Last Man Standing season 7

Carla Harmon
August 3, 2018

Speaking during Television Critics Association's press tour in Beverly Hills, California, Thursday, Allen was asked whether he believed ABC did the right thing in firing Barr over her controversial May tweet. It's the fans! I could not be more grateful for the fans who wrote petitions and kept up the passion and incredible support for the show.

"It's a very icy time". Also, remember that you can like CarterMatt on Facebook for some other information when it comes to all things Last Man Standing. "He may in fact be - I don't know him - but what's interesting to me is that I personally like pissing people off, getting the conversation going".

"I go way back with Rosie and that's not the Rosie I know", Allen said. "I don't really believe it was a political decision", Allen said.


Mike Baxter, the successful businessman Tim Allen plays on Last Man Standing, is a conservative republican but may not necessarily be a Trump supporter. "I've worked for ABC for years ..."

"I visualize to the audience and I tell them ahead of time, I'm going to be saying these and I know they're offensive to you - let's decide why they're offensive and who's making that decision", he said. He then added that, even though he has this perspective now, he still "thought it was done very poorly".

'I think the guy is kind of a centrist, ' Allen told the audience.


Allen continued, "I don't know that it's going to be that, I think he's going to be more of a centrist".

Meanwhile, the Last Man Standing crew addressed comparisons drawn by fans and foes alike between their show and Roseanne. But the revived "Roseanne" was an "issue-of-the-week" comedy, and "we don't do issues of the week".

If the show's approach holds, "Last Man Standing's" handling of Baxter's politics would be less forward-facing than that of the writers of "Roseanne", another program that aired on ABC until it was canceled in a cloud of controversy. "We consider ourselves a family show with a traditional character at the center of it, which is only unusual in today's environment". Barr has both apologized for and denied knowing it would be seen as bigoted. "We just think it's a really amusing show" with general appeal.


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