JT Bosch blogged yesterday about what shows have been cancelled. Among the list was Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing." A petition has even been created stating: "
Despite consistently high rankings, especially considering the time slot in which it is aired, Tim Allen’s show “Last Man Standing” has been cancelled by the network on which it is aired, ABC.
Last Man Standing stands out in the sea of network television sitcoms. It is a show that appeals to a broad swath of Americans who find very few shows that extol the virtues with which they can identify; namely conservative values.
Last Man Standing was not just selling conservative ideals though, as some of the characters in the show are clearly of the liberal persuasion, yet the characters on the show all manage to get along and take care of one another, despite their politically opposed views. The show is about more than politics though, it is about family. In fact, politics is only a secondary part of the show, but one in which many Americans can readily identify.
As you can see by Tim's tweet, he was just as shocked. For their part, ABC has claimed that the cancelation was just business as usual in the TV business and had nothing to do with politics