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Tim Allen Comedy 'Last Man Standing' Will Not Be Revived On CMT

Tim Allen Comedy 'Last Man Standing' Will Not Be Revived On CMT”

CMT was already broadcasting "Last Man Standing" in syndication and had revived the ABC music drama "Nashville" past year, noted the celebrity publication. A source told us the discussions to bring the show to CMT "aren't moving forward". Kurtzman added that the axing of "Last Man Standing" easily became the most surprising and disappointing pass for the production company.

Tim Allen (left) and Nancy Travis in "Last Man Standing".

This should not come as much of a surprise, but it appears that Last Man Standing will remain canceled. Tim Allen headlined the show as Mike Baxter, a conservative sporting-goods executive and father of three daughters played by Amanda Fuller, Molly Ephraim and Kaitlyn Dever.

ABC announced the cancellation of "Last Man Standing" in May.

Finding a new home for "Last Man Standing" has been a priority for 20th Century Fox Television ever since.

Fans of the recently canceled comedy were likely holding out hope that CMT could do for them what the network did for dedicated viewers of Nashville, another former ABC series. "If there's a way to bring it back, we will explore those opportunities", he said.

Many were quick to blame the show's more conservative politics for its cancellation, but there has been no concrete evidence of that. ABC made the decision to cancel the series because of a move away from a multicamera comedy lineup on Friday evenings, the fact that it was an expensive to produce series, due to being made by an outside studio (20th Century), as well as Allen looking for a pay rise in contract negotiations.

Deadline reports that CMT and 20th TV couldn't find a way to make a pickup of the show financially viable for either party.



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