Did Tim Allen Lose His Sitcom for Being a Likeable Conservative

He’s a likeable conservative and portrayed one in a sitcom, until ABC cancelled Last Man Standing

Comedian Tim Allen suggested in an interview that being a likeable conservative, and portraying one positively, got his show cancelled. Personally, I think the Trump win is what made the series odious to the decisionmakers at ABC.

Looper lists a lot of reasons, but the political one stands out and the rise of Trump is specifically mentioned.

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TV Line reports, “Tim Allen on Last Man Standing Cancellation: ‘Nothing More Dangerous Than a Likable Conservative’

“I have no idea why [ABC] did what they did.” But that doesn’t stop him from suggesting that the decision came down to his conservative politics.

“I always wanted Last Man Standing to be like [All in the Family],” he says. “Archie Bunker pushed boundaries, but Carroll O’Connor was not that guy at all. [Mike Baxter was] a version of that guy. But there’s nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative.”

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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