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Why Fox Revived Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing,' in Their Words

Why Fox Revived Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing,' in Their Words

Fox executives are thrilled praised cop comedy series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has found a new home just a day after the network canceled the series.

Newman noted fans of "Last Man Standing" were quick to launch a petition to bring back the series, especially after Barr revealed her character was a Trump supporter.

Still, Walden said Fox is pleased "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" hasn't completely lost its place on television. "We love this show, those are great creators, it's a phenomenal cast".

NBC says it will introduce five new dramas and two new comedies next season. Closing out Sunday nights will be the freshman multi-camera comedy Rel, inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Insecure, The Carmichael Show). "Even a year ago when "Last Man" was canceled, we really looked for an opportunity to move it to our schedule and we just didn't have the right show to pair it with".

Walden said Fox wanted to instead boost the profile of Emmy-winning animated series "Bob's Burgers", which has been on the air since 2011. It really limited the opportunities to schedule Brooklyn. Walden added that ABC had not, "for whatever reason", made Allen's series a priority, which may be a reference to its relegation to a Friday night time slot.

In other words: We're so glad the show we broke up with met somebody else!

The Tim Allen-led family comedy series "Last Man Standing" will be returning to television for a new season, a year after its surprise cancellation. And, uh, he might want to work on his material before his working-class sitcom returns this fall. As critically-acclaimed as Brooklyn Nine-Nine was, it averaged less than 3 million viewers a week.

NBC succeeded this past season with a reboot of "Will & Grace", while ABC's revival of "Roseanne" has been an even more spectacular success. "ABC didn't really prioritize Last Man Standing", and it still drew more than eight million viewers a week, Fox Television Group cochairman Dana Walden told reporters Monday morning. Not so lucky: Last Man on Earth, which Fox canceled, along with The Mick, Lucifer, and The Exorcist.

It nearly seemed that the incredible run of quite possibly the funniest show on television would end without a fight from anyone but the actors and the fans - at least until NBC stepped in and picked the show up. It had nothing to do with Roseanne that we were interested in the first place. Like Brooklyn, the former ABC comedy Last Man Standing moved to the network (Fox) whose studio (20th Century Fox Television) owns the show. "We always wondered how it would do if it was given a better opportunity and prioritized more in terms of a network's marketing agenda".

In addition, the network said it will mount a live production of "Rent" in January, while "Cosmos" - the much-praised Seth MacFarlane reboot of the Carl Sagan classic - will return with a new edition entitled "Cosmos: Possible Worlds". He said the new version was so successful, "I'm sure at least one exec at NBC says, 'We can't bring back 'The Cosby Show, ' right?"

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