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Fox in Talks to Reboot ‘Last Man Standing’

News of the Sitcom's Return is Expected to Be Front and Center at the Fox Upfront on May 15

One year after sitcom “Last Man Standing” was canceled by ABC (despite still respectable ratings), 20th Century Fox TV is reportedly close to signing a deal for its return for a seventh season on sibling Fox. Tim Allen is confirmed to return, while other cast members and creative members are in conversations to participate. But two of those cast members, Nancy Travis and Hector Elizondo, are committed to other multi-camera comedies. Travis is appearing in upcoming Netflix comedy “The Kominsky Method,” while Elizondo is part of the cast of NBC pilot “Guess Who Died.”

Last year’s unexpected cancellation of “Last Man Standing” sparked immediate interest by Fox and cable network CMT. But nothing came of it and the surprise success of the “Roseanne” reboot on ABC has fueled continued interest in its return.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. This is a very good decision by FOX as Last Man Standing as they’ve been struggling with comedies for over a decade now and they’ll finally be able to build around a comedy now that has gained popularity in the past year.

  2. I would love a Last Man Standing return, but it’s not going to be good unless everybody returns. I can’t imagine the show without Vanessa and Eve and Mandy and Kristin and Boyd and Ryan. We also need Ed, Boyd, Chuck Larrabee, and of course that lovable Kyle. It wouldn’t be worth it without the full cast. I was very disappointed LMS was canceled, but unfortunately it sounds like some of the cast has moved on.