Tim Allen’s rebooted show won’t reveal whether character is a Trump supporter

The reboot of Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” will not reveal whether Allen’s character supports President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants MORE, a Fox executive said Thursday.

“I will say right now the producers’ plans are not to address whether or not he might be a Trump supporter,’” Fox Television Group CEO and Chairman Gary Newman said of Allen’s character, Mike Baxter, on Thursday, according to Fox News.

Showrunner Kevn Abbot added that the character is “clearly” someone “with a conservative viewpoint.”


But Newman said, “I think of the character as a fairly centrist viewpoint,” according to Fox News.

“Of course, that could change during the season, but there are no plans at this time," Newman reportedly said.

Fox picked up the series after ABC canceled the show last year after six seasons.

Thousands signed a petition to resurrect the show last year, with some speculating that it was canceled because it depicted conservative viewpoints.

ABC executives disputed the claims, saying the show was canceled for “business and scheduling reasons.”

The reboot follows another reboot of a show with a conservative main character that turned controversial. That show's lead character was explicitly a Trump supporter, like Roseanne Barr, who starred in the role. ABC canceled "Roseanne" in May after Barr sent a racist tweet.