After six seasons, "Last Man Standing" is, well, no longer standing.
When it came to deciding whether to renew the Tim Allen-starring sitcom, ABC decided against it, Deadline reports. Needless to say, dedicated fans who have stuck with the series over the years were not happy and were quick to express their displeasure on Twitter. The news was obviously hard to hear, perhaps all the more so because the show had so often been renewed off the bubble in the past.
Over the course of the 22-episode sixth season, the show drew solid numbers in spite of its Friday night time slot. In fact, "Last Man Standing" hit ratings highs before concluding with its March 31 finale. Alas, that was not enough to save it; ABC and 20th Century Fox TV, the show's producing studio, were reportedly at odds over the license fee, so ABC let it go.
In theory, it seems possible that "Last Man Standing" could get new life somewhere else, but 20th Century Fox TV would have to find a taker first. At least for now, fans are mourning ABC's decision on Twitter.
— Lisa Guse (@lisa_gypse) May 10, 2017
Last Man Standing cancellation not a surprise given depth of ABC's comedy pool. At least it made it to 5.
— Amy C Henderson (@amychenderson) May 10, 2017
#LastManStanding stupid idea ABC, stupid! So angry!
— Lisa Owens (@abugsmom2016) May 10, 2017
Not gonna lie, I'm going to miss Last Man Standing. I can only hope 20th Century Fox shops it or Fox itself picks it up #LastManStanding
— Lee A (@leedfrazer) May 10, 2017
I'm so mad hearing Last Man Standing was cancelled, I loved that show! ???????????????????????? @ofctimallen
— ???? Ella ???? (@CityDove92) May 10, 2017
— Mistress_BookHookah (@BookHookah) May 10, 2017
— cheyanna jaffke (@ProfessorJaffke) May 10, 2017
— Zachary Millstone (@smillstone88) May 10, 2017
— Dashing Dave (@dashblurbs) May 10, 2017
Swapping #LastManStanding for American idol. Ha. Wrong move abc.
— Katherine. (@MrsElite2016) May 10, 2017
Their responses cover literally every stage of grief. We get it: It's hard to say goodbye.