, back this car out of the garage and get it back on the highway, full-throttle. My sentiment sits in the front seat beside you.
He also told Fox News that the support he has seen on social media from fans who want to see the show return has been “truly overwhelming to me and so appreciated.”
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