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Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Tim Allen's Last Man Standing recasting two major roles
Molly Ephraim and Flynn Morrison have opted not to return as daughter Mandy and grandson Boyd of Allen's character. So their roles will be recast for the Fox revival. Meanwhile, Kaitlyn Dever is still in negotiations to return as daughter Eve on a recurring basis.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Fox announces fall premiere dates
Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing makes its Fox debut in its old Friday timeslot on Sept. 28, while 9-1-1 will return for Season 2 on Sept. 23 after Fox's NFL games.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 6:54PM EDT
Last Man Standing bringing back Hector Elizondo, but three former cast members don't have deals in place for Fox's revival
Molly Ephraim and Kaitlyn Dever, who played the daughters of Tim Allen's character, are expected to return in a recurring basis. The grandson played by Flynn Morrison isn't expected to be back.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Here are the most-watched and least-watched upfront trailers
NBC's Manifest and New Amsterdam trailers have had 6.5 million and just over 5 million views respectively on YouTube. On the flip side, CBS' The Neighborhood, FBI and God Friended Me have had just under 60,000 YouTube views.
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Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
How CBS' Kevin Can Wait and Man with a Plan explain the second lives of Last Man Standing and Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Kevin Can Wait had slightly better ratings than Man with a Plan, so why did CBS cancel Kevin and renew Man? Vox's Todd VanDerWerff explains that CBS had a financial incentive to keep airing the Matt LeBlanc comedy, because it's owned by CBS Television Studios, whereas Kevin Can Wait is owned by Sony TV Studios. The same goes for Last Man Standing -- which is owned by 20th Century Fox and is being revived by Fox -- and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is owned by NBC Universal, and was picked up by NBC the day after it was canceled by Fox.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 6:27PM EDT
ABC wishes Fox all the best with Last Man Standing
"The decisions that we made last year in terms of canceling Last Man Standing were made with the best information that we had at the time," said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey. She added that not owning the show was a big factor in its cancelation: "We'd had a couple years running where we came down to the wire in terms of being able to make a deal with our studio partners and unfortunately, that year were not able to come to terms and we were not able to bring the show back. But I wish them every success in the return of that show on Fox."
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 1:10PM EDT
Tim Allen acknowledges there were Home Improvement reboot talks before Fox's Last Man Standing deal came together
"All of us got together...is it relevant? Is Tim Taylor relevant?" Allen told E! News. "Everybody talked about it and then boom, this thing came together," he said of Fox picking up Last Man Standing. "I said, I like this show. I want to finish what we started."
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 8:04PM EDT
Check out Fox's new show trailers, plus a Last Man Standing teaser
Fox rolled out trailers for comedies Rel and The Cool Kids and dramas and The Passage starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Proven Innocent.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 8:04PM EDT
Tim Allen bombs before Fox upfront crowd, while Homer Simpson kills
The Last Man Standing star and The Simpsons patriarch both addressed the upfront audience this afternoon, but Allen's joking about mayonnaise in the green room didn't go over well. Meanwhile, Homer mentioned The Simpsons recently beating Gunsmoke's record, joking that he heard CBS just picked it up for a reboot. ALSO: Oddly, Fox's upfront presentation included bubble show L.A. to Vegas and previously canceled Pitch and 24.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Fox says it revived Tim Allen's Last Man Standing because it was "emboldened" by Roseanne's ratings, not politics
“Everyone took a good hard look at the success of Roseanne,” said Fox Television Group CEO Dana Walden. “It reminded us we have a huge iconic star in our Fox family in Tim Allen. And we have been talking to Tim through the year ... So yeah, we were emboldened by the performance of Roseanne,” Walden said. “It made us think this is a good opportunity for broadcast viewers." He said it was easier to bring back a "beloved star" than to launch a brand-new comedy. Walden also said that just like ABC's cancelation decision had nothing to do with politics, Fox's pickup of Last Man Standing wasn't about the show being a hit with conservatives.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Fox reveals its fall schedule: Last Man Standing is back on Fridays, The Resident and 9-1-1 move to Mondays
Tuesdays will feature The Gifted paired with Lethal Weapon, while Empire and Star are staying put on Wednesdays. Tim Allen's Last Man Standing will kick off Friday nights as Thursday Night Football takes over Thursdays.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
Conservatives rejoice over Last Man Standing's revival
"BOOM. ;)," tweeted Sarah Palin. "Life is good," added James Woods. Meanwhile, "liberal" Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans saw the pickup of the Tim Allen comedy as a slap in the face.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
Fox officially revives Tim Allen's Last Man Standing
Allen and his all of his co-stars, including Nancy Travis, have signed on for the seventh season of the sitcom ABC canceled last year. In a statement, Allen said: "Excited? Team LMS was in the sixth inning, ahead by four runs, stands were packed and then for no reason, they call off the game. It leaves you sitting in the dugout, holding a bat and puzzled. Now we get the news from Fox that it’s time to get back out on that diamond — hell yes, I’m excited! When I heard the offer to create more episodes of Last Man Standing, I did a fist pump so hard I threw my back out." Fox execs Gary Newman and Dana Walden said "the outcry from the fans has been deafening" since ABC's cancelation a year ago. “We’ve wanted to put the show back together since its final taping a year ago, and Tim never gave up hope either," they said in a statement. "Thanks to its millions of devoted viewers and the irrepressible Tim Allen, we haven’t seen the last of Last Man Standing.”
Posted Sunday 5/06/18 at 2:49AM EDT
Home Improvement's Patricia Richardson: Tim Allen always preferred bringing back his "new dog" Last Man Standing
Richardson reacted to the news of Fox potentially bringing back Last Man Standing amid talk of a Home Improvement revival. "Hate to disappoint you fans of an HI reunion but Tim has always been pulling for bringing back his 'new dog' not the 'old dog,'" she tweeted. "It’s a much easier thing to do."
Posted Thursday 5/03/18 at 2:24PM EDT
Fox is interested in reviving Last Man Standing
Tim Allen has reportedly signed on for a revival of his ABC comedy, which was canceled last year amid controversy. "They heard all your voices people!!" Allen tweeted this morning. "LMS just might be a reality. Keep it up. Who wants more #LastManStanding?" Allen blamed the cancelation on his and the show's conservative politics, telling Norm Macdonald on his podcast that the cancelation was "handled very badly...You couldn’t have handled this worse." ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said the cancelation was due to "business and scheduling reasons." But in the wake of the blockbuster ratings for the Roseanne revival, Fox is eyeing bringing back Last Man Standing for a seventh season, especially since the network's studio counterpart 20th Century Fox television owns the series. "Discussions are also underway with producers and stars from the former ABC comedy to return," according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Insiders stress the talks are on the early side and could break down ahead of the network's May 14 upfront presentation to Madison Avenue ad buyers." After Last Man Standing's cancelation, CMT was in talks to revive the sitcom. But the negotiations broke down due to the hefty price tag of a network comedy.