ABC has reportedly cancelled Tim Allen’s sitcom, Last Man Standing (LMS), despite its continued high ratings into its 6th season.
According to Deadline Hollywood, “LMS is on the higher end [cost-wise] for a multi-camera sitcom because of the marquee salary Allen commands, but 20th TV had agreed to license fee reductions in the past. This time, there was no bargaining, with ABC simply deciding against another season.”
Deadline Hollywood goes on to state that “the cancellation is a financial hit to 20th TV, which had sold LMS in syndication where the sitcom has been doing very well, a rare off-network ratings success story these days.”
Infowars writer Paul Joseph Watson questions the idea that LMS was cancelled due to 20th TV’s lack of desire to negotiate its continuation.
Watson writes that the cancellation is “leaving some to wonder whether the show was canned because of Allen’s conservative politics.”
Indeed, Tim Allen has been known for his very public digs at liberals.
During one episode of LMS, Allen lashed out at the idea of “microaggressions,” calling them “the latest liberal attack on free speech.”
In the real world, Allen once gave an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in which he called out liberals in Hollywood who squash conservative free speech.
“I’m not kidding,” he said. “You gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes.”
“This is like 30s Germany,” he continued. “I don’t know what happened. If you’re not part of the group, ‘you know what we believe is right,’ I go, ‘well, I might have a problem with that.'”
Paul Joseph Watson writes, “it’s no secret that Hollywood and the entertainment world rigorously thought police the industry to punish conservatives who refuse to fall in line with the liberal consensus.”
He concludes, “was Allen’s sitcom canned for financial reasons, or did the comedian’s politics play a role in ABC’s decision to cancel the show?”