Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ Gets a New Showrunner

Tim Doyle will step in for Kevin Abbott, who will remain on as executive producer as he also works on new Reba McEntire comedy "Malibu Country"

Tim Allen has a new man standing in the showrunner position for his sitcom "Last Man Standing."

Tim Doyle, executive producer for "Rules of Engagement," will replace Kevin Abbott as a showrunner on the ABC series for its second season.

Abbott will remain on as executive producer, but the move will free him up to focus on his new comedy "Malibu Country," which has been picked up by ABC. "Malibu Country," which stars Reba McEntire as a Nashville mother who moves to California after a divorce, is executive-produced and written by Abbott.

The show will be paired with "Last Man Standing" on Friday nights starting in November.

Deadline first reported the news.