Tim Allen has been the face of ‘Last Man Standing’ for six seasons straight. The highly rated sitcom is politically incorrect, and supports our Republican president, which is probably why is it being cancelled. This is very unfortunate, because most television show these days just follow along with the liberal agenda. It was nice to actually have once I could watch and relate to.
It is also surprising because the show has extremely high ratings, and was therefore making them a lot of money.
Daily Wire reports:
Even though it had been dumped on Friday nights, the Tim Allen sitcom Last Man Standing enjoyed ratings that Deadline describes as “very respectable for any night and especially Friday[.]” Every week, the half-hour comedy, one of the very few aimed to appeal to America’s heartland, won its time-slot in the all-important demo, including 6.4 million overall same-day viewers. Deadline further adds that “[w]hile most returning shows were down year-to-year 20-30%, LMS was virtually flat, off just by 5% in total viewers and adults 18-49[.]”
Of course ABC has come forward with a lame excuse as to why they are not continuing the show and related it to finances, but we know that probably isn’t the truth.
The real money in the sitcom business comes from syndication rights, selling the reruns on a per episode basis to other networks. Last Man Standing is not only a syndication smash, a virtual cash cow, per Deadline it is the “rare off-network ratings success story these days.”
When a show does this well in syndication, every episode becomes a bar of gold, a likely source of rolling revenue for years and years to come. Even aging sitcoms that lose their audience are sometimes renewed for an extra season because each of those episodes is worth a fortune in syndication.
Up until recently, the show was produced, and paid for, by 20th Century Fox Tv. However, now that the licensing has been handed to ABC, it has been terminated. So the real question is: Why?
It is almost undeniable that the show was nixed because of its politics. Not to mention, ABC is owned by Disney, which is ran by flaming liberals. Tim Allen’s character clashes with the democratic views of the world and is described by Deadline, as a….
… political conservative and devout Christian adhering to traditional American values, the blue-collar comedy appeals to viewers in the Heartland, a constituency that helped elect Donald Trump as president and has been energized post-election as evidenced by the ratings success of new USA drama Shooter.
This allowed Allen to poke fun at political correctness, liberalism, Hillary Clinton, and Obama. All of which were actually quite humorous. I am very upset to hear that this show has been discontinued. So much for free speech, huh?