Last week, ABC made the controversial decision to cancel Tim Allen’s conservative sitcom Last
Man Standing. The decision came in spite of the fact that the show was dominating the ratings.
Not surprisingly, fans are outraged with the network.
Many suspect the show was cancelled simply because it regularly criticized liberals (not exactly
a popular opinion in the left entertainment industry). The decision is particularly suspicious
because the show was ABC’s second-most-watched comedy this season, with 8.1 million
regular views—ranking just behind Modern Family.
“Looks like ABC is playing politics with your show despite decent ratings,” Gov. Scott Walker
tweeted, mentioning Tim Allen. The comment received hundreds of thousands of retweets.
“I am furious,” Vicki Mealus, another Twitter user, wrote. “My husband and I love the show and
Tim Allen. We will boycott ABC.”
“@ABCStudies @ofctimallen ABC is now Dead to Me and we ALL will boycott you!” Chris Lucas
added. “Cancelled ‘Last Man Standing’ 4 NO REASON BUT POLITICAL.”
What do you think? Did ABC make a big mistake?