Ever since “Roseanne” was cancelled by ABC, there has been a big void when it comes to conservative TV shows.
But that won’t be the case for long.
Tim Allen will make his triumphant return to TV on September 28, resuming his role as Mike Baxter, a hard-working, conservative dad and husband, on "Last Man Standing."
While Allen’s character will still be conservative, many wondered if “Last Man Standing” would follow in the footsteps of “Roseanne” and make Mike Baxter a supporter of President Donald Trump.
Fox Television Group CEO and Chairman Gary Newman ended the speculation on Thursday.
“I will say right now the producers’ plans are not to address whether or not he might be a Trump supporter,” Newman told reporters in Beverly Hills.
Have no fear though — Newman also said Mike Baxter clearly is a man “with a conservative viewpoint.”
“I think of the character as a fairly centrist viewpoint. Of course, that could change during the season, but there are no plans at this time,” he added.
While the popular sitcom has never shied away from politics, Newman said the show will remain a “family comedy” without ratcheting up political storylines.
“I think that they’re going to tell the same type of stories that they told during its run on ABC,” he said.
Allen has been getting fans pumped up for the premiere of “Last Man Standing” for months now.
Allen is an outspoken conservative who has spoken out in the past about surviving in Hollywood if you’re not a liberal.
“There is nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative character,” Allen said before “Last Man Standing” was cancelled. "He’s mitigated by a family of women who had a difference of opinions, but the guy was a likable guy.”
Will you be watching when "Last Man Standing" returns to TV in September?