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Lana Parrilla, Tim Allen, Elisha Cuthbert
Expect to see more evil queens and disgruntled men on ABC.
The network announced full seasons of Happy Endings and freshman shows Once Upon a Time and Last Man Standing on Thursday. Five additional scripts for the '60s jet-setting period drama Pan Am have also been ordered.
If life is tough for today's men, getting folks to watch that is even tougher.
ABC's tandem of Man Up! and Last Man Standing keeps losing viewers, though the downward spiral has stabilized. The half-hour ABC sitcom about guys grappling with what it's like to be a modern man rustled up 6.41 million people and notched a 1.8 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. Last week it rousted 6.75 million viewers — down about 13 percent from the 7.80 million who tuned in for its debut -- and it sank in the demo to a 1.9 rating from 2.4.
For Man Up!, ratings are down!
Mather Zickel. Teri Polo
Man Up! Ratings meh! Last Man Standing? Nearly 3 million standing ... and walking away.
The debut of the ABC sitcom about three guys (Christopher Moynihan, Mather Zickel and Dan Folger) sussing out what it takes to be a modern man (and whether it includes using pomegranate body wash) grabbed 7.8 million viewers at 8:30/7:30c, posting a 2.4 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds — third in its time slot by both measures. Reviews deemed the show insultingly bad.
At 8/7c, a week after Tim Allen's new sitcom debuted to 12.95 million viewers, the show had 10.20 million tuning back in — a 21 percent drop. It also garnered a 3.0 demo rating, down from 3.5 a week ago.
Nancy Travis, Tim Allen
Despite negative reviews, people were curious to see Tim Allen's new sitcom. Last Man Standing debuted to 12.95 million viewers and nabbed a 3.5 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, overnight Nielsen ratings showed.
ABC sounded happy afterward, noting that the show achieved the network's highest demo rating in the Tuesday at 8/7c time slot in nearly two years.
So apparently Tim Taylor had a secret family. Either that, or nobody thinks we'll realize that Last Man Standing is Home Improvement with daughters instead of sons. And groans, instead of laughs.
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Tim Allen, Nancy Travis
Tim Allen's new ABC sitcom Last Man Standing may present the former Home Improvement star as yet another dopey sitcom husband, but Allen's co-star Nancy Travis says that she gets to be dopey too.
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"They are unlike a traditional sitcom couple, where he's the buffoon and she's the patient wife," Travis tells TVGuide.com. "We toss that ball back and forth. There are episodes where [I'm] just fumbling around and he comes off as the voice of reason. They're both kind of trying to find their way."
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