Fox is renewing the popular long-running Tim Allen-led sitcom Last Man Standing for another season.
“Hard to believe Last Man Standing hits 150 episodes this week, and it gets better with another upcoming season at Fox,” Tim Allen said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Great news for all of us who are creating these stories and working our pants off to make you all laugh. It’s another big high five to the legions of loyal fans who have faithfully kept us front and center and huge on the radar.”
“Thanks to our family at Fox, who continue to make us feel so at home. Man, if we keep this up, they might have to call our show Last Man Unable to Stand.”
Allen took to social media to celebrate the new in his trademark style.
Forget Mueller the real news is Mike Baxter is back!… oh yea and the rest of the family too. Season 8 coming up @FOXTV #lastmanstanding @LastManStanding @NancyATravis @KaitlynDever @amandafuller27 @StophSanders @jayleno
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) April 18, 2019
The show, which depicts Tim Allen as a conservative family man Mike Baxter, was cancelled by ABC in 2017.
As Breitbart News reported at the time, “The show was one of the few (if not the only) broadcast network sitcom to appeal to conservative, blue-collar America, a true oddity since Allen has noted in interviews that the program was written by liberal writers.”
The series’ star, Tim Allen, is a critic of the progressive left. In an interview last fall, he joked, “If you don’t agree with them, if you don’t agree with that position, then you hate women, and you hate gay people, and you hate pro-choice people, whatever.”
“And I said that doesn’t fit. But I like pushing that and sometimes these guys let Mike Baxter say it, and he’s more of a pragmatist. He reminds me of my grandmother. He just hates big government.”