Some Popular TV Shows Revived Others Canceled

FOX brings back "Last Man Standing" after ABC canceled show last year; NBC breathes life into "Brooklyn 99" while CBS cancels "Superior Donuts' and "Kevin Can Wait."

May 14, 2018
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I was and am a huge "Last Man Standing" fan and was so upset when ABC pulled the highly rated Friday night sitcom. I just didn't understand why. Then they turn around and bring back "Roseanne" that is not just controversial but also very pro Trump. So it couldn't be because it was a conservative leaning show or was it? 

Well, congratulations to Tim Allen for not giving up and to FOX for knowing a success and bringing it back this fall for a seventh season, The Hollywood Reporter reported.  Allen plays the series’ conservative protagonist, Mike Baxter. Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders, and Jordan Masterson have also signed on for the seventh season. There is no episode count or release date for the new season yet. At the time of its cancelation, “Last Man Standing” was second only to “Modern Family” in viewership, The Hollywood Reporter noted.

Meanwhile, CBS has renewed its procedurals “Elementary” and “Criminal Minds” for a seventh and 14th season respectively. Additional seasons of “Instinct,” “Man with a Plan,” “Life in Pieces” and “Celebrity Big Brother” have also been ordered. See, who watches any version of "Big Brother?" Yet, there it is again. 

However, CBS was not kind to “Scorpion,” “Kevin Can Wait” and “Superior Donuts" as all shows have been cut from the upcoming new year line up. The network announced last month it plans to bring back “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Madam Secretary,” “MacGyver,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.

Then there is "Brookly 99." I'll be honest I am not familiar with this show at all but it definitely has some serious fans as their voice was heard and after FOX tanked it NBC stepped in to save it. So, what is going on? Either Hollywood really has run out of ideas or the suits are finally listening to the audience. 

Here's the problem. Now it's up to the viewers, the fans, to keep their end and actually watch these shows given another chance. 

I know I am so glued to the TV now with "Roseanne" and I am jumping up and down and can hardly wait for "Last Man Standing" return. Good shows are hard to find so its good that finally social media is proving to be used for good instead of bad.  Yaay us! ~grace