Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ may come back again to TV after a gap of one year of getting canceled
Only after a year of cancellation by ABC, the Tim Allen family sitcom Last Man Standing is gearing up for a possible come back to television.
A source tells ET that Allen has signed a deal to return his hit series, this time on Fox, and talks are underway with the remaining original cast and executive producers to join him.
Allen sparked excited conjecture among fans of the canceled series on Thursday when he tweeted, “They heard all your voices people!! LMS just might be a reality. Keep it up. Who wants more #LastManStanding?”
The sitcom originally ran for six seasons, with its final episode airing on March 31, 2017. The news of the show’s cancellation came after two months, on May 10, and was met with the anger of fans, and confusion also.
Even at its sixth season, the show was at the second position of ABC, making its cancellation a surprise and the reasons were also somewhat complex.
Last Man Standing was co-produced jointly by ABC and 20th Century Fox Television, with the latter covering production costs for the first six seasons. As per the reports, had ABC renewed the series, then the network would have to bear the costs, which was an expenditure they were not ready to shoulder.
20th Century Fox Television is now negotiating with sister company Fox Broadcasting to bring back the sitcom for a seventh season.
No doubt the fans will be very excited about the development but it may upset those looking forward to possibly Home Improvement revival, that Allen had voiced interest in earlier this year.
ET spoke with the veteran sitcom star in March at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar-viewing party, where he said he would be open to the possibility of seeing his beloved 90’s sitcom return, following the same path as Roseanne, Full House and Will & Grace, among others.
However, he was still longing for a return of Last Man Standing at the time, telling ET, “I still miss Last Man Standing. We didn’t get our seventh year. I adored that show. It’s like having a new dog and now to go back to the old dog? I don’t know. I like both characters, but yeah, I’d be very interested in that idea.”