Tim Allen apparently isn’t going away soon, or quietly. The former ABC star of “Home Improvement” and more recently “Last Man Standing” is doing just fine on his new network, Fox.
Allen’s show was cancelled by ABC for officially various reasons, but most associated with the show see it as a slam on his conservative viewpoints, which were a hit with the viewers. So, instead of falling by the wayside and finding a beer to cry into, Allen shopped the series around and Fox took up the challenge. It airs on Friday night.
This past Friday was the second episode at the new home, and Allen and Company seem to be doing pretty well. They opened the season with a 1.8 rating, and had a 1.3 this past week. Yes, that’s a slip, but the 6 million plus viewers (18-49) are more than any of the shows ABC was offering that night. They may be a little upset over at ABC that they let this one go.
This has been a trend in recent years on television, and frankly it’s a trend that has been very subtle, and very suspicious. It’s a trend that when a political side is shown, it tends to veer to the left, mocking the right. Shows like The Good Wife were terrible at hiding their bias, and it showed. Now The Good Fight can only be seen on CBS All Access, because frankly, it’s not good enough to be on the Big Boy Network.
With the hit of this past summer’s Roseanne (which was yanked after Roseanne Barr made an angry tweet against former Obama hanger on, Valerie Jarrett), and now Last Man Standing, the conservatives in Hollywood (and granted, there aren’t a lot of them) are seeing some sort of backlash they can’t fathom. One would think that as liberal as Hollywood is, they’d understand that there is a vast majority of people in this country that are actually moderate to moderate/conservative. Liberal leftists are a far distant fifth in the mix.
So, what’s happening up the road? Well, the fact of the matter is, when something sells in Hollywood and the public appears to buy it, there are all sorts of copycats. Look at what happened when Survivor made a splash some 37 seasons ago. It started the reality craze that is only now starting to die out. Look at the “re-boots” of shows that were popular several years ago, and are now making a comeback. Shows like Hawaii Five-O, which started it all, followed by MacGyver last season, and Roseanne, Will & Grace, and Murphy Brown this season, the last three with most of the same cast members. If conservative thinking prevails in the ratings, it’s only a matter of time before you start to see more and more conservative shows on TV. Oh…wait. What am I thinking???
Leftists would NEVER believe or accept that ANYONE watches those types of shows. They’ll ALWAYS find a way to cancel those nasty programs. Sorry…I forgot!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!