Is Last Man Standing being cancelled? The answer to this question depends on a number of factors. First of all, there are a number of business reasons for canceling the show. Unlike many other shows, Last Man Standing has never enjoyed very high viewership. And even if it did, most of the renewal predictions had the show comfortably closing in on its seventh season. But there’s a more sinister reason as well: the conservative lean of showrunner Tim Allen.
In addition to being on Fox, Last Man Standing also airs on ABC. The show aired for nine seasons on that network. While its finale did not deviate from its usual format, it was packed with meta-jokes about switching networks. The show flipped between Fox and ABC several times in the past, and now it’s back on Fox. Whether it’s being canceled or renewed isn’t clear, but it’s certainly worth watching if you’re a fan of the series.
First of all, it’s important to note that Last Man Standing has a history of being canceled on television. The most likely reason is its age, but the other possible reason is the show’s ownership. ABC licenses the show from 20th Century Fox. In return, it pays the company a per-episode fee and then retains most of the advertising revenue. Last Man Standing has historically negotiated its licensing fee down, but that hasn’t happened this year. The network reportedly did not negotiate with Fox to lower the fee.