Exec spills details about the new season of Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’
Fox Television Group CEO and Chairman, Gary Newman spilling details about the new season of Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing,” told reporters the comedy series returns with All the character of expressing some conservative views.
LOS ANGELES – After they are off air for more than a year, “Last Man Standing” is set to premiere next month, and fans get ready for the comedy series to return with a similar plot lines as the previous seasons, along with star Tim Allen, the character of expressing his conservative views.
“I will say now that the producers of the plans are no address or he might be a Trump supporter,'” Fox Television Group CEO and Chairman, Gary Newman told reporters at the 2018 Television Critics Associations’ Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California. Thursday, adding that Allen’s character, Mike Baxter, “clearly” someone “with a conservative point of view.”
“I think that the character of a quite moderate position,” Newman explains. “Of course, that could change during the season, but there are no plans at this time.”
In a follow-up interview, Newman noticed he does not “anticipate” the series “more political.”
“At its heart, it is a family comedy,” he said. “I think that they are going to tell the same type of stories that she told during its run on ABC.”
When asked if there’s any concern about how much time has passed since the FOX picked up the show from ABC, Newman said he believes that “it is still pretty fresh in peoples’ minds.”
“Tim Allen is a big star,” he continued. “He has a large following. The show is really funny. We know that we are going to have tremendous material to promote it, because that show, joke for joke, I think, as funny as a show on TV.”
“It was really very successful for ABC,” he explained of the series, which aired from 2011 to 2017 on ABC. “It was their second most successful comedy behind ‘Modern Family.’ We think it’s a lot of the legs. We are really looking forward to it on primetime.”
In May, it was announced that the series was picked up by FOX after ABC cancelled the popular show.
Mark your calendar for Sept. 28th! @LastManStanding #LastManStanding pic.twitter.com/JMHMFzXZ0R
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) June 28, 2018
“Happy?” asked Allen in a statement previously sent to Fox News. “Team LMS was in the sixth inning, with a lead of four runs, stands were packed, and for no reason, they call off the game. Let you sit in the dug-out, with a bat and surprised. Now we get the news from Fox that it’s time to go back on that diamond – hell yeah, I’m excited!”
“When I heard the offer to do more episodes of ‘Last Man Standing’,’ I have a fist pump so hard I threw my back,” he admitted. “It is the fans! I could not be more grateful for the fans who wrote petitions and kept the passion and the incredible support for the show.”
Added Allen: “And a fist pump, ouch, for Dana Walden and Gary Newman at Fox not only listen to the fans, but also for making the bold move to ‘Last Man Standing’ back. I am sure that audiences will be curious to see what we look like after all these years. Oh, that has only been a year? Well, it just goes to show you – a lot can happen in a year.”
Along with All the show of the original cast, Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders, and Jordan Masterson, are also set to return to the show, which tells the story of a married father-of-three, who is trying to get his manhood in a world that is often dominated by women.
Last month, All revealed in the series premiere on Twitter.
“Mark your calendar for Sept. 28th! @LastManStanding #LastManStanding,” he captioned a photo of himself holding Travis, who plays his wife on the show.