Tim Allen, star of one of ABC’s hit comedy shows, “Last Man Standing” is not going to be revived even after Roseanne Barr revealed on Monday that her show “Roseanne” would be. Allen is accusing the network of shutting him down because of his conservative views, reports Fox News.
In Allen’s show, his character famously featured conservative values and many speculate that is the reason behind its cancellation. A petition has begun online to let ABC make the reboot that has garnered 200,000 signatures so far.
“The support from all the fans to bring back ‘Last Man Standing’ is truly overwhelming to me and so appreciated,” Allen told Fox News exclusively. “I, along with the talented writers, wonderful crew and terrific actors would definitely entertain the idea of bringing the show back as there is so much gas left in the tank, more to be said, and laughs to be had.”
The 64-year-old actor says that his fans’ recent push to revive “Last Man Stand” has given him hope that the show could make a comeback.
“I know fans would love nothing more than for us to take the cover off, fire up the engine, back this car out of the garage and get it back on the highway, full-throttle,” Allen said. “My sentiment sits in the front seat beside you.”
Allen has been spoken about being a conservative himself and has voiced support for President Trump played Mike Baxter, who is also politically conservative, on the show — which was canceled in May 2017 despite its high ratings.
ABC has vehemently denied that the show was canceled because of political reasons but because of scheduling reasons.
The show is one of the only shows on network TV that is geared more towards blue-collar audiences and was the network’s second most-watched comedy with 8.1 million views, behind only the seemingly untouchable “Modern Family” which scored 8.7 million in the same year.
“Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years,” Allen wrote on Twitter at the time.
The former “Home Improvement” star has been open about his conservative-leaning politics in the past. Allen told Jimmy Kimmel in March that living in Hollywood right now is akin to Nazi Germany.
“You gotta be real careful around here,” Allen noted. “You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody else believes. This is like ’30s Germany.”