Fox Revived 'Last Man Standing' Because They Were "Emboldened by Roseanne"


In Last Man Standing, Allen stars as Mike Baxter, a dad living in a home full of women, including wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) and his daughters Kristin (Amanda Fuller), Amanda (Molly Ephraim) and Eve (Kaitlyn Dever).

These past couple of weeks have been sheer madness on the TV schedule front. The sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is moving to NBC, which owns the show. The comedy also stars Sinbad ("A Different World", "The Sinbad Show", "Jingle All The Way"), Jess "Hilarious" Moore ("Wild 'N Out") and Jordan L. Jones ("NCIS: Los Angeles", "Wisdom of the Crowd"). We've been watching it closely ever since. "Well, just goes to show you - a lot can happen in a year". Oh, has it only been one year? "We are back!" declared Allen on Twitter. Yeah, don't forget to watch the show. News of the program being discontinued shocked many, leading some to accuse the network of ideological bias.

"It was based on a variety of factors". "We love the show".

Throw in the addition of Thursday Night Football and Fox just seemed to run out of room for Brooklyn Nine-Nine after its initial five-season deal. "Even past year when "Last Man" was canceled, we really looked for an opportunity to move it to our schedule and we just didn't have the right show to pair it with". "We were trying to create a more cohesive schedule and scheduling "Brooklyn" was going to prevent us from launching something new". (But) I think everyone took a good, hard look at the performance of "Roseanne.' It certainly did remind us we have a huge, iconic comedy star in our Fox family in Tim Allen".

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Last Man Standing got the axe back in May 2017, cancelled months after Season 6 ended on ABC. "It's a really amusing show..." Though the NBC show's rating gave them pause this year, Fox's original interest in the show didn't have anything to do with Roseanne.

Fox execs always felt, she said, that ABC, "for whatever reason" had not prioritized the comedy series, which was produced at Fox. "We always wondered how it would do if it was given a better opportunity and prioritized more in terms of a network's marketing agenda".

Walden praised the cast and writing of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" but said that the decision not to renew it for another season came down to scheduling and being unable to put it on Sunday prime time, where it performed best.

During Fox's upfront press call on Monday, execs were also asked about canceling "Lucifer". The series focuses on a 10-year-old girl named Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney), who is chosen to be a test subject for this experiment, and Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), the federal agent who becomes her surrogate father as he tries to protect her. Brianne Howey, Vincent Piazza, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, and Emmanuelle Chriqui also star.