'So appreciated': Last Man Standing star Tim Allen thanks fans for their support after Roseanne reboot outrage
ABC announced they were pulling the plug on his show in May 2017.
But fans of 64-year-old Tim Allen's show Last Man Standing are voicing their objections to the cancellation on Twitter, claiming it was done for political reasons, given that Allen's character in the show was a conservative.
Speaking to Page Six, Allen thanked his fans, saying 'The support from all the fans to bring back Last Man Standing is truly overwhelming to me and so appreciated.'
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Supported: Fans of 64-year-old Tim Allen's show Last Man Standing are voicing their objections to the cancellation on Twitter. Allen is seen here in April 2017
He added to the website: 'I, along with the talented writers, wonderful crew and terrific actors, would definitely entertain the idea of bringing the show back as there is so much gas left in the tank, more to be said and laughs to be had.'
Many are claiming hypocrisy on the network's part, saying they should have shown the same support to the Home Improvement star that they did to Roseanne Barr's decision to make her Roseanne character a Trump supporter.
One fan tweeted at the network: 'you get rid of last man standing because of its political views, yet Roseanne is pro-Trump and you are gonna let her share her views. someone is a little hypocritical and pro-Trump at ABC.'
Another wrote that they 'Would love to see [Roseanne] give Tim Allen or his Last Man Standing character a guest spot.'
'Overwhelmed': Speaking to PageSix , Allen thanked his fans, saying 'The support from all the fans to bring back Last Man Standing is truly overwhelming to me and so appreciated'
Tim Allen had previously stated he believes his television show - Last Man Standing - was cancelled after six seasons because it featured a likable conservative man as the main character.
Last Man Standing was cancelled by ABC after six seasons - a decision which came as a shock to both fans and cast-members alike.
'I have no idea why [ABC] did what they did,' Allen said during an interview on Norm Macdonald Live.
Anger: Many are claiming hypocrisy on the network's part, saying they should have shown the same support to the Home Improvement star that they did to Roseanne Barr
Furious fans: Another wrote that they 'Would love to see [Roseanne] give Tim Allen or his Last Man Standing character a guest spot'
Persecuted? Some fans feel singled out because their shows don't fit 'the correct political narrative'
However, he said, he thinks that it's because his humor skewed towards more conservative minded-Americans.
He explained that he hoped his character, Carroll O'Connor, would be like Archie Bunker on All in the Family.
Bunker's character, he said, 'pushed boundaries,' of conservatism in the household, and he hoped that his character might be able to do the same thing in time.
'But there's nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative,' he claims.
'He is mitigated on the show by a family of women who had a difference of opinions, but he was a likable guy and a principled guy about work and ethics and all this stuff, I think.'
Look who's back: Roseanne returns to screens on March 27
The show, which averaged 6.4million weekly viewers and had a 1.1 demo rating, was ABC's second-most watched comedy behind Modern Family.
However, as Hollywood Reporter explains, the show came from an outside studio, meaning it was expensive to license.
Initially there were talks to revive the show on CMT, but those failed due to the cost as well.
Reunited: The show will feature the original cast
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