ABC Cancels Tim Allen Sitcom ‘Last Man Standing’ After 6 Seasons

The long-running comedy marked Allen’s return to the network after “Home Improvement”

Last Updated: May 10, 2017 @ 6:07 PM

Tim Allen’s long-running family sitcom “Last Man Standing” has been canceled after six seasons, ABC announced Wednesday.

Allen was previously on the network with his popular sitcom “Home Improvement,” which ran from 1991 to 1999.

“Last Man Standing” is the first ABC sitcom to be canceled this season. “Modern Family” was just renewed for two more seasons, while no decisions have been handed down yet on “Dr. Ken,” “Black-ish,” “The Goldbergs,” “Fresh off the Boat,” or “The Real O’Neals.”

The sitcom was doing well for the network. On Feb. 28, the week following the Academy Awards, “Last Man Standing” was the highest-rated scripted series on Fridays, which is normally a ratings wasteland.

However, both the show and its star have come under fire for controversial comments about free speech and Nazism. In March, Allen — who is a Republican — said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that “you gotta be real careful around here” because “you’ll get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes.”

“It’s like ’30s Germany,” he added.

In a December episode of the show, Allen’s character, Mike Baxter, has to make a speech but is reprimanded by his daughter for some objectionable phrases.

“I know what microaggressions are,” Baxter said. “It’s the liberal attack on free speech and a lot of fun if you do them right.”

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