'Last Man Standing' Star Tim Allen Teases the Show's Return

Lisa Rose  ABC via Getty Images

Lisa Rose ABC via Getty Images

Tim Allen reveals a reboot of "Last Man Standing" could "be a reality" thanks to the supportive fans!

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"That was the most unsafe thing, because he's mitigated on the show by a family of all women that had different opinions, but the guy was a likable guy and really a principled guy just about work, and ethics, and all this stuff".

While Tim Allen's deal is already in place for a seventh season, Deadline cautions "there are still many deals to close and the show's return is by no means a sure thing but there are promising signs that a seventh season is possible".

"There's nothing more unsafe to me, especially in this climate, than a amusing, likable conservative", Allen told the "Norm Macdonald Live" podcast. "Keep it up. Who wants more #LastManStanding?" he wrote. The network said it was taking comedies off its Friday schedule altogether and canceled "Dr. Ken", "The Real O'Neals" and "American Crime" for the same "business and scheduling reasons".

CMT was in preliminary talks previous year to rescue "Last Man Standing" when it was initially canceled, but discussions never went further. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Insiders stress the talks are on the early side and could break down ahead of the network's May 14 upfront presentation". Ratings for the "Roseanne" premiere were up 10 percent from its 1997 season finale; the show slipped to second place behind "NCIS" this week, but still averaged 10.3 million viewers. Fox and 20th TV declined comment.

Many people speculated that politics was a factor - the show has a conservative main character - and lead actor and producer Tim Allen never fully dismissed those theories.

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