Tim Allen Defense Roseanne Barr: That's Not the Roseanne I Know

Tim Allen Defense Roseanne Barr: That's Not the Roseanne I Know”

Roughly 8.3 million fans were stunned when Disney, ABC's network's parent company, pulled the plug on the highly successful show.

"I've said this a couple of times, I'm not the character I play", Allen said. "There's things you can't say, things you shouldn't say and I said, 'Who makes up these rules?'" "So, whatever got in her head isn't the Roseanne I know".

"I will say right now the producers' plans are not to address whether or not he might be a Trump supporter, '" Fox Television Group CEO and Chairman Gary Newman said of Allen's character, Mike Baxter, on Thursday, according to Fox News.

"And, as a stand-up comic, it's a very risky position for me to be in because I like pushing buttons and we're all very sensitive", he continued.

Tim Allen, star of the comedy that was axed by ABC and picked up by Fox, said his character is a centrist who would support Trump administration policies that help his business. "I've worked for ABC for years", he said. At the time, some accused ABC of making a politically motivated decision.

Regarding the network's choice to end the show, Allen simply said "they had to do what they had to do and it's their decision". He then added that, even though he has this perspective now, he still "thought it was done very poorly".

Barr was sharply criticized following the Twitter debacle, and Allen points a finger at 2018 and our current climate.

Despite Allen's support for Barr, he revealed that his show's upcoming season will avoid all talk of President Donald Trump. "Clearly he's a character with a conservative viewpoint".

"And, I don't know what Roseanne... but, I'm telling you, that's not the woman I know".

If the show's approach holds, "Last Man Standing's" handling of Baxter's politics would be less forward-facing than that of the writers of "Roseanne", another program that aired on ABC until it was canceled in a cloud of controversy. We don't really do issues of the week. "We just think it's a really amusing show" with general appeal.

Meanwhile, the Last Man Standing crew addressed comparisons drawn by fans and foes alike between their show and Roseanne.

"And she goes, 'What did she mean by all that?' and I said I don't know", Allen admitted.

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