Fox says 'Last Man Standing' revival not a conservative statement

Last Man Standing

Fox recently gave the axe to several of its most memorable comedies, and the upcoming end of New Girl meant that the network was soon to be short on live-action sitcoms. During Fox's up-fronts, Chairmen and CEO of Fox Television Group Dana Walden explained why the network made a decision to pick up the Tim Allen comedy a year after its cancellation. The network did not own the show but was licensing it from 20th Century Fox.

The trailer release followed Fox's upfront presentation before advertisers in NY.

Walden added that there was always wonder at the network about how "Last Man Standing" would do if it was prioritized in a way that ABC didn't, and "Roseanne" was the final push it needed.

Still, Walden stressed that the success of "Roseanne" wasn't the sole factor for giving Allen, 64, the green light. "But previous year, Last Man Standing wasn't one of those things". The network was unable to sell ads on the program at a high enough rate to cover the cost of the license fee paid to Fox's TV studio.

Walden said the network's been talking to Allen throughout the year and tried to pick the show up when ABC let it go. "Everyone took a good hard look at the performance of Roseanne". It's a really amusing show.

Newman said ABC's cancellation was not related to politics. It was ABC's second most-watched comedy after "Modern Family". "Thanks to all you guys for the support", Allen said.

"And the show never really delves deeply into political viewers". "It doesn't feel like a soap box for any point of view".

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The comedies will be paired ahead of the returning reality series "Hell's Kitchen" with Gordon Ramsay.

"The Gifted" is back on Tuesday at 8 p.m., with "Lethal Weapon", returning at 9.

Wednesday will pair music-oriented dramas "Empire" at 8 p.m. and "Star" at 9. It's based on the life of Lil Rel Howery, who stars as a Chicago dad who finds out his wife is having an affair, and must rebuild his life as a single father, following a divorce.

For midseason, Fox has ordered "The Passage", a drama about a 10-year-old girl who is a test subject at a secret government facility experimenting with a virus that could be a cure for all disease or doom the human race.

Meanwhile, Fox also picked up a pair of mid-season dramas: "The Passage", based on the Justin Cronin triolgy, about "a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a unsafe virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race;" Mark-Paul Gosselaar stars; and "Proven Innocent", about "an underdog criminal defense firm led by a fierce and uncompromising lawyer", with Rachelle Lefevre, Vincent Kartheiser, Russell Hornsby, Brian d'Arcy James and Nikki M. James.

Walden also shared that despite initial interest in bringing "Last Man Standing" over to Fox after its ABC cancellation, the right opportunity just wasn't there quite yet, despite growing demand from fans.

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