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What is the “Last Man Standing” Cast Up to Today?

There was a general uproar when the show Last Man Standing was canceled and it had way too much to do with politics and how they were depicted on the show. Unfortunately it meant canceling one of the most popular TV shows to date and one that had actually featured a few of the old cast from Home Improvement as well as other stars as well. The Baxter family and their friends were a unique and somewhat difficult family to get along with since they all had strong, very resolute opinions that made them stand apart from others, sometimes even

What is the “Last Man Standing” Cast Up to Today?
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Last Man Standing Is Officially Returning on Fox

Thanks, Roseanne? A day after Fox slaughtered most of its beloved, if low-rated, live-action comedy slate, the network has officially announced its plans to revive Tim Allen's multi-cam sitcom Last Man Standing a year after ABC sent it to the discard pile after six seasons, clearly hungry for a politically right-leaning revival of their own. For those who've forgotten—or tend to steer clear of Allen's hokey brand of machismo—Last Man Standing stars the Home Improvement alum as Mike Baxter, a married father of three girls who tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women. Yes, really. That's what it's about. So, get ready for a bunch of jokes about how #MeToo...
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Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ Revived by Fox One Year After ABC Cancellation

Just a year after being canceled by ABC, “Last Man Standing” has officially been revived at Fox.

The network announced on Friday that the Tim Allen comedy would return as part of its fall line-up for the 2018-19 season, with cast members Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders and Jordan Masterson also set to return.

The decision comes after ABC caused an uproar with the show’s fans by announcing that it had been canceled despite its steady ratings (it averaged about 8.3 million weekly viewers on Friday nights when factoring in seven days of delayed viewing).

Also Read: Tim Allen Eyes 'Last Man Standing' Revival at Fox

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey was forced to issue a denial after Allen, outspoken in his disappointment about the cancellation, suggested that his conservative politics may have been a factor.

The network’s decision largely came down to the fact that “Last Man Standing” was produced at an outside studio, 20th Century Fox, making the bar for renewal much higher. Its new home at Fox aligns the show’s network and studio, an increasingly common trend in broadcast where a vertically integrated ownership structure has become key to a show’s financial viability.

Cmt also briefly flirted with saving the show last year, a deal which ultimately did not go through.

Also Read: Tim Allen's Politics Had 'Absolutely Nothing' to Do With 'Last Man Standing' Cancellation, ABC Says

“Excited?” Allen said in a statement on Friday. “Team Lms was in the sixth inning, ahead by four runs, stands were packed and then for no reason, they call off the game. It leaves you sitting in the dugout, holding a bat and puzzled. Now we get the news from Fox that it’s time to get back out on that diamond – hell yes, I’m excited!

“When I heard the offer to create more episodes of ‘Last Man Standing,’ I did a fist pump so hard I threw my back out. It’s the fans! I could not be more grateful for the fans who wrote petitions and kept up the passion and incredible support for the show,” he continued. “And a fist pump, ouch, for Dana Walden and Gary Newman at Fox for not only listening to the fans, but for making the bold move to bring ‘Last Man Standing’ back. I’m sure audiences will be curious to see what we look like after all these years. Oh, has it only been one year? Well, just goes to show you – a lot can happen in a year.”

“‘Last Man Standing’ ended too soon and the outcry from the fans has been deafening,” said Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. “We’ve wanted to put the show back together since its final taping a year ago, and Tim never gave up hope either. Thanks to its millions of devoted viewers and the irrepressible Tim Allen, we haven’t seen the last of ‘Last Man Standing.'”

Allen may owe a debt to Roseanne Barr. Both are ’90s sitcom vets (her with “Roseanne” and him with “Home Improvement”) who are also among the relatively few open conservatives in Hollywood. The recent success of the “Roseanne” revival has proved that there is a huge market for sitcoms about blue-collar families, especially those with familiar stars. “Last Man Standing” fits the bill.

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Zachery Ty Bryan Donates $25k to 'Apu' Contest, Shouts Out Trump and Kanye

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The actor who played Tim Allen's eldest on "Home Improvement" wants to end the stereotype associated with "The Simpsons" character Apu, and he's donating a lot of money to make it happen. Zachery Ty Bryan gave $25k to the Apu Screenwriting Contest, which is being spearheaded by producer Adi Shankar. Shankar's contest is crowdsourcing short scripts for Apu that do Not involve Indian stereotypes. The contest got a big up from Kanye West, who
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Tim Allen Fuels Speculation That a 'Last Man Standing' Reboot Is Coming to Fox

Fans were heartbroken when Last Man Standing got canceled by ABC after six seasons in May 2017 but now, star Tim Allen has fueled more speculation that the show may be getting a reboot. "They heard all your voices people!! Lms just might be a reality. Keep it up. Who wants more #LastManStanding?" the 64-year-old wrote on Twitter on Thursday, May 3. The Hollywood Reporter also just revealed that Fox is already in early talks to revive the former ABC series for a seventh season. Sources told the outlet that Tim has signed on to reprise his role as lead character Mike Baxter on the reboot. This latest update comes after other popular networks said no to bringing Last Man Standing back to TV earlier this year. It was reported in mid-June that Cmt was considering renewing the show on its channel, however, it was described as a "long shot." Shortly after,
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Tim Allen Eyes ‘Last Man Standing’ Revival at Fox

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Tim Allen Eyes ‘Last Man Standing’ Revival at Fox
Tim Allen’s sitcom “Last Man Standing” may be returning for a seventh season: Fox is considering whether to revive the former ABC comedy, insiders told TheWrap.

Allen said the show could return on his Twitter account Thursday, writing: “They heard all your voices people!! Lms just might be a reality. Keep it up. Who wants more #LastManStanding ?”

The show’s studio, 20th Century Fox TV, has been speaking with the cast and creative team, and Allen is said to have signed on for the potential revival. Both the studio and network had no comment.

Also Read: Roseanne Barr Q Score: Here's How Much America Likes (or Doesn't Like) Sitcom Star (Exclusive)

If the revival happens, Allen may owe a debt to Roseanne Barr. Both are ’90s sitcom vets (her with “Roseanne” and him with “Home Improvement”) who are also among the relatively few open conservatives in Hollywood. The recent success of the “Roseanne” revival has proved that there is a huge market for sitcoms about blue-collar families, especially those with familiar stars. “Last Man Standing” fits the bill.

When ABC canceled “Last Man Standing” last year, it was the network’s second-highest-rated comedy behind “Modern Family.” The show starred Allen as Mike Baxter, a father of three and owner of a sporting goods store. Conservatives used the cancellation as a rallying cry, with Allen himself expressing his disappointment numerous times, arguing that his political leanings were a factor in ABC’s decision.

Also Read: Tim Allen's Politics Had 'Absolutely Nothing' to Do With 'Last Man Standing' Cancellation, ABC Says

Despite the support, insiders caution that the revival is not yet guaranteed, with many deals yet still to close. But it at least appears possible that “Last Man Standing” will return for a seventh season. One interesting wrinkle to all of this is ABC-parent Disney’s proposed acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets, which include 20th Century Fox TV.

They heard all your voices people!! Lms just might be a reality. Keep it up. Who wants more #LastManStanding ?

— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) May 3, 2018

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TV News Roundup: Hulu Sets Premiere Date for J.J. Abrams’, Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’

In today’s roundup, Hulu and HBO announced the premiere dates for “Castle Rock” and “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind.”

Acquisitions

Up TV has licensed cable rights from Disney/ABC to all eight seasons of the family sitcom “Home Improvement.” The series, starring Tim Allen, will air on Up Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Et and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Et, effective May 14.

Behind The Scenes

Viceland has begun production on the new series “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold,” a documentary show that aims to explore more potentially-implicating
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Richard Karn Reveals the 'Home Improvement' Cast Would Be "On Board" for a Reboot! (Exclusive)

With the Roseanne reboot blooming, another '90s family sitcom, Home Improvement, may be the next revival, Closer Weekly has learned. "I just talked to [Tim Allen about it]," co-star Richard Karn told Closer. The Home Improvement cast. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) "And I think [Pat Richardson] and the kids would be on board," Richard continued. Sounds like it could be Tool Time again soon! For more about Home Improvement, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now — and be sure to sign up for our newsletter for more exclusive news! More from Closer Weekly Tim Allen "Likes" the Idea of Doing a 'Home Improvement' Reboot 19 Years Later! The 'Home Improvement' Cast Has Changed So Much — See Tim Allen and the Rest of the Gang Now! Tim Allen Opens up About Life — "I'm Extremely Grateful for Where I Am Today" (Exclusive)
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The Real ‘Roseanne’ Effect: How It Could Energize Market for TV Comedies

The morning after “Roseanne” made its return to television, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey opened an email containing Nielsen’s metered-market ratings — the day’s first indicator of how the previous night’s primetime broadcast offerings were received. What she saw did not make sense.

“I looked at the numbers and I thought, ‘That can’t be right,’” Dungey told Variety. “I honestly was floored. I thought that it was a typo and how can that be.” She remained in disbelief until shortly after 8 a.m., when the fast-national numbers arrived, bringing what happened into focus. “I was like, this is actually real.
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Tim Allen Says That a Home Improvement Revival Series Has "Been Floated"

It seems like every other hit show from the 80s and 90s is getting a revival series, why not add Home Improvement to the list. Tim Allen seems very much open to the idea of reprising his role of Tim "The Toolman" Taylor in a revival. 

With the revival of Roseanne premiere later this month, Tim Allen was recently asked about the possibility of a Home Improvement revival by Et, and he said:

"I can't say everybody, but it has been floated, and more than I would have expected said, 'Yeah, that would be cool to do it years later,' like Roseanne."

If he would be able to get to gang back together to do it, he'd certainly be interested! The cast of the series included Patricia Richardson, Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Taran Noah Smith, Richard Karn, and Debbe DunningEarl Hindman, who played Wilson is the
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Daily Podcast: Could Black Panther Get A Best Picture Nom? Star Wars, Michael Bay, Home Improvement & More

Daily Podcast: Could Black Panther Get A Best Picture Nom? Star Wars, Michael Bay, Home Improvement & More
On the March 7, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and senior writer Ben Pearson to talk about the latest news, including John Boyega’s Star Wars future, a Home Improvement reboot, Michael Bay’s next films and Christopher Nolan on Black Panther. You can subscribe […]

The post Daily Podcast: Could Black Panther Get A Best Picture Nom? Star Wars, Michael Bay, Home Improvement & More appeared first on /Film.
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The Top Five Mickey Jones Movie Roles of His Career

Mickey Jones was an American actor and musician who was born in Houston, Texas, on June 10, 1941. He began his career in the entertainment industry in 1959, initially working as a drummer for famous acts including Johnny Rivers, Bob Dylan, Trini Lopez, and Kenny Rogers and The First Edition. In 1976, he expanded his career in entertainment to television and film. He was particularly well-known for his roles in television series including ‘Justified’ and ‘Home Improvement’. In his later years, Mickey Jones suffered from illness for a long period, although the cause of this illness was never identified. Sadly,

The Top Five Mickey Jones Movie Roles of His Career
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Mickey Jones, ‘Justified’ and ‘Home Improvement’ Actor, Dies at 76

Mickey Jones, ‘Justified’ and ‘Home Improvement’ Actor, Dies at 76
Mickey Jones, a character actor who appeared in shows including “Justified” and “Home Improvement,” died Wednesday from the “effects of a long illness,” his publicist confirmed to Variety. He was 76.

Jones’ multi-decade career began in 1971 on the TV comedy “Rollin’ on the River.” He appeared in dozens of television shows and movies, notably alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone in 1990’s “Total Recall.” In addition to a recurring role as Rodney “Hot Rod” Dunham on FX’s “Justified,” Jones was also known for his work on “Home Improvement,” where he played Pete Bilker, a friend of Tim Allen’s character, from 1991 to 1999.

His other TV credits include appearances in the “Baywatch” series, “Married With Children,” “Home Improvement,” “Entourage,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” On the film side, Jones also had roles in “Vacation,” “Tin Cup,” “Vice” and horror movie “Penny Dreadful.”

His autobiography “That Would Be Me” was published in 2009. The title is a play
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Mickey Jones, ‘Justified’ and ‘Total Recall’ Actor, Dies at 76

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Mickey Jones, ‘Justified’ and ‘Total Recall’ Actor, Dies at 76
Mickey Jones, the actor whose many credits include “Sling Blade” and “Total Recall,” died Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the actor told TheWrap. He was 76.

“Mickey Jones died at 2:17 a.m. today of the effects of a long illness,” the spokeswoman said. Jones’ numerous appearances also included a run on the long-running FX series “Justified,” as marijuana distributor Rodney ‘Hot Rod’ Dunham, and on “Home Improvement,” as Pete Bilker.

Born in Houston, Jones was also an accomplished drummer, playing with artists including Trini Lopez, Johnny Rivers and Kenny Rogers’ band The New Edition. He...
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'Justified' Actor Mickey Jones Dead at 76

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Actor Mickey Jones -- a regular on "Justified" and "Home Improvement," and a character actor in tons of huge movies -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... Mickey died at 2:17 Am Wednesday following a long illness. We're told the actor had been in and out of the hospital for the last few months. It's unclear what illness he was battling. Mickey's been a hard working actor in Hollywood for over 3 decades.
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Connie Sawyer, Hollywood's Oldest Working Actress, Dies at 105

Connie Sawyer, Hollywood's Oldest Working Actress, Dies at 105
Connie Sawyer, the oldest working member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy, has died. She was 105.

The actress died peacefully at her home in Woodland Hills, California, according to Deadline. She had previously resided at the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s residential community for entertainment industry retirees in Los Angeles.

A rep for Sawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment from People.

The Pueblo, Colorado, native, who was born on November 27, 1912, made audiences laugh since before the television was even invented, first starring in vaudeville shows when she was just a child.

She later landed
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5 Facts About Actress Leslie Bibb, Sam Rockwell's Leading Lady

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5 Facts About Actress Leslie Bibb, Sam Rockwell's Leading Lady
Sam Rockwell just won another award for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri at the SAG Awards, and in his acceptance speech, he thanked his "beloved Leslie Bibb, who puts up with me. I love you, baby." Suffice to say, we are All gushing over here. The adorable pair, who've been together since 2007, met in a hotel lobby in Los Angeles, and he was the first celebrity she dated. But Leslie has quite the illustrious background herself, having been in the spotlight long before she and Sam started dating! RelatedSam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb Share the Secret to Their Decade-Long Relationship She was a model before she became an actress. In 1990, at just 16 years old, she got her big break on The Oprah Winfrey Show by becoming the winner of its first nationwide model search. She initially decided to attend the University of Virginia but, after one semester,
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Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb Have Been Together For Way Longer Than You Knew

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Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb Have Been Together For Way Longer Than You Knew
Sam Rockwell delivered an emotional and moving speech while accepting his best supporting actor Golden Globe award for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, but before he took the stage, he got a sweet smooch from his date and long-term girlfriend, Leslie Bibb, that left him covered in lipstick. But exactly who is Leslie Bibb? She's an accomplished actor in her own right and has been performing for decades! Born in Bismarck, Nd, and raised in Nelson County, Va, the 43-year-old model-turned-actress got her start in 1990 when, at just 16, she won a nationwide model search on The Oprah Winfrey Show. After scoring small parts in films like The Skulls and shows like Home Improvement and Just Shoot Me!, Bibb landed a starring role as preppy Brooke McQueen on the short-lived WB show Popular, which lasted for just two seasons. Popular may not have lasted long, but it introduced
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Hear Sarah Michelle Gellar Reprise Her Cruel Intentions Role for Sly Musical Adaptation

Hear Sarah Michelle Gellar Reprise Her Cruel Intentions Role for Sly Musical Adaptation
Sarah Michelle Gellar is stepping back into the shoes of her cunning Cruel Intentions villain Kathryn Merteuil for one special cause: to tell audience members to turn off their cell phones.

The 40-year-old actress has recorded the pre-show announcement for Off-Broadway’s Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical Experience — the sly send-up of Roger Kumble’s 1999 teen classic that’s now playing at New York City’s (le) Poisson Rouge.

In the announcement, exclusive to listen to on People, Gellar doesn’t waste any time tapping into her character’s biting tongue. “It’s not that difficult, morons,” she tells
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Too Many TV Reboots/Remakes/Re-Vamp’s/Sequel Series Revivals/Prequel Series

I’ve been watching, among other things, the current reboot of ‘Will & Grace‘. One of, many, many, many new TV reboots that are occurring. Alright, I know, I’m not breaking any new ground, Hollywood’s not that original, blah, blah, blah. Still though, this TV reboot caught my attention. For one thing–really? This show you’re rebooting? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love ‘Will & Grace‘ I actually I might argue that it’s one of the more underrated shows of all-time, and had it not been directly up against ‘CSI‘ for so many years, I think it might’ve won more Best Comedy Series Emmys than it actually did. It’s still one of only three series, ‘All in the Family‘ and ‘The Golden Girls‘ being the others, where every original main member of the regular cast won an acting Emmy for said series. I
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