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Fox defends axing Brooklyn Nine-Nine and reviving Last Man Standing

Fox defends axing Brooklyn Nine-Nine and reviving Last Man Standing

Walden added that there was always wonder at the network about how "Last Man Standing" would do if it was prioritized in a way that ABC didn't, and "Roseanne" was the final push it needed.

"And a fist pump, ouch, for Dana Walden and Gary Newman at Fox for not only listening to the fans but for making the bold move to bring "Last Man Standing" back". We ordered it throughout five seasons. It was hard for me. "This was not our choice", Walden told reporters Monday morning, while Newman noted that "90 percent of the cast is coming back", and likened the situation to that faced by NYPD Blue after the departure of star David Caruso. I don't know who you call.' But they did. "Needless to say, these last 24 hours have been a bit of an apology tour for me".

"Excited?" asked Allen in a statement sent to Fox News.

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"There's certain things in life you just know have reached their end-including the mayonnaise in the green room", a beaming Allen quipped onstage. All the while, titular star Roseanne Barr's been tweeting inflammatory political opinions, but FOX executives have insisted (during a conference call transcribed by Hollywood Reporter) that they made their Last Man Standing decision based exclusively upon ratings potential, not politics. "We tried to move "Last Man Standing" over previous year when ABC decided not to move forward. It had nothing to do with 'Roseanne" that we were interested in the show in the first place. "Oh, shit, I said 'ass'". Fans rallied, and soon enough, word spread that multiple outlets had stepped in to save the beloved comedy. That rumor proved to be true.

"So I would say we were emboldened, I would say, by the performance of "Roseanne.' And that certainly made us think that this is a really good opportunity, that for broadcast viewers a beloved star in a really amusing multi-cam that has, again, a little bit easier entry point than a serialized comedy was a good idea. So once we made that decision, it just limited the opportunities we had to schedule Brooklyn, and ultimately we decided we just didn't have room for it with Thursday night football going into the fall". The decision to give Brooklyn 99 the ax stemmed from Fox's new Friday night lineup, which the network looks to fill with more new shows. This strategy would work best with a non-serialized show that doesn't have much of a barrier to entry for new viewers.

This is the week that broadcasters traditionally announce their schedules for the coming season to advertisers in NY, and while they hope to draw attention - and advertising dollars - to their shiny new shows, for viewers whose shows won't be back, it can be a sad time.


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