Fox Was 'Emboldened' to Revive 'Last Man Standing' After 'Roseanne' Reboot Exploded

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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.

It nearly seemed that the wonderful run of quite possibly the funniest show on television would end without a fight from anyone but the actors and the fans - at least until NBC stepped in and picked the show up.

"Once we made the decision (about Friday) it limited the opportunities we had to schedule "Brooklyn, ' " Walden said". New episodes will premiere in the fall at 8 p.m. ET.

Fox has not yet announced when Last Man Standing will air in the week, but the odds are pretty good that Tim Allen will be happy no matter what. The project stars comedy veterans Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, and Martin Mull.

On Monday, the Fox network held its upfront, unveiling trailers for the new shows that will join the network's schedule during the 2018-19 TV season, including an intriguing new drama featuring former "Saved By the Bell" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar, a senior-citizen sitcom set in a retirement home, a new iteration of the Seth MacFarlane-produced "Cosmos" and the return of Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing", which is being revived by Fox after ABC cancelled the show past year. "We tried to move Last Man Standing over a year ago when ABC decided not to move forward", Walden continued. He replaces Clayne Crawford, who was sacked for on-set behavior problems. But comic book fans will have something to tide them over - the network's X-Men drama The Gifted is returning, but moving to Tuesday nights before Lethal Weapon (with new lead Seann William Scott).

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"Excited?", said Allen in a statement via the network. The network also has several new comedies in the works. Just as "Last Man" is relocating to Fox, NBC quickly scooped up "Brooklyn" after Fox canceled the series produced by NBC's Universal TV sibling. Fox also is looking at possible new iterations of "Prison Break" and "24" but has no current plans for another season of "The X-Files". This year, the network will put the show on Friday, when executives believe it will benefit from promotion on "NFL Thursday Night Football", which moves to Fox this fall.

Wednesday will pair music-oriented dramas "Empire" at 8 p.m. and "Star" at 9. "He and Jerrod produced a really amusing pilot". "It had nothing to do with "Roseanne" that we were interested in the show in the first place".

Walden added that there was always wonder at the network about how "Last Man Standing" would do if it was prioritized in a way that ABC didn't, and "Roseanne" was the final push it needed.

NBC canceled "The Brave", "Great News", "Rise", "Shades of Blue" and "Taken".

Both predictable programming effects were evident in the fall lineup Fox announced Monday, May 14.

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