Chalk another one up, for our side! Following on the heels of the epic comeback of the 1980’s sitcom “Roseanne” starring actress Roseanne Barr, “Last Man Standing” is the latest addition of conservative leaning shows that have been resurrected, thanks in part to the overwhelming support of their loyal fans who demanded the return of these two “politically incorrect” shows.
The leading characters of both shows are unabashed critical thinking conservatives and outspoken Trump supporters, which always send the rabid left into overdrive.
On Friday the highly rated show found a new home on the Fox Network. The show will began where it left off last season, when it was abruptly and suddenly cancelled by ABC.
Moreover the reason for the unexpected cancellation wasn’t due to poor ratings. In fact, it was likely caused by the “politically incorrect” content of the show which poked fun weekly at the absurd lefts embrace of a hapless and witless Barack Obama.
Gary Newman and Dana Walden, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, acknowledged their decision to bring back the Baxter family was a “no-brainer stating, “Last Man Standing ended too soon and the outcry from the fans has been deafening.” “We’ve wanted to put the show back together since its final taping a year ago, and Tim never gave up hope either. Thanks to its millions of devoted viewers and the irrepressible Tim Allen, we haven’t seen the last of ‘Last Man Standing.’”
The FOX duo continued: “Last Man Standing” averaged 8.3 million viewers in Live + 7 ratings for the 2016-17 season on ABC. It was the network’s second most-watched comedy, after “Modern Family.”
However it was apparent from the “get-go” that the “politically correct” and “anti-Trump” executives were more concerned in ending the show regardless of the high rating, ironically the same industry that pays homage to lackluster and talentless comedians on late night specials using the vilest street profanity, and passing it off has edgy humor.
The show’s original cast, including Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christopher Sanders and Jordan Masterson, will also return.
In a statement through Fox News, Allen expressed his gratitude at coming back stating: “Excited?”
Pausing a moment he continued; “Team LMS was in the sixth inning, ahead by four runs, stands were packed and then for no reason, they call off the game. It leaves you sitting in the dugout, holding a bat and puzzled. Now we get the news from Fox that it’s time to get back out on that diamond – hell yes, I’m excited!
Allen interviewed last August (before the announcement of the sitcoms return), expressed how overwhelmed he was by the support of his fans, for the shows return.
The 64-year old comic at the time said: “The support from all the fans to bring back ‘Last Man Standing’ is truly overwhelming to me and so appreciated,” Allen told Fox News exclusively. “I, along with the talented writers, wonderful crew and terrific actors, would definitely entertain the idea of bringing the show back as there is so much gas left in the tank, more to be said, and laughs to be had.”
Moreover there’s a hunger by conservatives to once again identify with entertainers and actors they actually respect and admire, in real life.
“Roseanne” shocked the liberal establishment after her two decade hiatus, scoring on her debut an astounding 18.2 million viewers.
Barr had captured the essence of the Middle American blue collar Conners family back in the 80’s, could she do it again in 2018?
“We had a lot of discussions in the very beginning about all of our beliefs, about all the things we feel and issue by issue, you know, things we were going to decide what to deal with on the show,” Executive Producer Helford said. “Everybody in the family has a different take on things. And we wanted to get that debate going in a very honest way, in a very real way. So whether you’re pro-Trump, or anti-Trump or pro-Jill Stein… it was really about getting that dialogue going in an honest way…”
No doubt the Baxter family like their counterpart on ABC will continue driving the progressive establishment crazy, with their brand of smart satirical and sassy conservative “family comedy.”
Allen and the rest of the clan are expected to return sometime in the 2018-19 season.