Tim Allen Comedy 'Last Man Standing' Will Not Be Revived On CMT

Tim Allen Comedy 'Last Man Standing' Will Not Be Revived On CMT

Following ABC's decision to axe the series after six seasons, there were reports that CMT is eyeing a revival on their network.

Last Man Standing stands no more as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that CMT's plans to revive the recently cancelled ABC Tim Allen series have fallen through, making the comedy's return very unlikely at this stage. While CMT would have been a solid home for Last Man Standing, considering the series already airs on the network in syndication, it was always seen as a bit of a long shot for the comedy to actually land there.

If the deal went through, it would be the second time the network saved an ABC show from cancellation following Nashville. The network did not say exactly why they backed out from the project, but CMT is already airing reruns of "Last Man Standing".

The canceled ABC series, which starred Tim Allen, won't be heading to CMT - or NBC for that matter - Fox News has learned. But I canceled "Last Man Standing" for the same business and scheduling reasons that I canceled "The Real O'Neals, ' 'Dr".

Many were quick to blame the show's more conservative politics for its cancellation, but there has been no concrete evidence of that. "Ken, ' 'The Catch" and 'American Crime", she aid. Howard Kurtzman, president of 20th Century Fox Television, told The Hollywood Reporter in May, "If there's a way to bring it back, we will explore those opportunities".

Last Man Standing, produced by 20th Century Fox Television, was created by Jack Burditt.

The source added that the decision ultimately came down to the numbers and the production company and CMT "couldn't come to terms on the financials".