“Final Man Standing” is coming again.
The Tim Allen-led comedy was formally picked up by Fox for a seventh season, roughly a 12 months after it was canceled by ABC. Allen will return as conservative Christian household man Mike Baxter, whereas co-stars Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Jordan Masterson, Christoph Sanders and Nancy Travis have additionally signed on.
In a Friday assertion cited by Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, Allen stated he “did a fist pump so arduous I threw my again out” after studying the information.
“Crew LMS was within the sixth inning, forward by 4 runs, stands had been packed after which for no cause, they name off the sport. It leaves you sitting within the dugout, holding a bat and puzzled,” he stated. “I’m certain audiences will likely be curious to see what we appear to be in spite of everything these years. Oh, has it solely been one 12 months? Nicely, simply goes to indicate you — quite a bit can occur in a 12 months.”
A lot of leisure retailers expressed shock on the information, particularly because it got here simply someday after Fox introduced that it was canceling “The Mick” and the critically beloved “Brooklyn 9-9.”
Beforehand, Allen had criticized ABC’s determination to ax “Final Man Standing” final 12 months when the present continued to get pleasure from stable rankings. On the time, many followers believed his political opinions influenced the community to scrap the present. The proper-leaning star attended President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and as soon as in contrast being a conservative in Hollywood to 1930s Germany.
Fox Tv Group CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden didn’t point out politics as having any impetus in resurrecting “Final Man Standing,” stating solely that they’d “needed to place the present again collectively since its last taping a 12 months in the past.”
Nonetheless, some critics prompt that the smash success of the “Roseanne” revival to the choice. Roseanne Barr is a Trump supporter each in actual life and on-screen, and her present hasn’t shied away from depicting America’s present political local weather.