Tim Allen: Expect Centrist 'Last Man,' Not Vocal Trump Fan

Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing being at TCA should be considered a rather-big sign that Fox is invested in making this an even bigger hit, mostly because not every show on the network goes to the event; the vast majority of the ones who do are new shows trying to build an audience. According to executive producer Kevin Abbott, the hole in the cast will be filled by a Chinese exchange student who comes to stay with the family.

"[Mike Baxter comes] with a conservative viewpoint", Mr. Newman said at the 2018 Television Critics Associations' Summer Press Tour, Fox reported Thursday. We've gone backwards. There's things you can't say, there's things you shouldn't say. Casting for the character has not been announced yet, but the writers plan to introduce the character early in Season 7.

Abbott and Allen said they were surprised by ABC's abrupt 2017 decision to cancel "Last Man Standing" after six seasons, which Allen said was "very poorly handled". "He probably doesn't defend him", Allen said of his character's political perspective. While he concedes Mike Baxter is "a conservative Republican", he says Trump's administration and policies won't be a topic of conversation on the show: "I don't think we're going to address it one way or the other". "This guy's a practical guy... if it's helping his business, I think he's probably pro-Trump". But is Allen's character actually a Donald Trump supporter? I'm sure audiences will be curious to see what we look like after all these years. "We consider ourselves a family show with a traditional character in the center of it".

On Thursday, Allen said he believes the decision was "a financial decision", echoing the language used by ABC in justifying their move. "I've worked for ABC for years", he said.

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The final season of "Last Man Standing" averaged almost 6 million weekly viewers, more than some other ABC series that were brought back, including "black-ish", "Shark Tank" and "The Goldbergs".

After the panel, Allen defended Barr, whose Twitter tirade led to the show's axing. "I know Barr, and she's just not that person". "We will deliver for you".

The show will return on FOX on September 28th at 8 PM ET/PT.

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