It looks as though the much beleaguered sitcom, Last Man Standing will take a seat once and for all, with talks between cable network CMT and producers 20th Century Fox Television having broken down. Should CMT have chose to move forward with reviving Last Man Standing, the network may have been forced to explore similar cost-sharing options. Kurtzman added that the axing of "Last Man Standing" easily became the most surprising and disappointing pass for the production company.
CMT will no longer release new episodes of Tim Allen's comedy, "Last Man Standing". But I canceled "Last Man Standing" for the same business and scheduling reasons that I canceled "The Real O'Neals, ' 'Dr".
The source said NBC has "already turned down 4-5 shows they wanted for next year because there's no space".
ABC canceled the sitcom after one of its strongest seasons, during which it ranked as the network's third-most watched show (behind Grey's Anatomy and Modern Family). Tim Allen headlined the show as Mike Baxter, a conservative sporting-goods executive and father of three daughters played by Amanda Fuller, Molly Ephraim and Kaitlyn Dever.
Last year, CMT picked up "Nashville" following ABC canceling the country music drama, but the price tag was reportedly too high to do the same for "Last Man Standing", which ran for six seasons. It is looking more and more likely that Last Man Standing fans should probably make peace with the fact that the show is not coming back. Prior to the show's cancellation, Allen was also requesting for an increase in his pay check. According to the Hollywood Reporter, talks between CMT and production studio 20th Century Fox Television broke down over cost.