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After canceling Brooklyn Nine-Nine (only to rescue NBC), Fox decided to return Tim Allen s ] Last Man Standing that originally broadcast on ABC, with the show airing on Fridays at 8pm, the network announced on Monday.
Michael Thorn described Last Man Standing as "a proven hit," Fox Exec said it was a show "tailor-made for the NFL audience," as the network aired now will be Thursday night football.
And yes, Fox also wrote the success of ABC's resurgence of Roseanne for Last Man Standing 's return.
"Obviously, everyone looked at Roseanne's performance it worked so well, it certainly reminded us that we have a big iconic comedy star in our Fox family in Tim Allen," he said Fox exec Dana Walden told reporters (1
"It's a really funny show. It had nothing to do with Roseanne that we were interested in the show," she said, but later she noted that The network was "encouraged" by Roseanne 's success.
After ABC canceled the show, Allen gave an interview in which he began, "There's nothing more dangerous, especially in this one Climate, as a witty, sympathetic conservative Character. "Fans believed that the show's conservative stance led to the show's cancellation.
But Newman said that one could believe that ABC's decision to cancel the sitcom had nothing to do with Allen's personal policy because ABC did not own the show (20th Century Fox) and said Fox has no problems with the star's political views as they have no bearing on the plot.
"We've been in business with Tim for five years, Tim's personal politics really are not a big feature of the show, "he explained," and I think if you were to talk to Tim and Tim. Our showrunners who saw them, Mike Baxter is a centrist, he has no extreme political views. We just think it's a really funny show that the audience has responded to.
But with the cancellation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man on Earth and The Mick and the Pickup of Last Man Standing and New Comedy The Cool Kids What corresponds to a group of friends in a seniors' community, it seems Fox wants to address a broader audience with his comedies.
Gary Newman denied that the network Walden added, "It just did not seem to be the right strategic move on Friday to have highly serialized comedies that would provide a barrier or entry for many new viewers." Who would play football on Thursday night? ?
Regarding the decision to cancel B99 Walden explained: "I think it was based on a variety of factors. We loved the show … we ordered it for five seasons, which is a long track Finally, we felt that we did not have the right place to plan this year. "
Walden said about the show's switch to NBC," We're really happy, even though it's been found a new home. We assumed it was … I'm really happy for the whole team.
Here is Fox's Fall Line Up. (Note: new shows are in bold.)
8 PM . The Resident
9 PM 9-1-1
8 PM The Gifted
9 PM Lethal Weapon
20: 00 Empire
9 pm Star
7:30 pm Thursday Night Football Pregame Show
8 pm Thursday Night Football
20 Watch Last Man Standing
20:30 The Cool Kids
21:00 Hell's Kitchen
7 PM Fox Sports Saturday : Fox College Football
19.00 NFL on Fox
19:30 The OT / Fox Additions
20:00 The Simpsons  20:30 Bob's B
9 pm Family Guy
9:30 pm Rel
MIDSEASON: Returning to the midseason for his final season is Gotham along with The Orville and new series Proven Innocent and The Passage . Beat Shazam, The Four: Fighting for Glory, Love Connection, Master Students, Master Classes, Showtime at Apollo, You Think You Can Dance, Cosmos: Possible Worlds, and the Network's Next Live Music Event Rent which airs on Sunday, January 29th.