Petition to Save Tim Allen’s Hit ABC Show Passes 385,000 Signatures
ABC today unveiled its 2017-18 schedule. But talk about the liberal network, owned by Disney, is still revolving around the backlash against the controversial cancellation of their hit show Last Man Standing.
Despite consistently high rankings, especially considering the time slot in which it is aired, Tim Allen’s show “Last Man Standing” has been cancelled by the network on which it is aired, ABC.
Last Man Standing stands out in the sea of network television sitcoms. It is a show that appeals to a broad swath of Americans who find very few shows that extol the virtues with which they can identify; namely conservative values.
Last Man Standing was not just selling conservative ideals though, as some of the characters in the show are clearly of the liberal persuasion, yet the characters on the show all manage to get along and take care of one another, despite their politically opposed views. The show is about more than politics though, it is about family. In fact, politics is only a secondary part of the show, but one in which many Americans can readily identify.
Last Man Standing is one of the only shows on broadcast television, and the only sitcom, that is not constantly shoving liberal ideals down the throats of the viewers. Sadly, that is likely the real reason the show has been cancelled.
Tim Allen himself broke his silence tweeting: “Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years.
#lastmanstanding. ‘ A petition on change.org protesting the decision and calling for a boycott of ABC has generated over 385,000 supporters.
Petition author Deputy Matt wrote: “Last Man Standing stands out in the sea of network television sitcoms.
He added: “Last Man Standing is one of the only shows on broadcast television, and the only sitcom, that is not constantly shoving liberal ideals down the throats of the viewers. And sadly, that is likely the real reason the show has been cancelled.”
The petition continued: “The intent of this petition/boycott is to attempt to get ABC to renew the show. With that in mind, I will no longer be watching any ABC shows… If you want to help try to save Last Man Standing, I encourage you to do the same.”
The petition has certainly struck a nerve among viewers of Last Man Standing. It was ABC’s second-most-watched comedy this past season, with 8.1 million viewers, only behind Modern Family.
The protest illustrates that many viewers of the show think that the decision is being made by liberal ABC, owned by Disney, primarily because the series is about an unashamedly conservative character (Mike Baxter) played by a conservative actor. Allen told Jimmy Kimmel in March that living in Hollywood right now was akin to being in Nazi Germany.