"We always felt like for whatever, you know, ABC didn't really prioritize 'Last Man Standing, ' and - notwithstanding that it drew 8 and half million viewers every Friday night with very little promotion - we always wondered how it would do if it was given, you know, a better opportunity and prioritized more in terms of the network's marketing agenda".
"It was based on a variety of factors", said Dana Walden, Chairmen and CEO, Fox Television Group. Andy Samberg, meanwhile, celebrated the news on stage at NBC's morning presentation at Radio City Music Hall. I'm sure audiences will be curious to see what we look like after all these years. We ordered it throughout five seasons. They go, 'When is it coming back? "Needless to say, these last 24 hours have been a bit of an apology tour for me". "We are back." In a statement, Allen said, "When I heard the offer to create more episodes of 'Last Man Standing, ' I did a fist pump so hard I threw my back out".
Allen tweeted news of the Fox reboot on May 11. "Are you getting it back?'" Allen continued.
Fox told reporters that while it had been interested in "Last Man Standing" since its cancellation, it was the success of the "Roseanne" reboot that pushed it to put it back on the air. The reality is, the fans of Last Man Standing wouldn't leave this alone. I don't really know how this works where you write or call Fox.
"All of you. man, I'm telling you. we would not be standing here [without the fans]", Allen said. "Oh, shit, I said 'ass'".
Walden also explained why Fox chose to move forward with the Tim Allen show while canceling the beloved Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Fans rallied, and soon enough, word spread that multiple outlets had stepped in to save the beloved comedy.
Walden noted that a comedy like Last Man Standing has an easier "point of entry" for viewers than a serialized comedy like Brooklyn Nine-Nine. That rumor proved to be true. "And we have been talking to Tim through the year".
"So I would say we were emboldened, I would say, by the performance of "Roseanne.' And that certainly made us think that this is a really good opportunity, that for broadcast viewers a beloved star in a really amusing multi-cam that has, again, a little bit easier entry point than a serialized comedy was a good idea".
"Once we made the decision (about Friday) it limited the opportunities we had to schedule 'Brooklyn".
Among Fox's new shows is The Cool Kids, a comedy about rebellious friends in a retirement community, with stars including David Alan Grier, Martin Mull and Vicki Lawrence.
"And the show never really delves deeply into political viewers".