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Last Man Standing is an American sitcom starring Tim Allen and created by Jack Burditt for ABC and distributed by 20th Television.

Premise Edit

The series follows Mike Baxter, a senior executive and director of marketing for an outdoor sporting goods store chain based in Denver, Colorado, whose world is filled with his wife, three daughters, and grandson.

Why It Was Cancelled Edit

According to Jori Arancio, senior vice president of ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios, ABC and its production partner for the show, 20th Century Fox TV, typically negotiate licensing fees prior to each season; however, the network decided to cancel the show without doing so. Also, the contract between 20th Century Fox TV and ABC for the show, in which the former covered the cost of production, had expired after six seasons. Had the series been renewed for a seventh season, ABC would have been required to pick up productions costs, which the network was unwilling to do.

On May 20, 2017, Howard Kurtzman, president of 20th Century Fox Television, reportedly showed interest in his studio continuing to produce the show. Variety also confirmed in an exclusive report that the network would shop the series to other networks and streaming services in hopes it would be picked up for a seventh season; however, another home has not been found.