'Last Man Standing' renewed by Fox after being canceled by ABC

Lewis Collier
May 15, 2018

The network did not own the show but was licensing it from 20th Century Fox.

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Walden's partner, Gary Newman, also spoke up to downplay one reporter's suggestion that FOX was aiming for a "tonal shift" while stressing that, ultimately, it's all about the ratings.

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In other words, the Fox execs are moving the blame from themselves and saying that if we want to blame anyone for the initial cancellation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, blame Roseanne, Bob's Burgers and the NFL.

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Still, Walden said Fox is pleased "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" hasn't completely lost its place on television. But Fox was aware others were interested in the show and is "happy" it found a home, she said. "We kind of assumed it would".

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Fox has now spoken out about one of the most shocking renewals during this television season - its revival of ABC's Last Man Standing.

Fox is ending its famous Tuesday night comedy block after eight years and is replacing it with a sitcom lineup on Friday nights that will be anchored by Tim Allen's Last Man Standing - freshly revived after being canceled by ABC in 2017. "We felt like performance-wise, we needed to make that change". We love this show, those are great creators, it's a phenomenal cast.

During its original run on ABC, Last Man Standing was nominated for two Emmys. It was ABC's second most-watched comedy after "Modern Family".

"He and Jerrod produced a really amusing and appealing pilot, and we thought our Sunday night, young, somewhat male-leaning audience would be a great opportunity for it".

Walden added that there was always wonder at the network about how "Last Man Standing" would do if it was prioritized in a way that ABC didn't, and "Roseanne" was the final push it needed.

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