ABC: Tim Allen's politics 'had nothing to do' with show's cancellation

ABC says “politics had absolutely nothing to do” with the cancellation of Tim Allen’s sitcom “Last Man Standing.”

“We have actors on our shows who have all sorts of different political views,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said Sunday at the Television Critics’ Association summer press tour in Los Angeles, according to The Wrap.

The network pulled the plug on the comedy series in May following a six-season run.

Allen, who stars as a right-leaning character on the show, tweeted at the time that he was “blindsided” by the move.


Critics had questioned whether the show got the axe because of Allen’s outspoken Republican political views.

Before the cancellation, Allen joked during an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” about attending President Trump’s inauguration. “You gotta be real careful around here,” Allen, 64, told Kimmel in March. “You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody else believes. This is like ‘30s Germany.”

“Tim Allen is a valuable part of the Disney ABC family and has been for a very, very long time,” Dungey on Sunday said of the former “Home Improvement” star. "'Last Man Standing’ was a show that, several years running, kind of came up to the very end in terms of the renewal, which was the same case this year.”

Dungey, while explaining that the network couldn't find a spot for the series on its schedule, reportedly repeated that Allen’s “personal politics had nothing to do with it.”