Tim Allen Sitcom Allegedly Cancelled Over His Conservative Views

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The Tim Allen sitcom, "Last Man Standing," has been canceled after six seasons. The show's high ratings have led some viewers and critics to speculate that ABC discontinued it due to Allen's conservative views.

In “The Last Man Standing,” Tim Allen plays a man outnumbered by his wife and three daughters. And according to Fox News, the show was the television network's second-highest comedy this season. It averaged 8.1 million viewers.

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Additionally, the show reached ABC's third-highest watched scripted series, following the popular "Grey's Anatomy" and "Modern Family."

An Uproar Over Tim Allen Sitcom Cancellation

The decision came as a surprise to Tim Allen, who sent out a Tweet saying, “Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years.”

Commentators and fans of the Tim Allen sitcom wasted no time in suggesting the show’s cancellation came about because of the actor's conservative views and the conservative-leaning views of his character in the show.

Tim has stated, "What I find odd in Hollywood is that they didn't like Trump because he was a bully. But if you had any kind of inkling that you were for Trump, you got bullied for doing that. And it gets a little bit hypocritical to me."

Standing Firm

ABC is claiming the show’s cancellation has to do with the network’s decision to no longer air comedies on Friday nights. But fans aren’t buying, nor are they happy with the decision. Some outraged fans have even started petitions to bring the show back, one of which has gotten more than 115,000 signatures.

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With so many supporters of the show, it will certainly be interesting to see if another Network, or a content provider such as Netflix or Hulu, picks up the show. But no matter what happens, it’s inspiring to see Tim Allen hold true to his beliefs, regardless of how Hollywood feels about them.

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