Fox wants more of Tim Allen, renewing his comedy “Last Man Standing” for a second season on the network, and its eighth overall.
The show, which Fox revived this season after it was canceled in 2017 by ABC after six seasons, airs on Friday nights. But with Fox getting the rights to the WWE’s “Smackdown Live” next fall, which is slated for Fridays, “Last Man Standing” needs a new time slot.
Fox will air the pro wrestling show beginning on Oct. 4.
“‘Last Man Standing’ roared out of the gate on Fox, and has maintained its ratings dominance ever since,” said Michael Thorn, president, Entertainment for Fox Entertainment. “Much of that credit goes to the incredibly funny and talented Tim Allen, not to mention Nancy, Hector and the rest of the show’s great cast. We’d like to thank Kevin, Matt and the entire crew, along with our partners at 20th Century Fox Television, for overseeing one of television’s most popular comedies. We’d also like to congratulate them all on reaching 150 episodes – a milestone that’s well-deserved.”
The sitcom’s September premiere marked the network’s most-watched comedy in almost seven years, excluding NFL nights, and was the show’s highest-rated episode since the Season 2 premiere on ABC.
“Last Man Standing” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Jack Burditt. Kevin Abbott, Matt Berry, Kevin Hench, Ed Yeager, Tim Allen, Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy, Becky Clements, Richard Baker and Rick Messina are executive producers. Abbott serves as the series’ showrunner.
“Last Man Standing” will air its 150th episode on Friday, and will honor the occasion by streaming the pilot on its Twitter account for a 12-hour span beginning at 9 a.m. PT.