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Fox considers resurrecting conservative ‘Last Man Standing’ due to ‘Roseanne’s’ success: report

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Fox is reportedly considering bringing back conservative television show, "Last Man Standing," due in part to the success of "Roseanne," TMZ reported Thursday.

What are the details?

According to the new report, the network is "seriously considering" bringing back the show — which was controversially canceled in May after a six-season run — because of the apparently vast Trump-supporting television viewing audience spotlighted by the recent "Roseanne" revival.

More than 18 million viewers tuned in to watch the reboot of "Roseanne" Tuesday night.

"The irony," TMZ reported, "we're told the success of 'Roseanne' has intrigued Fox because there appears to be a big Trump-supporting audience out there. Fox produced the show when it aired on ABC, and we're told the talk now is to possibly reboot and put it on Fox."

Initial reports alleged that the conservative-leaning show was canceled over lead actor Tim Allen's political conservatism.

Incidentally, the show was canceled just two months after Allen told late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel that an actor had to be "careful" in Hollywood if you were a conservative or Republican, and compared the entertainment industry to Nazi Germany.

"I’m not kidding," Allen told Kimmel. "You gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes."

"This is like '30s Germany," the comedian and actor added. "I don’t know what happened. If you’re not part of the group, 'You know what we believe is right,' I go, 'Well, I might have a problem with that.'"

Other shows that Fox is reportedly considering reviving include "Married With Children," "That '70s Show," and "Malcolm in the Middle," though "Last Man Standing" is reportedly a high priority on the list of possibilities.

Anything else?

On the same day that TMZ reported the news about Fox's interest in resurrecting "Last Man Standing," WGN America announced that the hit show would be a part of its upcoming primetime lineup beginning in April.

A portion of the news release from the network read:

"We're very excited to welcome comedy mega-star Tim Allen and his hit sitcom 'Last Man Standing' to WGN America," said Gavin Harvey, President of WGN America. "Our viewers love a good laugh and we are confident 'Last Man Standing' will contribute to the momentum that has made WGN America one of cable's fastest growing networks."
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