Here's Why Tim Allen Thinks His Conservative Show Was Cancelled

Conservative actors and actresses seem to be few and far between, but the reality is that those that don’t toe the Hollywood line have become used to keeping their opinions to themselves. If you turn on any awards show, it’s presented as if all members of the entertainment community are in complete unison of beliefs. Beyond being hard to take, it’s a virtual impossibility. In a country that’s so divided politically as ours is, how is it possible that only one viewpoint is believed by an entire industry?

While it’s no secret that the world of entertainment swings really hard to the left, there simply have to be some conservative viewpoints sprinkled in there as well. Otherwise, we can only assume that all of the water coolers in tinsel town are filled with some awfully powerful kool-aid. In any event, actor Tim Allen is one of the few outspoken conservatives. That may have cost him recently. ABC decided to cancel his highly-rated show ‘Last Man Standing,’ and the reasons remain incredibly unclear.

As the Huffington Post shares, Allen discussed what happened during an appearance on “Norm Macdonald Live,” and he remains unhappy about how the network handled things.

“You couldn’t have handled this worse. Not for me, because I’ll survive, but there’s 190 of us that worked there. They didn’t let ’em know until late June. It was handled very badly,” he explained.
“Second biggest show, [ABC] hadn’t won a Friday night in 15 years. They put us out to pasture on Friday and we won Friday. Big night for us. Big night for them. I would have put ‘Roseanne’ after us. Launch ‘Roseanne,’ launch any show you want. Use us just to launch shows, if nothing else. It’s hard. I have no idea why they did what they did.”

As Allen sees it, the fact that his character on the show is a conservative led the network to make a curious decision.

“Archie Bunker pushed boundaries, but Carroll O’Connor was not that guy at all. [Mike was] a version of that guy. But I said, there’s nothing more dangerous to me, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative,” Allen continued. “He is mitigated on the show by a family of women who had a difference of opinions, but he was a likable guy and a principled guy about work and ethics and all this stuff, I think.”

It’s pretty outrageous if Allen is on the right track here. Network executives claim politics played no part in the decision, but they have never offered up an answer as to why one of its highly-rated shows was axed without notification. Shows come and go all the time, but those that draw eyeballs to the screen are rarely handled in such a haphazard fashion.

The liberal viewpoint has been creeping into programming for some time, and that’s about the only one you’ll see presented to the viewing audience. It’s getting to the point of absurdity. Not only do the Hollywood elite want us to believe that everyone with a Screen Actors Guild card believes the exact same thing, but they now want us to believe that it’s the only viewpoint that viewers want to see.

Source: Daily Mail, HuffPost
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