Monthly Archives: October 2017

Politics or Profit?

I see Tim Allen is still whining about his show Last Man Standing being cancelled because of his conservative political beliefs.

I don’t work in the television industry but I know that politics is not the key factor in a show being renewed or cancelled. Networks must be profitable if they are to exist. If a show isn’t profitable, it gets cancelled, no matter what the political affiliation of its star.

I don’t have knowledge of the profit/loss statement for your show, but I bet if it were profitable, it would have been renewed by ABC or picked up by another network, cable station or streaming service.