Fans were heartbroken when Last Man Standing got canceled by ABC after six seasons in May. And now, they're wondering: Will the show be picked up by another network?
It was reported in mid-June that CMT was considering renewing the show on its channel, however, it was described as a "long shot." Shortly after, Fox News reported that they "aren’t moving forward."
The source told the news outlet that it's because they "couldn’t come to terms on the financials."
Tim on Last Man Standing. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
And CMT isn't the only network turning down Tim Allen's sitcom! Another insider told Fox News that NBC also shut down the opportunity "because they have too many shows."
After the series got the boot from ABC a few months ago, Tim took to Twitter to announce that he was not at all happy with the network's decision. "Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years. #LastManStanding," he wrote on the social media platform. Following his remark, his followers were quick to wonder why the show got canceled.
ABC credited scheduling conflicts as the reason for the cancellation. "A large part of these jobs are managing failure and we’ve made the tough calls and canceled shows that we’d otherwise love to stay on the air," ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said upon the news reveal. "That’s the job. I canceled Last Man Standing for the same business and scheduling reasons that I canceled Dr. Ken, The Real O’Neals, The Catch, and American Crime. And Last Man Standing was a challenging one for me because it was a steady performer in the ratings, but once we made the decision not to continue with comedies on Fridays, that was where we landed."
Here's hoping we get to see Season 7 of Last Man Standing someday, but we wouldn't mind a possible revival of Home Improvement!