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Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing" on the bubble?
Yahoo! TV ^ | 2/28/2013 | Dave Nemetz

Posted on 02/28/2013 11:41:43 AM PST by Dr. Thorne

...But the sad truth is, not many people are staying home to watch sitcoms on Friday nights anymore. Even though they’re led by TV veterans Tim Allen and Reba McEntire, “Standing” and “Malibu” lag behind much cheaper fare like “Undercover Boss” and “Dateline” in the ratings.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: abc; conservative; sitcom; timallen

Tim Allen is one of the few bona fide conservatives who has cracked the liberal monopoly of primetime TV.

If you haven't seen it, "Last Man Standing" is about a family man named Mike Baxter who runs a chain of large outdoor sporting goods stores like Cabela's. He's a staunch conservative who mocks liberals and their laughably obtuse thinking while being a Dad to three daughters - two teens and one in her early 20s who has 5 year old son out of wedlock.

Although quite a bit of the humor is raunchy, Allen skewers the Left on every episode, going so far as to mock Obama by name and laud Ronald Reagan. As you can see from the photo guns figure prominently in this show with hunting rifles displayed in the store and handguns displayed in Mike's home office.

I suggest that FReepers do what we can to keep this show on the air. It's the only overtly conservative prime time show and is also genuinely funny.

1 posted on 02/28/2013 11:41:53 AM PST by Dr. Thorne
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To: Dr. Thorne

Shows are sent to Friday to die by the networks...a known ‘death slot’...


2 posted on 02/28/2013 11:46:52 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

We watch it every week, very good show!


3 posted on 02/28/2013 11:48:14 AM PST by bigtoona
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To: Dr. Thorne

I stopped watching after the second episode of the second season. They changed the actress playing the oldest daughter, and changed the dynamic between daughter and dad. During season one, she was always liberal, but being a single mom taught her the hard way that dad just might be right about a few things.

In season two, daughter automatically assumes dad is wrong on everything and now has her baby daddy around who also is liberal and gangs up on dad.

Most infuriating is how dad acts so establishment republican and ends up modifying his views to “get along”.


4 posted on 02/28/2013 11:48:26 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Friday night is date night and it has traditionally been a death sentence for just about any television show unfortunate enough to be aired on Friday night.

If Allen’s show is good enough, he may lose his slot with his current network, but he could be picked up by another network on another night.

If you want to save his show, petition the network by the thousands not to cancel it. Viewers can have a BIG influence on network executives’ mini-minds!!


5 posted on 02/28/2013 11:49:47 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Dr. Thorne; cripplecreek

:: Tim Allen is one of the few bona fide conservatives ::

^Bona Fide^?

Being of the same age range and same home state of Mr. Allen (as well as having followed his career as an interested Michigander), I would disagree with this statement.

I would need more substantive evidence than just “Hollywood props”. You do know that Mr. Allen has a felony cocaine bust (City of Kalamazoo) on his record, right?

Maybe he is a liberal that got mugged but, I’m exercising my grain-of-salt rights on this one.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 11:54:10 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Sergio
I stopped watching after the second episode of the second season....Most infuriating is how dad acts so establishment republican and ends up modifying his views to “get along”.

I stopped three or four episodes into the first season, when ABC predictably introduced a lesbian couple into the storyline. I checked in for the much-ballyhooed second season opener, and checked out again. That episode depicted Tim trying to convince his own family to vote for Romney, and painted him as an Archie Bunker-ish manic Republican who (as you put it) needs to "get along".

7 posted on 02/28/2013 12:03:21 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: Dr. Thorne

We record every week along with Reba who follows. Interestingly she’s on a list of conservative celebrities but came out saying don’t judge the queers. Probably a necessary move to continue tape in California.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 12:05:21 PM PST by Portcall24
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To: Dr. Thorne

I saw a promo for Malibu — about a divorcee raising her kids ...

Didn’t Reba already do that for several years in the other sitcom?

It is so difficult for Hollow-wood to come up with new concepts and ideas.


9 posted on 02/28/2013 12:07:29 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sergio

I stopped watching for the exact same reason. That new daughter is a disaster. Really sucked all the humor out of the show.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 12:11:39 PM PST by Fellow Traveler
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Hard to say.

Jeff Daniels is a liberal in my book but relatively tame. More of a Michigan moderate. Maybe Allen fits in that category but the fact that I don’t know for sure makes him OK in my book.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 12:12:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dr. Thorne
I liked the first season. The second season started off with a political episode around the Presidential election, and they replaced one of the daughters with a new actress who sucked. Turned me off. Haven't watched it since.
12 posted on 02/28/2013 12:13:33 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Alex Murphy

the gutter of the networks always plays the bait and switch.

they CLAIM a show is conservative but the suits skew the message. Remember how the gutter networks claimed glee was noing to be different but it was just a typical homosexual drama queen show.

there is nothing to save.

it is all for the low information voter of the idocracy.

by the idiots for the idiots.


13 posted on 02/28/2013 12:16:55 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Too bad. I really like Nancy Travis. I like Tim Allen, but she was pretty much the only reason I ever watched it. ;-)


14 posted on 02/28/2013 12:25:38 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: bigtoona

And lately, the dad has given in or is ineffectual to the liberal cause of the moment. It turns into a liberal lecture each week.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 12:28:52 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

He rolled on his dealer to avoid doing the time.


16 posted on 02/28/2013 12:31:33 PM PST by smithandwesson76subgun (full auto fun)
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To: cld51860

Yes, Nancy Travis is another liberal kook, but she looked absolutely fabulous on this show!


17 posted on 02/28/2013 12:39:09 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: smithandwesson76subgun

Allen has said in interviews that he DID time in a Federal pen.


18 posted on 02/28/2013 12:39:54 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dr. Thorne

Two seasons at least two homo promo shows but I don’t watch on a regular basis.

One show normalizing a lezbo couple.

The other about the youngest daughter calling a kid gay at school.

Maybe Tim is a libertarian but not a Conservative.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 12:40:20 PM PST by Reaganez
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To: Reaganez

ABC and NBC don’t seem to come in on my TV.

CBS, only occassionally.


20 posted on 02/28/2013 12:43:48 PM PST by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: Dr. Thorne

The show was much better when the sperm donor baby-daddy was offscreen, and the original grand-son and daughter.

The new daughter is a HORRIBLE actress. Absolutely can not act.

That said, we DVR it because he’s a conservative, and we try to support like minded folks.


21 posted on 02/28/2013 12:50:40 PM PST by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: smithandwesson76subgun

Felony conviction for delivery ain’t nothing to be sneezed at and under Michigan, makes him ineleigible to vote.

Wonder if Cally let him vote anyways...?


22 posted on 02/28/2013 12:59:30 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: CarmichaelPatriot

ABC and NBC don’t seem to come in on my TV.
CBS, only occassionally.

Me too....mostly CBS. ABC we watch Revenge. NBC we watch Guys with Kids. CBS we watch a ton of shows.....way too many to list although NCIS, Blue Bloods, CSI(s), The Good Wife, and others...


23 posted on 02/28/2013 1:08:37 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: bigtoona

I don’t watch every week, but one week we did happen to catch it and it was funny as heck. It was the one where they invited their neighbors over who were black....It was hilarious!!!!


24 posted on 02/28/2013 1:10:14 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: cripplecreek
Speaking of Jeff Daniels, I never knew he was a guitar player, but I heard this tune he did and it's pretty funny:

Jeff Daniels - Dirty Harry Blues

25 posted on 02/28/2013 1:43:21 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Dr. Thorne
Frankly, I like to see ABC,NBC,& CBS go bankrupt & off the air. I can't think of any of their programming that has any redeeming value.

ABC = Always Broadcasting Cr*p

NBC = Nothing But Cr*P

CBS = Cr*p Broadcasting System

26 posted on 02/28/2013 1:48:41 PM PST by Smittie
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To: Sergio

Boom and we have a winner!


27 posted on 02/28/2013 1:59:42 PM PST by chip.litch
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