"Excited?" asked Allen in a statement sent to Fox News. Thanks to its millions of devoted viewers and the irrepressible Tim Allen, we haven't seen the last of "Last Man Standing'". The reality is, the fans of Last Man Standing wouldn't leave this alone. All the while, titular star Roseanne Barr's been tweeting inflammatory political opinions, but FOX executives have insisted (during a conference call transcribed by Hollywood Reporter) that they made their Last Man Standing decision based exclusively upon ratings potential, not politics.
"So yeah, we were emboldened by the performance of Roseanne", Walden said.
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"I'm not sure I think that [ABC's] cancellation had anything to do with politics", he said. "If anything, it may have had something more to do with that network trying to own more of its schedule ..." "Tim's personal politics are not a big feature of the show and if you were to talk to Time he would say [his character] is a centrist and the show never delved deeply into politics". "We think its a amusing show and audience responded to it... and we thought there was an opportunity there for us particularly after adding Thursday Night Football". "It's gonna be a better show because of all you people that did this and I just hope we".
"That fan base identities or appeals to them that Tim has his particular political viewpoints".More news: Tom Wolfe, pyrotechnic nonfiction writer and novelist, dies at 87
Walden praised the cast and writing of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" but said that the decision not to renew it for another season came down to scheduling and being unable to put it on Sunday prime time, where it performed best. "They actually called and they got a hold of emailing groups of people and it showed just enough interest".
"When I heard the offer to create more episodes of 'Last Man Standing, ' I did a fist pump so hard I threw my back out", he wrote.
Whatever the case, FOX may also reap some benefits from the notoriety wielded by the conservative Tim Allen, as well as the fact that most Tim Allen characters are not-so-loosely based upon Tim Allen. "I got my start at NBC at S.N.L., and I've always considered it home", the comedian said. Oh, has it only been one year?More news: Cavaliers own 2.8 percent chance at No. 1 pick in draft lottery
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