FOX Broadcasting has given a series order to a revival of the Tim Allen-led comedy “Last Man Standing,” effectively picking up the multi-camera comedy series which aired on ABC from 2011 to 2017.
The series was a solid performer for ABC, averaging a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.4 million viewers per episode in Live+Same Day. Should it match those numbers again it would rank among Fox’s highest-rated shows.
Nancy Travis, Hector Elizondo, Jonathan Adams, Christoph Sanders, Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim, Amanda Fuller, Jordan Masterson and Flynn Morrison also star in the series which was abruptly cancelled last year by ABC leading to a major outcry.
The pickup is tipped to be one of the reasons why FOX cancelled veteran comedies “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Last Man on Earth,” and “The Mick” earlier this week.