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COMMUNISTS CANCEL CONSERVATIVE COMEDY

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COMMUNISTS CANCEL CONSERVATIVE COMEDY

Post by TC Shuts Up » Sat May 13, 2017 1:49 pm

Despite being the Anything But Conservative (ABC) Nutwork's second highest rated comedy series, second only to "Modern Family", and the nutwork's third highest rated scripted series ("Grey's Anatomy" is the scripted Drama series), The Anything But Conservative Nutwork has cancelled "Last Man Standing". The Left Wing Nutworks, MAKE NO MISTAKE, DO NOT BELIEVE IN FREEDOM OF SPEECH, THE FIRST AMENDMENT, THE SECOND AMENDMENT, or just about any other part of the US Constitution that limits their power, or questions their agenda. And they will do anything in their power to stop shows that do, no matter how mild the criticism or how balanced by other characters that criticism is. I know what these people believe first hand, and have for over 50 years. I just never thought they would ever achieve the level of control that they have, being the nuts they were and are.

The show portrayed a Outdoor Equipment Retailer with three independent, strong willed, but on their way to being successful, daughters, one of whom was in the military. The Communists at the Anything But Conservative Nutwork didn't like that either. They didn't work for the civilian gubmint.

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Re: COMMUNISTS CANCEL CONSERVATIVE COMEDY

Post by NS8401 » Sat May 13, 2017 3:02 pm

TC Shuts Up wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 1:49 pm
Despite being the Anything But Conservative (ABC) Nutwork's second highest rated comedy series, second only to "Modern Family", and the nutwork's third highest rated scripted series ("Grey's Anatomy" is the scripted Drama series), The Anything But Conservative Nutwork has cancelled "Last Man Standing". The Left Wing Nutworks, MAKE NO MISTAKE, DO NOT BELIEVE IN FREEDOM OF SPEECH, THE FIRST AMENDMENT, THE SECOND AMENDMENT, or just about any other part of the US Constitution that limits their power, or questions their agenda. And they will do anything in their power to stop shows that do, no matter how mild the criticism or how balanced by other characters that criticism is. I know what these people believe first hand, and have for over 50 years. I just never thought they would ever achieve the level of control that they have, being the nuts they were and are.

The show portrayed a Outdoor Equipment Retailer with three independent, strong willed, but on their way to being successful, daughters, one of whom was in the military. The Communists at the Anything But Conservative Nutwork didn't like that either. They didn't work for the civilian gubmint.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... tings.html
It's always been a show with mediocre ratings on the 4th rated network and on the bubble to be renewed... it lasted 6 seasons... nothing to really see here...

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Post by audiophile » Sat May 13, 2017 10:29 pm

The only show with Ham Radio segments gets cancelled!

Note: Tim Allen is a Ham. http://www.arrl.org/news/actor-tim-alle ... t-for-real

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Post by NS8401 » Sat May 13, 2017 11:03 pm

audiophile wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 10:29 pm
The only show with Ham Radio segments gets cancelled!

Note: Tim Allen is a Ham. http://www.arrl.org/news/actor-tim-alle ... t-for-real

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Re: COMMUNISTS CANCEL CONSERVATIVE COMEDY

Post by Lester The Nightfly » Sun May 14, 2017 12:03 pm

Try this theory Einstein: The broadcaster didn't feel they were making an acceptable return on investment as they might by airing something else.

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Post by TC Shuts Up » Sun May 14, 2017 12:55 pm

The timing is all too suspicious, when agenda shows like "Modern Family", "The O'Neals", "Blackish", and "Speechless", and even the Alcohol Addiction treatment show "Mom", continue to be renewed, or sometimes, disasters of shows like these are reworked and put back in the schedule.
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Post by NS8401 » Sun May 14, 2017 2:26 pm

TC Shuts Up wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 12:55 pm
The timing is all too suspicious, when agenda shows like "Modern Family", "The O'Neals", "Blackish", and "Speechless", and even the Alcohol Addiction treatment show "Mom", continue to be renewed, or sometimes, disasters of shows like these are reworked and put back in the schedule.
It was also an old show... 6 seasons isn't too shabby in the broadcast world... it always teetered on the brink... the other shows are either a) Newer (Blackish and Speechless) with room for growth or are cash cows (Modern Family)... its day had passed...

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Post by Lester The Nightfly » Sun May 14, 2017 2:58 pm

Also consider per VOX Media -

"If there’s a main culprit I’d point to as the reason for Last Man Standing’s cancellation, it’s either the show’s age or its ownership. ABC isn’t the studio behind Last Man Standing. Instead, it licenses the show from 20th Century Fox, paying a per-episode fee to the studio. Consequently, ABC gets to keep the bulk of the money from advertising.

As a show gets older, the studio typically demands a higher and higher licensing fee from the network — the better to recoup more of its production costs. This happens because anytime a show has run that long, it’s presumed to be a hit and therefore valuable to the network. (Modern Family, which is also produced by Fox, has always run on ABC without apparent major renegotiations of its licensing fee, which suggests ABC is happy to pay a larger one. But that show is also a bigger hit.)

This doesn’t always happen with a show in Last Man Standing’s position, and ABC has, indeed, negotiated its licensing fee down in recent seasons. But according to the Deadline report, it didn’t even attempt to negotiate with Fox this year.

There’s one big reason this might be the case: Since ABC doesn’t own the show, it doesn’t get any of the show’s ancillary revenues — from streaming services and syndication and cable reruns and international broadcasts. Those all go to the studio, Fox. ABC pretty much just collects ad revenue at this point.

Thus, ABC has no incentive to keep making more episodes of the show from a financial perspective, where Fox has H*** incentive to do so. It’s easy to see how that situation could have grown unsustainable."


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[BTW - "Mom" is on CBS, not ABC]

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Post by NS8401 » Sun May 14, 2017 3:28 pm

I'd also point out that he was at that time a dealer and plead guilty to drug trafficking... not a panacea of appropriate conservatives supposedly treasure even if they don't really...

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Re: COMMUNISTS CANCEL CONSERVATIVE COMEDY

Post by Vic Doucette » Sun May 14, 2017 4:07 pm

TC Shuts Up wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 12:55 pm
The timing is all too suspicious, when agenda shows like "Modern Family", "The O'Neals", "Blackish", and "Speechless", and even the Alcohol Addiction treatment show "Mom", continue to be renewed, or sometimes, disasters of shows like these are reworked and put back in the schedule.
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Re: COMMUNISTS CANCEL CONSERVATIVE COMEDY

Post by Turkeytop » Sun May 14, 2017 6:34 pm

TC Shuts Up wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 1:49 pm
Despite being the Anything But Conservative (ABC) Nutwork's second highest rated comedy series, second only to "Modern Family", and the nutwork's third highest rated scripted series ("Grey's Anatomy" is the scripted Drama series), The Anything But Conservative Nutwork has cancelled "Last Man Standing". The Left Wing Nutworks, MAKE NO MISTAKE, DO NOT BELIEVE IN FREEDOM OF SPEECH, THE FIRST AMENDMENT, THE SECOND AMENDMENT, or just about any other part of the US Constitution that limits their power, or questions their agenda. And they will do anything in their power to stop shows that do, no matter how mild the criticism or how balanced by other characters that criticism is. I know what these people believe first hand, and have for over 50 years. I just never thought they would ever achieve the level of control that they have, being the nuts they were and are.

The show portrayed a Outdoor Equipment Retailer with three independent, strong willed, but on their way to being successful, daughters, one of whom was in the military. The Communists at the Anything But Conservative Nutwork didn't like that either. They didn't work for the civilian gubmint.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... tings.html


So, when the Almighty Buck Capitalism network (ABC) cancels a program that isn't making them enough money, do you think they really care what you say about them Here? Deal with them in the only way capitalists understand. Boycott their network.

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Re: COMMUNISTS CANCEL CONSERVATIVE COMEDY

Post by screen glare » Mon May 15, 2017 1:05 pm

Follow the money.

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Post by Turkeytop » Mon May 15, 2017 1:37 pm

So, what, exactly, is conservative comedy? Doesn't humour transcend ideologies? I'll bet that even Pres Trump has a good laugh when the late night TV shows poke fun at him.

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Post by Vic Doucette » Tue May 16, 2017 5:49 am

So, what, exactly, is the agenda for "Speechless"? Do you have a problem with a family that has a child in a wheelchair being presented, warts and all, in a sitcom?

Perhaps you prefer your characters with disabilities to fit one of the two typical stereotypes they usually do:

1. The saintly cripple, aka "Tiny Tim."

2. The Inspiration Porn Pin-up -- as in little Joey, who can't speak, can't move without a wheelchair and needs 24-hour care for even the most basic needs, yet teaches you more about life than anyone you've ever known through his noble struggles.

Bullshit.

The characters in "Speechless" seem like real people with real flaws. They can all be jerks, even JJ in his wheelchair. I love the portrayal of him. He's allowed to be a character that's three-dimensional. They all are. That's what makes the show resonate with me and with so many other people with disabilities.
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Post by tvradiojunkie » Wed May 17, 2017 1:56 am

If the cancellation of Last Man Standing was political, then explain why The Middle was renewed. Patricia Heaton is just as conservative.

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Re: COMMUNISTS CANCEL CONSERVATIVE COMEDY

Post by Plate Cap » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:56 am

Being a big fan of Last Man Standing, this is hard to say, but the show was just beginning to run its course. Although Tim Allen is continually entertaining, his 'schtick' is quick in, quick out, one or two liners. You can carry that on forever. His character didn't have to do a lot of development. I see the others as part of the problem:

* The wife is moving through the entire spectrum of feelings, jobs, missions, and the like (conveniently empowered to do so by husband's hefty income), exploring all her "options", etc. A bit much...what's next, a Greenpeace crew position? She was getting a little tiresome. The constant references to her being knock-down beautiful were eternally puzzling to me.....basically you average older soccer mom you see at Kroger.

* Eldest daughter (first one in season 1 was better) moving from ultra liberal to understanding making money, being responsible for a business with employees, dealing with motherhood, softening somewhat to conservatism (which happens when you actually begin to amass wealth you've worked for). Aside from an ever-expanding girth, not much new ground to cover

* Ditto her boyfriend.....ultra leftist learns how to accept fatherhood, work and support his family, and see the world from something other than idealism. Some room for growth, but not much

* The son: still cute and talented, but as Home Improvement and 2.5 men taught us, cute child stars become gawky, awkward, pimply teenage boys. Nearing the time to pull his plug

* Ed, the boss: we've pretty much heard it all from him. I like his sardonic wit, but growth? Not so much. Show ending spares us his death and reactions.

* Middle daughter: Ditz turned ditz businesswoman.....again, a liberal transitioning to actually pulling their weight and seeing all sides of where money goes.

* Her goofy husband: Same thing. Cute, huggable, blah, blah....but how does he grow? Does he suddenly becoming an intellectual or perfect perpetual motion?

* Eve, the youngest: Probably the best candidate for character growth...soft side starting to show, great singer, still the 'favorite' daughter, etc. Collateral damage there due the cancellation.

All told, I'm sorry to see it go, but it was maturing. Big fans don't want to see another M*A*S*H...a 3 year war turned into 11 years with characters greying and getting eyebags. Home Improvement went on too long as well.

I enjoyed the ham references, the Obama and Hillary knocks, etc. But, it was a show that depicted people working pretty hard, pulling their weight, and engaging in positive personal growth. It was as such foreign to a large contingent of US viewers. Rosanne 'works' because low-lives can look down on the characters a little.
Last Man Standing gives those viewers a little bit of a 'gulp' seeing that people in nice houses with classic cars work hard every day for it. Just the very concept of an absent father returning and stepping up to his duties as a father is completely incomprehensible to millions of men in the US.

Shifting to technology: Does anyone think this show had a better-than-average HD quality? I could read many of the QSLs in the background.....the freqs on the radios.....details in the rooms?
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Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:55 pm

My folks enjoy watching Last Man Standing. They'll be disappointed.

I never knew that FOX produces this show as well as Modern Family (I watch neither series).

I wonder if FOX will consider resurrecting Last Man Standing on its own network? Or maybe on the FX cable network?

Oh, silly me. I withdraw that first question. I forgot that FOX only airs cooking-oriented reality shows starring Gordon Ramsay these days. (Seriously. Could they possibly pound the Gordon Ramsay shtick any farther into the ground ???)
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