After Fox picked up “Last Man Standing” following ABC’s choice to cancel the production, the executive at the network revealed that she and the rest of the team have no regrets. As it was previously reported, ABC decided to ax the series after six seasons, despite the fact that it had been performing well since its inception.
Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, said she made the best decisions she could with the information available at the time.
A lot of the series’ fans say it was due to Allen and the character’s conservative views on politics, but Dungey stated that such claims are misguided assumptions.
According to Dungey, their decision to get rid of the show had more to do with the fact that they didn’t actually own it. ABC and the creators of the show apparently couldn’t come to an agreement, so they had to cancel it.
ABC recently revived another show called, “Roseanne,” starring the eponymous character, Roseanne Barr. And the show has touched on a lot of political tension in the United States, leading some to dislike the show, notably, for the title character’s over-the-topic antics.
Channing said “Roseanne” has done a good job of exploring political topics, ones likely discussed around dinner tables across the country.
However, even though the first few episodes touched on politics and the nature of the American establishment today, the CEO said it’s more about family now.
Dungey explained it’s focused”much more on family and the everyday trials and tribulations” of the average American family and how everything can come together. Either way, many fans of “Last Man Standing” aren’t buying Dungey’s explanation for why the show was canceled.