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Hollywood politics strikes again

Postby flygrl513 » Fri May 12, 2017 3:44 am

Tim Allen "Trump-friendly" show cancelled.... hmm.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/16317/des ... john-nolte
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Re: Hollywood politics strikes again

Postby Bix » Fri May 12, 2017 3:46 pm

http://deadline.com/2017/05/last-man-st ... 202089263/

The Tim Allen-starring multi-camera sitcom often had gone down to the wire on renewals, with ABC and producing studio 20th Century Fox TV wrangling over the series’ license fee. ABC is supposed to cover the cost of the show at this point in its run, and LMS is on the higher end for a multi-camera sitcom because of the marquee salary Allen commands, but 20th TV had agreed to license fee reductions in the past and reportedly were open to another one. This time, there was no negotiating or bargaining, with ABC simply deciding against another season.


Call it "Hollywood politics" all you want but this show got more than a fair shot compared to others that were cancelled before it. It's more like "Hollywood finances." Any sitcom that lasts on primetime over a certain number of years eventually becomes a financial liability. And sitcoms have NEVER gotten respect.

Check out the budgets of a few examples here: http://www.therichest.com/luxury/most-e ... -too-soon/ And it's also an Upfronts issue: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/cancele ... 202422996/

"Last Man Standing" made it for SIX seasons. That show was a success. It was never going to last forever. About 65% of all new television shows are cancelled within their first season: http://screenrant.com/tv-success-rate-canceled-shows/ "New television series on ABC have the highest chance of receiving a second season – with an average 39% chance of renewal. Trailing not far behind, Fox and CBS have 38% and 36%, respectively. "

At least "Last Man Standing" made it to syndication.
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Re: Hollywood politics strikes again

Postby flygrl513 » Sun May 14, 2017 8:48 pm

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/05/14/l ... c-politics

ABC Accused of Playing Politics In Canceling Tim Allen Hit 'Last Man Standing'

ABC's decision to cancel Tim Allen's hit sitcom "Last Man Standing" as it closes its sixth season resulted in the network being accused of playing politics.

Only "Modern Family" beat "Last Man Standing" in the ratings for ABC programming.

Allen, whose previous ABC hit "Home Improvement" ran from 1991-1999, has been vocal in his criticism of Hollywood's leftist culture and said he attended President Trump's inauguration.

According to Heat Street, many viewers believe Allen's refusal to remain silent about politics in heavily Democratic Hollywood led ABC to cancel "Last Man Standing" despite drawing 8.1 million viewers this season.

Allen supported Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) in the presidential primaries, and said being a conservative in Hollywood was akin to being part of the opposition in Nazi Germany.

He also called out Hollywood for "bullying" Trump while criticizing him for being a bully at the same time.

On the show, Allen played Mike Baxter, a conservative father who worked at a Cabela's-type outdoors emporium.

Critics of the decision also pointed out that ABC's parent, the Walt Disney Company, is headed by Bob Iger, who is reportedly mulling a 2020 run against Trump as a Democrat.
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Re: Hollywood politics strikes again

Postby flygrl513 » Sun May 14, 2017 8:50 pm

"A Fair Shot"? I don't think so... The second highest rated show on the network is hardly a financial liability.
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Re: Hollywood politics strikes again

Postby Bix » Thu May 18, 2017 2:42 am

Again, the dispute going on between Paramount and CBS made it a financial issue, not a political one.
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