ABC’s decision to cancel Tim Allen’s hit sitcom “Last Man Standing” as it closes its sixth season resulted in the network being accused of playing politics.
Only “Modern Family” beat “Last Man Standing” in the ratings for ABC programming.
Allen, whose previous ABC hit “Home Improvement” ran from 1991-1999, has been vocal in his criticism of Hollywood’s leftist culture and said he attended President Trump’s inauguration.
According to Heat Street, many viewers believe Allen’s refusal to remain silent about politics in heavily Democratic Hollywood led ABC to cancel “Last Man Standing” despite drawing 8.1 million viewers this season.
Allen supported Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) in the presidential primaries, and said being a conservative in Hollywood was akin to living in Nazi Germany.
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He also called out Hollywood for “bullying” Trump while criticizing him for being a bully at the same time.
On the show, Allen played Mike Baxter, a conservative father who worked at a Cabela’s-type outdoors emporium.
Critics of the decision also pointed out that ABC’s parent, the Walt Disney Company, is headed by Bob Iger, who is reportedly mulling a 2020 run against Trump as a Democrat.
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