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?”

Sources:
Deadline Hollywood
Infowars

  • Dante Alighieri

    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.”

    They are just a bad with actors on the Left.

    Name one actor who has been nominated for Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars for the past 25 years. That’s ten men per year. Over 25 years is 250 male actors. Not one has been an openly gay actor. (Nathan Lane doesn’t count cuz he wasn’t Out at the time of his nomination.)

    The Answer is Zero.

    So don’t be so fricken paranoid. When it comes to money, women & minorities Conservatives are in good company in Hollywood, namely, minorities. So get in line.

    More to say, but i gotta go. —D

    • kzF

      They all are gay. Otherwise, they don’t get cast. It is an open secret about the casting couch in Hollywood. Even the children must provide them sex, or no job. Ask John Travolta, if you don’t believe me. The worst cretins run the place. The WORST Satanists.

      • Dante Alighieri

        I was talking about Nominated Actors at the Academy Awards. The answer is a big fat zero.

        • Smokin steve

          Maybe they are not good actors. Most are closeted to appeal to the mass population. Middle America goes to movies too. Plus the percentage of gay celebrities is miniscule compared to non gay. I don’t think you understand how small a number of the population gays make up. I am white I don’t get upset when blacks take most of the BET awards. You need to stop viewing the world as us vs them or you’re going to have a tough life.

    • Blue Drache

      Ah, strawman argument. Goood … goooooood. Let the hate go FLOWING through you.

      • Dante Alighieri

        Totally don’t get what your saying.

        • Robin

          Star Wars man! Let the dark part of the Force flow through you! Give yourself over to the darkness…dude, don’t you know anything? hahaha

          • svartalf

            He’s too busy being butthurt…

      • Thistle_Weed2 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ

        seriously, his is arguing 1.6% ( gay men) > vs 80+% (hetero ) of the population…

    • HT

      Name the last time an openly conservative actor got an Oscar, even a nomination? And what does being gay have to do with the story? Only gays are considered left now? If that were true that would be great, but I think the term left encompasses quite a bit more than just people who are gay. To your point, I think the reason that no gay men/women or conservative actors have received an Oscar is because they are both in the minority, at least openly, in Hollywood. That is something they both have in common.

      • Dante Alighieri

        I’m spit balling here, Mel Gibson?

        • HT

          Well, the story is about conservatives being targeted, not gays, and I’m not saying that gays aren’t as well, but gays weren’t mentioned in the story. As my dear leftists friends would say, stop appropriating conservative cultural and social issues to promote gay issues. Bet you never thought you’d see that sentence. 🙂

          • Dante Alighieri

            The implication of this article is that conservatives are being uniquely targeted by a menacing Hollywood.

            Yes you’re right. It doesn’t say that conservatives are being targeted in the absence of others.

            But the implication is that they (conservative cry babies) have become a sacrificial lamb on the altar of fairness & equity. Hence my objection. THEY ARE NOT ALONE. — David

          • mfh

            Your argument is ridiculous. LGBT is the radical arm of the gay community. Talk about getting attention and raised up. Hollywood is full of anti-conservative views. Its that simple.

          • mfh

            Never mind all your posts are about gays. So much for inclusion.

    • DamnRIGHT

      Perhaps if there was ever one worthy of the award…

      • Dante Alighieri

        Out of 250 actors, really? We’re not that bad. (Although…) –D

        • Stuart McHardy

          I guess you all just suck.

    • BeavertonSteve

      The answer to your question is Ian McKellan in 1999 and 2002.

      He is certainly the exception to the rule. Being publicly out is still generally a career killer. You could certainly win an Oscar as a gay performer, the Academy doesn’t care and in fact probably would be happy to acknowledge them. The problem lies in then landing high paying leads as an publicly out actor. Again, McKellan is the exception. I think he gets a grandpa pass. For most gay actors the studios know that conservative Christian audiences are willing to completely spurn a movie for something as simple as the sexuality of the lead (or perhaps more importantly, the activism and attacks on their beliefs made by that person).

      Don’t get me wrong, I am not condoning this. These are not my beliefs, but I came from that world and understand them well, and Hollywood, for as much as they say they are pro-gay, are about money first, principles second, or maybe third, or fourth.

    • mfh

      Sir Ian McKellen. Named one. Also note many gays have won Oscars for other things. You lost.

      • Dante Alighieri

        u got me on Ian McKellen. OK that’s one.

    • Jeremy Wansick

      I honestly don’t pay enough attention to who plays in what movie, I just watch the movies I like because the of story or relations to things I know (like the MCU). So my question is, are there any ‘good’ openly gay actors? Are any of the people you’d nominate objectively better at acting?

      • Dante Alighieri

        Luke Evans

  • ConservativeSoccerMom

    So furious right now. There are only about 3 network shows and this is one of them.

    • Robin

      I’m a hardcore liberal and I’m pissed off too! This show is so funny! I’m an older person who used to watch a very famous show with a guy called Archie Bunker. It was so good and so funny and Archie’s views weren’t popular at that time in history, but the show was very popular. Last Man Standing is a much better show than All in the Family. I can’t understand why it’s being canceled but I will bet another network will jump on it and if we’re lucky, Last Man Standing will continue for many years to come.

      • I Troll Libtards

        It’s cancelled because of intolerant hard-core liberals much like yourself. You seem to be okay but the vast majority of people on your side are lunatics.

        • Terry Lehner

          I am not a liberal as I am about a hairs breath left of Attila the Hun. Robin does not sound like a hard core liberal. To me she sounds like liberals were many years ago. They may not have agreed with how conservatives wanted to do things but they never came and tore up the town. It was we agree to disagree and life went on. Whoever was in office was respected and that was that.

          • Robin

            I may not be hard core really. I’m a gun owning tree hugger…I like less government in my business. I don’t need the government to tell me I have to wear a helmet when I ride my motorcycle. Many of my friends are conservatives. I love old cars and most of the old guys I hang out with are a mixture of liberal and conservative. I’m not religious. Mike just reminds me of my friends. They always slam liberals, trying to rule me up, get me in an argument. Haha! Oh wow, that’s why I love this character. He is my friends, and even though my best friends are crazy conservatives (just messing with ya), I know they would help me or defend me and my right to speak my truth with their lives. So I will miss Mike and his family and friends profoundly. Through the dark cold winters here in Alaska, I loved watching that show.

          • Douglas Rowland

            It sounds like you are more libertarian than liberal.

          • Kim Parigoris

            I hate to tell you Robin but you are not a liberal LOL More of a libertarian. Plus if you were hardcore you would be highly offended by Mike. Hardcores have no sense of humor.

          • Cybervoyager

            Awesome…I just found this show earlier this year and have been watching a couple of episodes a night and now I’m in the sixth season. When my wife told me last night it was canceled, I was not very happy and didn’t believe her. The last I heard was LSM was going to be renewed. I don’t watch many comedies because of the so-called humor they try to run on me…but this show made me bust a gut…I have laughed so hard, till I cried…especially when Particia Richardson came on the show as Mrs. Potts and the jabs she took at her deceased husband left me laughing so hard. Hope another network picks it up, but then ABC will probably try to prevent that from happening. Nice to see a gun-toting tree-hugging liberal for once…nice to meet you.

          • Mauny Kaseburg

            What you described is the BEST part of the US – people/friends holding different views, giving each other sh#t…but at the end of the day, still a family…still a country. Am I just old ….what happened to that country??

          • seewill

            I’m like the old Southern Democrats. Sam Ervin and Sam Nunn are more my style.

        • Russ Ramey

          lighten up…

        • seewill

          That’s like judging all Christians by Westboro Baptist Church. I’m a liberal, veteran, strict believer in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Gun rights are in there and I have no problems them.

        • jld

          Then it got on the air because of idiot republicans like you.

        • Robb Wexler

          If it made financial sense it would continue. What, they didn’t know Tim Allen was conservative BEFORE the show started? That’s been known in Hollywood for a very long time. If they are SO liberal why even give him a show? I know…more critical thinking.

          Blue Bloods starring a conservative Tom Selleck is a hit…it stays on the air and he gets paid a shitload of money.

          Rizolli and Isles with a conservative Angie Harmon was a big hit in syndication so it stayed on the air for a long time.

          People also forget that the vast majority of conservative talk RADIO is produced and distributed by………….liberals. Why? Cause it makes MONEY.

          Keep in mind Tim Allen had a tendency to demand a lot of money for his work on previous shows…. and that DOES have a financial impact on the rest of the show.

      • Marty Lewis

        I am conservative. Like you I related this show to “All in the Family”. You had the conservative patriarch who caught some hell from a liberal son-in-law and other characters. The patriarch could dish it out too! Both presented different viewpoints in a funny and thought provoking manner.

      • Cybervoyager

        My parents used to watch that show and when I was a teen it was a show I watched…Archie Bunker was a riot back then…”Hey Meathead.” Best line ever.

        • neil barron

          Now it’s snowflake, empty head – airhead no brains into ad nauseam !!

      • ratchett3

        I LOVE Archie Bunker!! I was liberal then, but now I see more clearly…… especially as I watch the reruns. Archie was SO right about a lot of things. Now the reruns come with a ‘trigger warning’ at the beginning >:( WTF? The whole point of the show was to make you think about things from another point of view. This generation of pc crybaby pansy snowflakes is killing anything and everything that isn’t sanitized and milquetoast in nature — and they are running the tv and news networks now. No more Tim Allen 🙁 no more Bill O’Reilly 🙁 only pc nonsense.

      • You can’t understand? This is what liberals do…stop the input if they don’t agree with it.
        I’m so sorry and I hope this awakens you because you sound very fair and have good taste in TV. Man, the ONE show that had the very occasional pro-conservative line and ABC would rather skip the profits than show it? i’m so sad and I hope Tim Allen raises a HUGE and VERY public STINK.

      • yesmine posen

        Allens character does imitate Bunkers but the show was not meant to be similar. All In The Family made fun of the character, it was funny because it was a time piece poking fun at how silly Bunkers racism and intolerance and archaic values. It exagerated it, it was funny because Bunker was the guy who threw it all out there, its entertaining; he was playing a character. Allens show is more like a mocumentary of Allen grasping at straws to desperately get his bizarre agenda out. Allens an uneducated man whose career is over and this show was somehow his way of being relevant. As a conservative I can tell you this guy makes no accurate references and is silly at best.

      • Gene C Clark

        you are a liberal with a brain, thats kinda rare..no offense. But I agree…it was a good show, and I remember AlL in the Family too. Loved the Archie vrs Meathead fights lol. I appreciate you can view things with tolerance, get your friends to do it too 😛

      • ct yankee

        but they where calling everyone on the right bigoted moronic hypocrites, look at Archie an Anglican who never went to church, not even Easter or Christmas and ripped on Roman Catholics, for theology Catholics and Anglicans share

  • HT

    One less reason to watch ABC. Oh wait, that was the last reason to watch ABC. Bye Felicia.

    • Thistle_Weed2 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ

      I watch the show as reruns on the Hallmark channel 🙂

      • HT

        Ditto.

    • Vernon Barrett

      Only the best shows get zapped

  • olee1947

    I am surprised ABC didn’t do it sooner. i guess the election of Trump did it..Tim was NOT a Hilary fan

    • Robin

      Yea, you’re probably right, but I don’t care what Tim, the actor, thinks. I love Mike, the conservative family man in the show! And I’m as liberal as you can get. Campaigned hard for Bernie.

      • svartalf

        They’re largely one and the same. Therein lies the rub. You’re in the minority, sadly…

  • AverageJoe1987

    They cancelled it purely because the show isn’t being used to push bogus liberal talking points.

    That’s all it is.

    But they’ll keep Black-ish around to push false narratives about blacks still being on the back of the bus and other nonsense.

    • William Buchanan

      I despise black-ish, it needs to be moved to BET network.

      • ct yankee

        No, it needs to be cancelled and forgotten

    • Those poor downtrodden 1 percenters on Blackish. They are better off than the Huxtables were…

    • Corey

      lol how do you know they are false narratives about blacks? If you’re not black then you woouldn’t understand…. black-ish is a good show

    • Daesai Sereiphiel

      AverageJoe1987) Take off the tinfoil hat, loony.

  • Sally Whitehead

    Well, that certainly doesn’t surprise me. I have pretty much decided watching regular TV sucks whether it is the news, talk shows or TV series and pretty much a lost cause. I don’t need them as much as they need me so I only watch very little – food network so far isn’t politically biased.

  • Robin

    Im

    • Mauny Kaseburg

      I’m afraid humor has been the first casualty of this Culture War….so sad.

      • neil barron

        So right, listen to all the Comics statements on there college tours, not going there anymore stupid kids don’t get it.

  • chickenhead

    That is the ONLY show I watch on ABC. I guess I will soon be able to delete the ABC app on my Roku.

    • Carolyn Waters

      The only show worth watching. Good clean
      Fun.

  • This makes me sad. I love this show.

  • DaisyToo

    Cancelled despite high ratings? Or because of them?

    • Russ Ramey

      Bingo!

  • Larry Carr

    ABC would rather have a sitcom with a family unit based on an interracial gay couple with transgender kids who support socialist causes. I’m just an old deplorable white guy, so I will continue to watch reruns of “Everybody Loves Raymond”!!

    • Daesai Sereiphiel

      you sure do cry a lot. try growing a backbone, mate.

  • Kat121

    This was one of the only semi decent sitcoms on… SMH.

  • Deborah Terry Petersmeyer

    I love Last Man Standing. It is the only show left on TV that gives you both points of view. I never saw it as a purely Conservative show but one that expressed both views, a rarity on TV these days. It was also a show with morals, family values and religious beliefs, another rarity on TV. I hope someone else picks up this show and that the show continues for many years to come.

    • Thistle_Weed2 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ

      yep, I like how they balanced it out.

    • Cindy Warner

      Exactly what I posted on my own page. Last Man Standing showed both points of view. I’m sure it was a case of either a. as the author said, Mr. Allen’s personal political views, which should not matter regarding a tv show or b. It was simply too more, showing a non-dysfunctional family supporting each other like a family should. I’m furious.

  • Roly

    One of the best sitcoms on tv.

  • I Troll Libtards

    More liberal “tolerance” I see.

  • RunningBulldog77

    Fox should pick it up immediately.

    • MuchLoveFrom

      Fox can’t be expected to pick up everything, especially now that it is moving to the left as well.

      • RunningBulldog77

        I look at it as a move toward the middle, they have to reach a few libertards too.

    • Corey

      Fox sucks. They aren’t good for anything but pushing the conservative agenda

      • RunningBulldog77

        The show was cancelled because of Allen’s conservative views Einstein. Most people that like the show, like it because of Tim Allen’s conservative wit. Get it?

        • Corey

          Just saying. Fox sucks terribly. That is not a reliable news source.

  • AlwaysAccumulatingAssets

    Look at you fucking losers. Your fucking sitcom gets cancelled and now you triggered snowflakes are crying conspiracy. You fat ugly pieces of shit go back to watching weekday night TV you gross boy fucking loving pigs. And Paul Joseph Watson is a fucking fruitcake. Fucking useless fat hicks.

    • PunJabber

      Your routine is too heavy-handed. Real ones at least try to add some filler to the bile. Also, you are over-doing the “fat” part. Satire should be a little more subtle.

    • MisterGoldiloxx

      Look at you fucking losers. Your fucking candidate lost and now you triggered snowflakes are crying conspiracy. You fat ugly pieces of shit go back to watching weekday night TV you gross child fucking loving pigs. And (INSERT NAME OF ANY LEFTIST MEDIA TALKING HEAD HERE) is a fucking fruitcake. Fucking useless fat left-tards.

    • Russ Ramey

      Wow, whoever hired you to troll is not very subtle…

  • Shirley Acker

    Hope another station picks it up…even a cable one.
    Best show on tv .
    Big ratings drop for ABC.

  • Carole Sayer

    So angry right now!! Please let some other network pick this show up fast. It is so sad that Hollywierd refuses to accept multiple viewpoints to be voiced. Keeps many of us from watching TV or Movies, and reading more and more books, which actually is OK by me. I get more mental stimulation, and save money, win win.

    • rymlianin

      ABC is in mourning for the 900 pedophiles who were arrested last week.

    • svartalf

      Or, better yet, get out and about a bit. You’ll get more mental and physical activity if you go to a museum, etc.

  • missus k

    Nooooooo! I LOVE LMS and my husband and I just discovered it:). The only show we watch on ABC. The only show that makes us laugh out loud! The only show on network tv that dares to allow the conservative point of view. The only show on network tv not constrained by political correctness. I am very sad:( I don’t think I am overstating when I say that LMS is an oasis in the otherwise barren wasteland of network TV.

    • ratchett3

      yes, sadly Mike really was the Last Man Standing.
      🙁

  • AlaskaFreddy

    ABC is a PR firm for Karl Marx.

  • Large Basket

    looks like my one friday night tv show will be gone. no more tv for me. good luck with the advertisers. I hope CMT picks it up.

  • Lee

    After watching that clip, that’s the exact reason ABC cancelled this show.

  • Lving42day

    One of the best sitcoms on TV and it’s canceled because liberals don’t like Tim Allen or his conservative views.. sad day for TV viewers everywhere.

  • Russ Ramey

    LOL! So predictable, this was a show that had fun with both sides…. Buh Bye ABC

  • Obama’saracist

    libs. they ruin every damn thing in the country. getting to the point it is going to get very ugly dealing with them

  • Phil Clark

    I am neither conservative nor liberal, I disagree with each side equally. 😉
    But it is a shame that LMS is being cancelled, I love the show. And Allen manages to get digs in without being angry or hateful. We need more NON-PC humor like this to expose how stupid being overly PC is. Humor is meant to offend some people. It’s how you know its funny.

  • Ann Marie Marvin

    Not good loved the show.. I can think of other shows they can cancel for sure …

  • jld

    If this is true, I’m ticked off; I’m about as left As you can be, but I LOVE this show. My issue isn’t dem or republican; my issue is equality. I know plenty on BOTH sides who are the opposite of expectation.

  • mrtrmn60

    Of course. Liberals cannot stand to hear the Truth spoken around them and expose their ignorance, bigotry, and intolerance.

  • Deanna Wood Short

    This pisses me off! This is an excellent show!

  • J.D. Johnson

    I think it is fair to say that America is pretty much 50% liberals and 50% conservatives. For one side to continually try to silence the other, by removing shows like this. It will have consequences. Conservatives are not usually people to go out and protest, organize marches, or take their message to the streets. But you can only poke a sleeping bear for so long. As someone that lives in middle America, you can feel that something is changing. The right is starting to wake up and when that bear has finally had enough of having it’s rights and voices silenced. There will be a strong and visible response.

  • Karla Beason

    I love this show. I know its been on for a while but I never heard about it untill I accidently saw it a month or so ago. My husband and then watched every episode on netflicks. So sad to see it won ‘t be back.

  • Catherine

    I absolutely love this show. It is the first thing I turn on when I get home from work. It is so funny.

  • boredd

    Who the fuck still watches network television?

  • MuchLoveFrom

    Bullshit! The only show on tv worth watching. Why bother to own a tv anymore?

  • crich

    well – if they cancel big bang next, then I will have zero reason to watch any of the networks

  • SnowCatzor

    Meanwhile that “Modern Family” crap will no doubt continue despite being utterly awful, unfunny & full of bad acting. Couldn’t be because it pushes a PC/regressive agenda though…

    • Forensic Doc

      Modern Family mocks the Modern Family. On the surface, it looks “progressive,” but it really makes fun of liberal Southern California.

  • SteppyJ412

    Networks seem to be trying to kill off themselves.

  • Jim Harlow

    Fucking liberal Mickey!

  • Alan J Morgan

    I’m sure IF the producers so desire they can get a cable gig EASY!

  • Sagian

    It’s always a liberal conspiracy when a conservative gets the axe.

  • Ashley

    Can’t be for financial reasons since the show was doing well. I don’t understand why liberals can’t let everyone have their opinion. Look at FOX. The idiot sons let their wives make bad decisions and fire the good anchors and now their ratings are down and they are going to lose a fortune. GOOD! Kiss liberal butt and you ultimately LOSE!! Same for ABC!

  • Proud US citizen

    Hopefully another network will pick it up and this will come back to bite them in the b***!!!

  • Randy

    what a little red guard she is.

  • Sharon Clark

    One of the best shows on TV. I sure hope another Network picks it up. Just like when Nashville was cancelled, but Last Man Standing is better!

  • Linda K Mulalley

    Love this show it is one of my husbands all time favorite…This is total bullsh..everything is so political now days and I’m so tired of if you don’t agree with what they think then lets get rid of it…What ever happened to free speech and not having to agree with everyone?

  • There’s absolutely no reason to cancel this show because of “politics”. There’s a reason for its high ratings people, a lot of conservatives AND liberals watch this show. It must have be done for economic reasons…

  • Dudley Morris

    Shades of CBS’s “Rural Purge” of 1970-71, when a bunch of well-performing shows with rural/small town settings were axed to make way for “hipper” shows with more salable demographics?

  • Larry Hirsch

    BEST SHOW ON TV AND LIBERALS WITHOUT GENDER CANCEL IT…

  • Tammy Wiggins

    WRONG MOVE ABC!!! With all the crap allowed television including their network and their cancelling this? We love this show! I appreciate seeing a conservative view point represented in sitcoms for once. If a show is good, I watch it…I don’t discrimate….the entertainment industry and executives need to do the same.

  • Daesai Sereiphiel

    damn lying media thinks Allen’s show got cancelled for political reasons lol. Leave it to the media to lie

  • Rose

    I look forward to watching each episode!! It’s one show our whole family can watch together! It makes us laugh, and think and hear opinions..it has even inspired me to make yummy food – cuz they’re always eating something delicious looking!! The actors are so fun!! It’s great that an interesting show doesn’t gross us out with fighting, killing and awkward sex scenes when our kids are watching with us! I sure hope ABC doesn’t cancel the show.