The real reasons Last Man Standing was canceled
As the broadcast networks announced their slate of pickups and cancellations for the upcoming season in 2017, viewers and pundits received a number of surprises — but the biggest came from ABC. Even though the Tim Allen show Last Man Standing ended the year as the network's second highest-rated comedy, execs decided to cancel the Home Improvement star's sitcom after six seasons. On the surface, the decision might seem somewhat confusing. Why would a network pull the plug on one of its most successful shows, let alone so suddenly and without warning? As is often the case with big business decisions, there were a number of factors at play behind the scenes of the show's shocking demise, and some were less obvious than one might think. Wondering what happened to send Allen's fan favorite series off the air? Read on to find out the real reason Last Man Standing was canceled.