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Why Fans Can Thank ‘Roseanne’ For Fox’s ‘Last Man Standing’ Revival

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Reboots of popular television shows have become increasingly common in recent years. One of the latest shows to get a second chance is Last Man Standing, the Tim Allen sitcom which had previously been canceled by ABC before Fox announced it would be bringing it back.

What Inspired The Decision?

Soon after the announcement was made, fans began speculating that the Last Man Standing revival was a direct response to the success of Roseanne, another rebooted show about a middle-class family starring a conservative comedian.

“You know, obviously I think everyone took a good hard look at the performance of Roseanne,” said Fox Television Group CEO Dana Walden in response to the rumors.

It Was Already In The Works

Walden explained that Fox had already been interested in resurrecting Last Man Standing prior to Roseanne Barr’s highly-anticipated return to television, but acknowledged that the success of her show did further encourage their efforts.

“It did so well, and it certainly did remind us that we have a huge iconic comedy star in our Fox family in Tim Allen. And we’ve been talking to Tim throughout the year, as Gary [Newamn] said a little bit earlier. We tried to move Last Man Standing over last year when ABC decided not to move forward. It’s a really funny show.”

Giving People What They Want

“We always felt like for whatever, you know, ABC didn’t really prioritize Last Man Standing, notwithstanding that it drew eight and a half million viewers every Friday night with very little promotion. We always wondered how it would do if it was given a better opportunity and prioritized more in terms of the network’s marketing agenda.”

Fortunately for fans of the show, it looks like Last Man Standing will finally be given a chance to shine on a new network.

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