Tim Allen 'stunned' and fans outraged by ABC axing his show

'Last Man Standing' fans start petition over cancellation

Last week, ABC made a decision to cancel Tim Allen's comedy "Last Man Standing" after six seasons, and now they've offered some insight into their reasoning.

He broke his silence on the matter via Twitter on Tuesday. "Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years", he tweets Tuesday.

Allen is known for having more conservative political views than some of his Hollywood counterparts, and he also attended Donald Trump's inauguration.

Last week, ABC opted to dump the blue-collar comedy Last Man Standing after six seasons, and now fans of the show are calling for a boycott of ABC. Why?

"We make tough calls and cancel shows that we otherwise would have loved to stay on the air".

She also said that the network was moving away from comedies on Friday nights, instead scheduling "Once Upon a Time", "Inhumans" and "Shark Tank". But could Last Man Standing season 7 happen on Netflix?

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Fans of the show, however, have accused the network of canceling "Last Man Standing" over Allen's politics. That question has numerous show's fans believing there is a bigger reason at play behind the show's cancellation.

Later in the call, a reporter asked Dungey if the politically charged climate figured into ABC's decision-making process about upcoming shows and development.

"I cancelled Last Man Standing for the same business and scheduling reasons I cancelled The Real O'Neals, Dr. Ken, The Catch, American Crime", Dungey said.

The objective of the petition, created by an unnamed individual from California, is to renew the show.

Hopes that ABC may change its mind have likely been bolstered by shocking turn of events surrounding Timeless, with NBC cancelling the Vancouver-shot time-travel drama and then reversing its decision the following morning, a move that took even cast and producers by surprise. Netflix knows people watch and that's why I think there is at least a 50 percent chance Last Man Standing can be revived on the streaming service.

A representative for ABC did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the article will be updated if we hear from them. In March, he made an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" where he compared being a conservative in Hollywood to living in 1930s Germany. "You gotta be real careful around here", he told the late-night host.

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