"Last Man Standing" Moving to Fox Network

ABC will be next to announce its fall lineup, on Tuesday afternoon.

And Fox has picked up Tim Allen's sitcom "Last Man Standing", a series it produced for ABC, where it ran for six seasons.

Following the announcement, Allen described his excitement to Fox by relating the show to a baseball game. Who hasn't been on a flight that seemed to last that long? "Both will air Friday nights, "Last Man" at 8", followed by "The Cool Kids" at 8:30 and then the reality show "Hell's Kitchen" at 9. The network was unable to sell ads on the program at a high enough rate to cover the cost of the license fee paid to Fox's TV studio.

Fox made room for Allen's comedy and more, canceling a total of five shows including "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", "The Last Man on Earth", "The Mick", "Lucifer" and "The Exorcist". It did so well and it certainly did remind us that we have a huge iconic comedy star in our fox family in Tim Allen.

"We always felt like for whatever, you know, ABC didn't really prioritize 'Last Man Standing, ' and - notwithstanding that it drew 8 and half million viewers every Friday night with very little promotion - we always wondered how it would do if it was given, you know, a better opportunity and prioritized more in terms of the network's marketing agenda".

"We've wanted to put the show back together since its final taping a year ago, and Tim never gave up hope either".

"I'm not sure I think that [ABC's] cancellation had anything to do with politics", he said. It was ABC's second most-watched comedy after "Modern Family".

"Thanks to all you guys for the support". Newman noted that the comedy itself rarely delves into politics directly. "It doesn't feel like a soap box for any point of view". David Alan Grier, who played the father on "The Carmichael Show", is one of the stars, alongside Martin Mull, Leslie Jordan and Vicki Lawrence. In addition to his work on "Cosmos", he has been a writer and producer on "Star Trek" series and movies.

NBC, meanwhile, will have three new shows in its fall lineup: "Manifest", about passengers of an airplane that vanished without a trace five years earlier and return having not aged, at 10 p.m.

"Rel" will air at 9:30 p.m. He replaces Clayne Crawford, who was sacked for on-set behavior problems. Yet as it turns out - and likely to the surprise of few - FOX was inspired to make their (somewhat controversial) decision after watching ABC's recent windfall with reviving Roseanne.

"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".

For midseason, Fox has ordered "The Passage", a drama about a 10-year-old girl who is a test subject at a secret government facility experimenting with a virus that could be a cure for all disease or doom the human race.

In May 2017, ABC announced that they canceled "Last Man Standing" along with other, more liberal shows. The sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is moving to NBC, which owns the show. The fates of "Ghosted" and "LA to Vegas" were not yet determined.

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