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For all of the talk and headlines about this renewal, Last Man Standing will be premiering during the dreaded Friday night slot.

"So yeah, we were emboldened by the performance of Roseanne", Walden said.

"Thanks to all you guys for the support".

The "Roseanne" reboot - which, similarly to "Last Man Standing", features a politically conservative lead - exploded onto the television scene with a whopping 15 million viewers tuning in to the show.

Tim Allen is overjoyed about the return of Last Man Standing, which he says will pick up eight months after the final episode before it was canceled.

"We always felt like for whatever, you know, ABC didn't really prioritize 'Last Man Standing, ' and - notwithstanding that it drew 8 and half million viewers every Friday night with very little promotion - we always wondered how it would do if it was given, you know, a better opportunity and prioritized more in terms of the network's marketing agenda".

Now, though, the network developed a multicamera comedy called "The Cool Kids" to fit alongside the show.

"I'm not sure that cancellation really had anything to do with politics", he said. Added cochairman Gary Newman: "Tim's personal politics really aren't a big feature of the show".

"It's a amusing show and audiences responded to it", he explained simply, saying now is the time to bring it back, after a season of dormancy, Fox having added Thursday Night Football to its arsenal. Allen said that it was resuscitated entirely by the willpower of fans. "And a lot of that social sentiment that you see results in online discussions about shows, I think, is part of what drives the success of the show".

"Fans were like, they wouldn't forget about it".

Returning NBC shows, some of which won't appear until midseason, include America's Got Talent, A. P. Bio, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D., Dateline NBC, Ellen's Game of Games, Good Girls, The Good Place, Law & Order: SVU (its 20th season), Midnight, Texas, Superstore, This Is Us, The Voice, The Wall, Will & Grace, and World of Dance.

Walden praised the cast and writing of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" but said that the decision not to renew it for another season came down to scheduling and being unable to put it on Sunday prime time, where it performed best.

"It was based on a variety of factors", said Dana Walden, Chairmen and CEO, Fox Television Group. "I, along with the talented writers, wonderful crew and terrific actors, would definitely entertain the idea of bringing the show back as there is so much gas left in the tank, more to be said, and laughs to be had". Oh, has it only been one year?

Fox's other new fall sitcom is "Rel".


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