Tim Allen — whose show, “Last Man Standing,” was cancelled by ABC earlier this year — says "there’s nothing more dangerous" than a "likable conservative."

Allen, an outspoken Republican, starred as a right-leaning character on the sitcom, and critics had questioned whether the show got the axe because of Allen’s political views.

“It was handled very badly,” Allen said of the cancellation in a Tuesday interview on the “Norm Macdonald Live” podcast.

“Second biggest show — haven’t won a Friday night in 15 years,” Allen said, referring to the ratings.

“I have no idea why they did what they did,” he told Macdonald.


Allen said he always wanted his character on the show to be like the blue-collar, politically-incorrect protagonist played by Carroll O’Connor on “All in the Family.”

“Archie Bunker pushed boundaries,” Allen, 64, said.

“There’s nothing more dangerous to me, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative,” Allen continued. “That was the most dangerous thing, because he’s mitigated on the show by a family of all women that had different opinions, but the guy was a likable guy and really a principled guy just about work, and ethics, and all this stuff.”

“I think there’s nothing more dangerous, right now, than a likable conservative character,” Allen repeated.

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey maintained in August that “politics had absolutely nothing to do” with “Last Man Standing’s” cancellation.

“We have actors on our shows who have all sorts of different political views,” Dungey said at the time.