ABC's 'Last Man Standing' - Season Five"Last Man Standing" just can't catch a break.

After talk of CMT possibly saving the former ABC series offered a glimmer of hope last week, Deadline now reports that the network is no longer considering picking up the show. The problem seems to have come down to money, as earlier reports indicated it likely would. Talks never even got out of the preliminary stages. Apparently, the entire cast and crew would have had to agree to smaller paychecks with what the network was looking to spend.

Sadly, the future of the show looks bleaker than ever. There have now been two failed attempts to give fans another season, with Fox previously exploring the idea, only to abandon it shortly thereafter. "Last Man Standing" die-hards should be prepared for the possibility that ABC's decision not to renew the show back in May effectively killed it.

Fans, you have our condolences.

[via: Deadline]