Last Man Standing: CMT in Talks to Save Cancelled Sitcom
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 22:22
Last Man Standing ran for six seasons on ABC and starred Allen as a conservative sporting-goods executive and father of three daughters (played by Amanda Fuller, Molly Ephraim and Kaitlyn Dever).
The network is in preliminary discussions with 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind Last Man Standing, for a possible seventh season, though insiders told the Hollywood Reporter that a deal could be hard to reach due to the veteran show's hefty price tag.
Insiders close to the negotiations emphasize that this is a "long-shot" and that these preliminary talks are mainly concerned with "kicking the tires" to see if it could make sense financially and creatively.
The cancellation came as a shock for many fans and Allen himself.
Last Man Standing was one of the several shows to be canceled during the upfronts season last month, but its cancellation still came as a surprise to both viewers and analysts alike, since it was still performing extremely well in the ratings week-to-week.
While the studio has reached out to the writers on the show, who had all scattered to pursue other jobs, the cast has not been approached about extending their options, which expire in two weeks.
Last Man Standing may not be dead after all.
"Last Man Standing stands out in the sea of network television sitcoms".