Published: Wed, May 17, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Of Course Last Man Standing's Cancellation Is Getting Petitioned By Fans

Of Course Last Man Standing's Cancellation Is Getting Petitioned By Fans

Tim Allen did not comment on the reasons for cancellation, but he told Twitter followers that he was shocked to see his family show was axed.

"Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years", Allen tweeted Tuesday afternoon, the same day ABC officially announced its 2017-18 lineup with "Last Man Standing" absent.

Some analysts surmised that the reason for the show's cancellation was Allen's hefty salary, but conservatives slammed the network and accused it of playing politics.

Last week, ABC opted to dump the blue-collar comedy Last Man Standing after six seasons, and now fans of the show are calling for a boycott of ABC. Why? Once ABC made the decision not to stay with comedies on Friday, "that's where we landed", she said.

A petition to "Save Tim Allen's Show "Last Man Standing" had tallied more than 160,000 signatures by late Tuesday. Next season, ABC will open the night with former Sunday staple Once Upon a Time, followed by Marvel drama Inhumans (and subsequently Agents of SHIELD.) Both Once and SHIELD have a 22-episode seasons and will be followed at 10 Shark Tank.

"Last Man Standing stands out in the sea of network television sitcoms", the petition says.

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey addressed dropping the series on Tuesday during a call with reporters. "That's the job. I canceled Last Man Standing for the same business and scheduling reasons that I canceled Dr. Ken, The Real O'Neals, The Catch and American Crime".

While ABC has not blamed the cancellation on Allen's political views, many fans still believe that's why it was canceled.

"These days women run for president, serve in our military and provide for their household while men sit in tanning beds and get their cuticles shaped", the bio for Baxter reads on the show's site. "I will no longer be watching any ABC shows", Deputy Matt writes. Netflix knows people watch and that's why I think there is at least a 50 percent chance Last Man Standing can be revived on the streaming service. But could Last Man Standing season 7 happen on Netflix? "Let them hear our voices", the petition concludes.

The actor appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in March and joked about being a Republican in Hollywood.

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