ALLEN SPEAKS: Fired ‘Last Man Standing’ star says ‘there’s nothing more dangerous than a likable conservative’

LOS ANGELES, CA — Tim Allen, star of the now canceled television show ‘Last Man Standing’ is speaking out for the first time since being fired from his hit show.

Allen, who’s show was infamously canceled from ABC despite high ratings after the funnyman spoke out in support of President Donald Trump (, said he remains dumbfounded over the network’s decision to axe a show that had been a fan favorite for more than 6 seasons.

“It’s hard,” Allen said during a sit-down interview with Norm Macdonald ( “I have no idea why [ABC] did what they did.” But that doesn’t stop him from suggesting that the decision came down to his conservative politics.”

“I always wanted Last Man Standing to be like [All in the Family],” he said. “Archie Bunker pushed boundaries, but Carroll O’Connor was not that guy at all. [Mike Baxter was] a version of that guy. But there’s nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative.”

Allen said that despite his personal despair over the show’s cancellation, he feels worse for his fellow cast and crew, who, like Allen, was blindsided by the decision.

“You couldn’t have handled this situation worse. I’ll survive, but there’s 190 [people] who worked [on Last Man Standing]. They didn’t let them know until late June. It was handled very badly.”

“Second biggest show, [ABC] hadn’t won a Friday night in 15 years. They put us out to pasture on Friday and we won Friday,” Allen continued. “Big night for us. Big night for them. I would have put Roseanne after us. Use us just to launch shows, if nothing else.”

As for ABC, they deny claims that ‘Standing’ was canceled over Allen’s outspoken support of Trump.

Speaking at TCA this summer, ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey said that Allen’s political beliefs had “absolutely nothing to do with” the cancellation of the show. When pushed for explanation Dungey claimed the highly rated show had “came up to the end” of its pact and the network “unfortunately was not able to create room for it” on the schedule.

According to TV Line (, the show averaged 6.4 million weekly viewers when canceled and held a 1.1 demo rating making Last Man Standing ABC’s second-most watched comedy (behind Modern Family).






LOS ANGELES, CA — Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” may have found a new network to call home.

Just weeks after ABC cancelled the show from it’s weekly lineup despite high ratings, conservative leaning network CMT announced they are in talks to save the show from fading into television history.

As reported by Breitbart ( sources close to the negotiations say the network is interested in doing for “Standing “what it did for “Nashville,” which was also canceled by ABC in May 2016 and picked up by CMT a month later.

Although ABC’s official statement is that standing was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts, insiders at the network reported that network executives were less than pleased with star Tim Allen’s public support of Republican president Donald Trump.

Allen, who had publicly praised the 45th president just weeks before getting notice that his show had been axed, was shocked at the network’s decision to cancel the show, particularly since a new season full of episodes had recently been ordered by ABC.

“Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years,” Allen tweeted shortly after ABC made the official announcement.

The network faced intense backlash over it’s decision to cancel “Standing,” particularly from Conservatives who accused the network of playing politics.

Howard Kurtzman, president of 20th Century Fox Television, the company who produces the show, says finding a new home for “Standing” has been a top priority since ABC dropped the fan favorite from it’s lineup.

“If there’s a way to bring it back, we will explore those opportunities,” Kurtzman told The Hollywood Reporter in May (



LOS ANGELES, CA — The ABC network has found itself in hot water with viewers after cancelling the highly rated sitcom, “Last Man Standing”.

The network was seemingly blind sighted last week when fans of the conservative show took to social media to voice their outrage over the broadcast giant’s plans to cut the show from it’s programming lineup.

Although the left leaning ABC claimed in it’s announcement on Friday that the show was being cancelled due to “scheduling conflicts” many on social media said they found it suspicious the show was cancelled after it’s star, Tim Allen, came out in support of republican president Donald Trump.

As a result of the show’s cancellation, a petition to boycott the network and it’s other shows until programming executives agree to bring “Last Man Standing” back to the air has quickly taken off (

“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,” the petition reads.

“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, ” the petition continues.

“Last Man Standing is one of the only shows on broadcast television, and the only sitcom, that is not constantly shoving liberal ideals down the throats of the viewers. And sadly, that is likely the real reason the show has been cancelled.
The intent of this petition/boycott is to attempt to get ABC to renew the show. With that in mind, I will no longer be watching any ABC shows. I have cancelled the DVR settings for the other ABC shows that I regularly watch. If you want to help try to save Last Man Standing, I encourage you to do the same. Even if you are not willing to boycott the network, but still want to save the show, please sign this petition and share it. If you do plan to boycott ABC, please say so when you sign. Let them hear our voices,” the petition concludes.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came out on social media on Monday in support of the petition, claiming that the program’s cancellation was clearly based on politics.

“Looks like @ABC is playing politics with your show despite decent ratings. Sad,” Walker tweeted.

According to statistics published by Deadline, “Last Man Standing” was the network’s second-highest comedy over the course of the past season and averaged 8.1 million viewers per episode, just behind “Modern Family,” which averaged 8.7 million viewers, and was recently renewed for two more seasons. The program was also ABC’s third highest watched scripted series behind “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Modern Family.”

At the time of this report, the petition had garnered more than 26,000 signatures.



NEW YORK, N.Y. — Conservative talk show host Sean Hannity has gone public with a warning that his own network may be on the brink of its final days.

Hannity, host of a radio news program and evening talk show which bears his name on the Fox News channel, took to Twitter on Friday to vent his frustrations over internal conflict within the network.

Referencing a report New York Magazine that Fox was in the midst of a management “shakeup” after fellow Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was let go amid claims of sexual harassment, Hannity said it would be the “total end” of Fox News if the report was true.

“I pray this is NOT true because if it is, that’s the total end of the FNC as we know it,” he tweeted. “Done.”

“Somebody HIGH UP AND INSIDE [Fox News Channel] is trying to get an innocent person fired,” Hannity then tweeted. “I KNOW WHO it is.” He followed up the tweet with the hashtag #IStandWithShine, a reference to the network’s co-president Bill Shine, who sources say is being targeted for removal.

Hannity was himself the target of what he called a “witch hunt” during the last week as Debbie Schlussel, a woman who had once appeared on his program, came forward to claim that she had been sexually harassed by Hannity, who she claims invited her to accompany him to his hotel room and became angry when she refused . Hannity, however, was quick to fight back and threatened legal action over what he called the accuser’s “false accusations”.

Schlussel soon later retracted her accusation.

The controversy is just the latest in a series of embarrassments that have plagued the news giant since Fox News’ CEO James Murdock, and co-chairman Lachlan Murdock, each the son of media mogul Rupert Murdock, took control over the network after former chief Roger Ailes stepped down after his own sexual harassment scandal.

Fox News has refused a request to issue comment on Hannity’s recent tweets.

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