Tim Allen has always been popular. A talented comedian and outspoken Republican, his Comedy show “Last Man Standing” has crushed ratings for six straight years. To the shock and surprise of loyal fans, his show was canceled a few days ago.
Supporters of his show and his politics quickly came to the show’s defense. A Change.Org petition was started asking ABC to keep the show. Shortly after, sources told Nation One News that Fox was negotiating to find a spot for the show. Two days later the show’s leadership broke their silence in an exclusive with Variety confirming that they were indeed looking for a new home.
Fortunately, for fans, the show is owned by 20th Century Fox, a subsidiary of Fox. This means the show can be moved to another network or streaming service.
In the face of growing outrage from Conservative ABC viewers, ABC tried to defend the decision saying it wasn’t about politics. According to the Washington Post, Channing Dungey, the Entertainment Group President said:
“There’s a lot of news, and I think that people are definitely looking to television as a place they want to feel, they want to laugh, they want to cry … the mood of the country has told us that television is a little bit of an escape… …What people want to do now is connect and experience and to feel … that did frame a lot of our development thinking this season.”
So, that is the end of story right? No, Not so fast!
The Mainstream Media did not report what Channing Dungey’s said a few months ago. In December 2016, before the inauguration, Channing Dungey reportedly said she was rethinking programming after the Trump victory.
This was less than six months ago. We reached out to ABC for a comment, so far we have received no response from ABC.
At the conference she said:
“…the channel has not paid enough attention to some of the true realities of what life is like for everyday Americans”
She seemed to imply that Trump would not have won if ABC had better control of what “everyday” Americans think.
After what was said in December do you think the decision to cancel Last Man Standing was political? Tell us what you think, and then help us SHARE the truth.