Tim Allen on ABC canceling his show: "There’s nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative." pic.twitter.com/gYOJx672Yy
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“It’s hard,” Allen says during a sit-down on Norm Macdonald Live. “I have no idea why [ABC] did what they did.” But that doesn’t stop him from suggesting that the decision came down to his conservative politics.
“I always wanted Last Man Standing to be like [All in the Family],” he says. “Archie Bunker pushed boundaries, but Carroll O’Connor was not that guy at all. [Mike Baxter was] a version of that guy. But there’s nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative.”
Averaging 6.4 million weekly viewers with a 1.1 demo rating, Last Man Standing was ABC’s second-most watched comedy (behind Modern Family) but No. 8 in the demo. “[They] hadn’t won a Friday night in 15 years,” he says. “They put us out to pasture on Friday and we won Friday. Big night for us. Big night for them.”