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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."
Posted Wednesday 9/27/17 at 3:06PM EDT
Tim Allen: “There is nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative character”
Speaking of Last Man Standing’s demise, Allen said on Norm Macdonald Live that he is still baffled by ABC’s decision to end his sitcom while it still had good ratings, especially since he says it could’ve been used to help boost the upcoming Roseanne reboot. "I have no idea why they did what they did," Allen told Macdonald on his podcast. "You couldn't have handled this worse." He added: “They put us out to pasture on Friday and we won Friday. Big night for us. Big night for them. I would have put Roseanne after us. Use us just to launch shows, if nothing else."