"Last Man Standing" Moving to Fox Network

"Last Man Standing" Moving to Fox Network

Fox is bringing "Last Man Standing" to its fall lineup, a year after ABC dropped the Tim Allen comedy. The network was unable to sell ads on the program at a high enough rate to cover the cost of the license fee paid to Fox's TV studio.

Fox, which is carrying National Football League games on Thursday nights this fall, is saving the second season of Seth MacFarlane's "The Orville" and several other shows for midseason.

New shows for midseason will include the reality competition series "The Titan Games" produced by Dwayne Johnson; "Abby's", a comedy about an eccentric woman who runs a bar in her backyard; "The Village", about the intertwined lives of residents of a Brooklyn apartment building; "The Inbetween", about a woman who communicates with the dead; and "The Enemy Within", an espionage thriller with Jennifer Carpenter and Morris Chestnut.

"And the show never really delves deeply into political viewers".

"I'm not sure I think that [ABC's] cancellation had anything to do with politics", he said.

Newman and Walden also talked up the potential of Fox's other new comedy, "Rel" which will air in the post-"Family Guy" 9:30 p.m. slot on Sunday.

The network is adding five new shows including "The Cool Kids", a comedy about a group of friends in a retirement community. The series is executive produced by "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star Charlie Day.

"I Feel Bad", 9:30 p.m. Thursday: A comedy with Amy Poehler as executive producer "about being perfectly OK with being imperfect". He replaces Clayne Crawford, who was sacked for on-set behavior problems.

Wednesday will pair music-oriented dramas "Empire" at 8 p.m. and "Star" at 9.

Here's a look at the Fox fall schedule, with new shows in CAPS. Following the season, Seth MacFarlane's sci-fi send-up "The Orville" will return for a second season on that night. ABC president Channing Dungey stated that the cancellation came down to business and a desire to shift ABC's Friday night lineup. It's based on the life of Lil Rel Howery, who stars as a Chicago dad who finds out his wife is having an affair, and must rebuild his life as a single father, following a divorce.

For midseason, Fox has ordered "The Passage", a drama about a 10-year-old girl who is a test subject at a secret government facility experimenting with a virus that could be a cure for all disease or doom the human race. The series is based on a series of books by Justin Cronin.

"Gotham", too, will return at midseason, for what will be its final season. Walden noted Last Man Standing delivered about 8 million viewers every week on ABC with the network giving the show minimal promotion (for all its critical acclaim Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it must be noted, was averaging less than 3 million viewers). The sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is moving to NBC, which owns the show. Network executives have not yet made decisions on whether to cancel or renew two rookie comedies, "Ghosted" and "LA to Vegas".

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