Source: ABC/Last Man Standing
Despite strong ratings, ABC network has cancelled Tim Allen’s conservative sit-com show Last Man Standing.
After hitting TV ratings highs, "Last Man Standing" (a sitcom featuring a conservative character played by Tim Allen) is cancelled by ABC.
— It's A Crazy World (@crazzeeworld) May 11, 2017
— Jeff Grimes (@jeffgrimes23) May 11, 2017
The show, which first premiered in 2011, focused on Allen’s character of Mike Baxter – a conservative right-wing christian – and his family. In its sixth – and now final – season Last Man Standing garners around 6.4 million viewers weekly for its 8pm Friday time-slot and has only been down 5 percent compared with other renewed shows that are down 20 – 30% year to year.
— The Best of Jack (@vanquished) May 11, 2017
Stop cancelling family friendly shows, ABC!! #lastmanstanding
— Liz (@liverpoolizzard) May 11, 2017
What to you want to bet #LastManStanding was canceled because of Tim Allen's political views?!
— Lisa Owens (@abugsmom2016) May 10, 2017
According to Deadline, who first broke the story, Disney owned ABC is citing “cost of production, as well as Allen’s salary, as the reason for the cancellation.”