As is the case now, whenever a TV series is cancelled, fans want it saved, the actors want it saved and most often the studios making it want it saved. That's when we hear reports of a show looking around for a new home. That is what happened with the canceled Tim Allen comedy Last Man Standing. The series, which ran for seven seasons on ABC, got the axe right around the time of the Upfronts. The new blindsided the Allen, who expected the series to be picked up. Some fans started a petition to boycott ABC, believing that the outspoken Republican actor was being targeted because of his political beliefs. ABC did not bend, rather pointing out that they have cancelled liberal-leaning series as well.
The studio behind the series, 20th Century Fox, sought to find a new home for Last Man Standing went to the most logical place, CMT (Country Music Television). The network already airs the series in syndication and the two parties started talking about reviving the sitcom just last week, but now insiders are saying that a deal is a long shot, and that CMT was merely seeing if it was even plausible. The biggest factor against seems to be the show's cost.
Last Man Standing had Allen playing a married father of three trying to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women. The series also starred Nancy Travis, Hector Elizondo and Christoph Sanders.