DAILYKENN.com -- Tim Allen's popular sitcom, LAST MAN STANDING, may get a reboot. Fox is considering picking up the show that was cancelled by ABC.
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Fox, whose studio counterpart owns the series (for now), is in early talks to bring the show back for a seventh season a year after ABC's surprising cancellation.
ABC's loss is Fox's gain.
A year after Disney-owned ABC canceled Tim Allen comedy Last Man Standing, Fox is in early talks to revive the multicamera comedy for a seventh season. Allen, sources say, has signed on and has been — with producers 20th Century Fox Television — the driving force of the revival. Discussions are also under way with producers and stars from the former ABC comedy to return. Insiders stress the talks are on the early side and could break down ahead of the network's May 14 upfront presentation to Madison Avenue ad buyers. Fox and 20th Century Fox Television declined comment.
Fox's move to revive Last Man Standing comes after Allen and the network's studio counterpart 20th TV attempted to find the series a new home after ABC's shocking cancellation last year. Viacom-owned niche country music-themed cable network CMT was in talks to bring the show back for a seventh season for either a short-order or multiple-season/20-episode revival. But those negotiations ultimately broke down given the sizable price tag that came with the multicamera comedy. (CMT airs reruns of the show in syndication.)
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter after last year's upfronts, 20th Television's Howard Kurtzman singled out Last Man Standing as the most disappointing and surprising pass. "If there's a way to bring it back, we will explore those opportunities," he said.
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