“Last Man Standing” has been brought back from the dead by the Fox Network for a Season 7 on Friday after ABC canceled the popular show.
Star Tim Allen has been teasing fans of the show on social media over the last few weeks, leading them to believing the show is coming back…and it is!
“Last Man Standing” averaged 8.3 million viewers in Live + 7 ratings for the 2016-17 season on ABC. It was the network’s second most-watched comedy, after “Modern Family.”
However, ABC canceled the sitcom in May 2016 despite its high ratings. Many speculated at the time that the network axed the series over its politics — a rumor that ABC vehemently denied at the time.
Since the cancellation, fans of the show have begged for the network to resurrect the show, but it wasn’t until Fox decided to make an offer that the show is back on track for a new season!
Allen told Fox News in August that he was overwhelmed by the support of his fans.
“The support from all the fans to bring back ‘Last Man Standing’ is truly overwhelming to me and so appreciated,” Allen told Fox News exclusively. “I, along with the talented writers, wonderful crew and terrific actors, would definitely entertain the idea of bringing the show back as there is so much gas left in the tank, more to be said, and laughs to be had.”
“Last Man Standing” is expected to return sometime in the 2018-19 season.