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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 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
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 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 Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a comedy gift that woudn't have survived as long in another TV era
"I’m going to miss the series, which over its run probably gave me more pure pleasure than anything else airing concurrently anywhere on the dial," says Alyssa Rosenberg. "And I’m so grateful that we got as many episodes of it as we did." She points out that Brooklyn Nine-Nine wouldn't have made it to 112 episodes with its low ratings in another television era. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, she says, "was a model for what pop culture can do when it is committed to showcasing a wider range of characters and their stories." It was diverse in a unique way. There were two black cops, instead of one. Two Latina cops, instead of one. Two non-straight cops, instead of one. "None of those characters ever had to carry the weight of representing those entire communities," says Rosenberg. She adds: "While Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a comedy about cops, it approached the actual work of policing with seriousness and moral rigor. It was a task that might have doomed a lesser show, especially one that aired during a period when police killings of unarmed black Americans spurred a national movement. Brooklyn Nine-Nine tried to model what good policing could look like at a time when even that act of idealism sometimes seemed like a farce ... Brooklyn Nine-Nine was never solely an issue show, but its commitment to approaching policing from an ethical place was fundamental to its sense of decency, a quality which was itself fundamental to the series."
- Could Brooklyn Nine-Nine find a new home? Hulu is the most likely destination, followed by TBS (whose president developed the show)
- NBC and Netflix could also potentially revive Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- The Internet is losing its mind over the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cancellation
- Why the Internet freakout for a show averaging fewer than 2 million viewers?
- Is Tim Allen to blame? Fox's comedy bloodbath comes amid talk of a Last Man Standing revival
- Seth Meyers calls the cancelations of his former SNL colleagues' shows a "double gut punch"
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor tweets: "#brooklyn99 fans are the best fans in the world"
- Melissa Fumero: "These last 5 years have been incredible"
- Stephanie Beatriz: "What a gift this series has been: it’s been my honor. Your sadness is noted"
- Joe Lo Truglio: "I’m so very lucky, so deeply thankful to have been part of a show that has brought so much joy to so many"
- Lin-Manuel Miranda wants fans to fight for the show: "I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS ... THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS"
- Mark Hamill: "Be forewarned @FOXTV-when networks dump shows I love, I'm known for holding grudges a long, L-O-N-G time"
- Backstreet Boys: "Thanks for the memories, #Brooklyn99"
- Sean Astin: "They earned the right 2 have a final season victory lap where I could emotionally prepare"
- Guillermo del Toro: "The world is better with this show in it. I love these characters and the healing good energy B99 brings"
# TOPICS: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, FOX, Hulu, TBS, Dan Goor, Guillermo del Toro, Joe Lo Truglio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill, Melissa Fumero, Sean Astin, Seth Meyers, Stephanie Beatriz, Tim Allen, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups
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.
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Home Improvement sidekick Richard Karn says he's spoken to Tim Allen about rebooting the sitcom
Karn tells Closer Weekly "I think" Patricia Richardson "and the kids would be on board."
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
On Home Improvement and Last Man Standing, Tim Allen wasn't portraying a "working-class hero"
"In truth, Home Improvement and Last Man Standing are shows about wealthy families, media personalities, and massive privilege," says Kathryn VanArendonk. Both of Allen's roles as Tim Taylor and Mike Baxter aren't working-class, she argues. "Networks may well reboot one of these shows — 'economic diversity' was always a thin euphemism for Trumpism," she says. "But any reading of these shows that argues they’re speaking to a 'real,' silenced America is false. They are representations of wealthy white privilege, every bit as elitist as the politics they supposedly rail against." ALSO: Don't forget Home Improvement was a massive indictment of toxic masculinity.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Could Tim Allen's Last Man Standing resurface at Fox?
Following Roseanne's blockbuster ratings, TMZ reports Fox is seriously considering bring back the Tim Allen sitcom since it's owned by 20th Century Fox. TMZ reports Fox is also thinking of reviving That '70s Show, Married with Children and Malcolm in the Middle.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
WGN America picks up Last Man Standing reruns
The pickup of Tim Allen's conservative-leaning sitcom comes on the heels of Roseanne's massive ratings, which have prompted some conservatives to demand ABC revive Last Man Standing.
Posted Wednesday 3/07/18 at 1:41PM EST
Tim Allen: A potential Home Improvement revival "has been floated
When asked this week if the original cast would be onboard for a potential revival, Allen said, "I can't say everybody, but it has been floated. "And more than I would have expected said, 'Yeah, that would be cool to do it years later,' like Roseanne."