Last Man Standing set to be saved by the CMT network

Last Man Standing - Courtesy of ABC
Last Man Standing - Courtesy of ABC /

After controversially getting the boot from the ABC network, CMT is in early talks to save the Tim Allen comedy series Last Man Standing.

Things are starting to look up for Tim Allen and his fans!

Back in May of this year, ABC created a firestorm in the news upon axing the popular sitcom Last Man Standing. ABC execs explained that the decision was purely business, as the network was putting less priority into comedy shows. There were also reports of star Tim Allen’s contract coming to an end, meaning he’d probably be seeking higher pay if signed on for more episodes.

Still, fans of the series (and even Allen himself) believe there are ulterior motives for the cancellation. Allen is very publicly a conservative and a supporter of Donald Trump. Because of this, rumors have been swirling that Allen’s political stance was the real reason behind ABC getting rid of the series.

Why was Last Man Standing canceled?

In any case, fans of the show have been nothing but disappointed that it had been canceled. Well, the good news is that it looks like it isn’t ending after all. Major outlets such as Fox News are reporting that CMT is currently in negotiations to revive the former ABC series on their own cable network.

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While this isn’t a done deal yet, it does provide a hopeful outlook for fans of the show. There’s good reason to be excited, but just know that as of yet, things aren’t 100% final. But given the fan demand for the series to return, I’m betting they’ll work something out.