Earlier this summer ABC abruptly canceled the Tim Allen led comedy, “Last Man Standing.” Allen had a lot to say about it then and he still has a lot to say.
Allen’s reaction to the cancellation immediately sparked speculation that his personal politics played a part in the show ending. The issue became so heated that ABC felt compelled to release a statement on it, saying, “We have actors on our shows who have all sorts of different political views. Tim Allen is a valuable part of the Disney/ABC family. He has been for a very, very long time. But Tim Allen’s personal politics had nothing whatsoever to do with it.”
During a recent appearance on Norm Macdonald Live, Allen aired the show’s dirty laundry once again.
“You couldn’t have handled this worse . Not for me, because I’ll survive, but there’s 190 of us that worked there. They didn’t let ’em know until late June. It was handled very badly.”
“Second biggest show, [ABC] hadn’t won a Friday night in 15 years. They put us out to pasture on Friday and we won Friday. Big night for us. Big night for them. I would have put ‘Roseanne’ after us. Launch ‘Roseanne,’ launch any show you want. Use us just to launch shows, if nothing else. It’s hard. I have no idea why they did what they did.”
Allen also went on to say that he wanted the show to push boundaries and be a “personable, likable conservative. There’s nothing more dangerous than a funny, likeable conservative.”