Four Months Later, Tim Allen Is Still Pissed Off at ABC For Canceling His Dumb Show

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Though his sitcom Last Man Standing was canceled by ABC after six seasons and 130 episodes way back in May, Tim Allen has not stopped letting everyone who’ll listen know that he’s pissed off. Though ABC has claimed that the show was simply too expensive due to a complicated “ownership structure,” Allen remains convinced that it was his personal politics—not his show’s price—that put the final nail in the coffin.

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As reported by THR, Allen had the following to say on a recent episode of Norm Macdonald Live (emphasis mine):

“I always wanted Last Man Standing to be like Archie Bunker. Archie Bunker pushed boundaries, but Carroll O’Connor was not that guy at all. I am a version of that guy. But there is nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative character. He is mitigated on the show by a family of women who had a difference of opinions, but [Mike Baxter] was a likable guy and a principled guy about work and ethics and all this stuff, I think.”

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Oh Tim, you are not a victim, and it’s a little sad that you will never understand that. Where’s Wilson when you need him?

[THR]


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All In The Family, or “Archie Bunker” as Tim Allen calls it (he may be thinking of the spinoff, “Archie Bunker’s Place”) was a cultural force because of Norman Lear and how it held a stark light up to outdated bigoted sentiment in the face of the cultural revolution of the late Sixties and Seventies.

When folk nowadays say they want to explore themes like Archie Bunker, what they mean is “I want to hurl racial epithets on prime time television and get away with it.”