Richard Karn and Tim Allen
When ABC decided it was time for Last Man Standing to stage something of a Home Improvement reunion for its January 11 episode, Tim Allen reached out to pal and...
Richard Karn, Tim Allen
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Richard Karn, who played Tim the Tool Man's right-hand man, Al, on Home Improvement, is reuniting with Tim Allen on his ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, TVLine reports.
Karn, 56, will play...
ABC has ordered five additional episodes each of Malibu Country and Last Man Standing, the network announced Wednesday.
The network's Friday night comedy block has...
Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing's Mike Baxter likes to keep to himself. That apparently includes not getting to know his neighbors.
But he may not have a choice on Friday's episode (8/7c, ABC). When his new African American neighbors' car is egged, Vanessa (Nancy Travis) urges Mike (Tim Allen) to tell them that their car wasn't the only one vandalized. As you can see in the exclusive sneak peek below, Mike isn't exactly for the idea (or exactly politically correct!).
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"Vandalism happens to everybody, guys," Mike says. "Why is it if you're black or gay or a midget you think stuff happens to you just because you're black or gay or a midget? Maybe they're just jerks! I dated this black, gay midget in college..."
So what happens when Vanessa goes against Mike's advice? Tune in Friday at 8/7c on ABC to find out. Watch the sneak peek below:
The beat goes on for Nashville, which received a full season order from ABC on Monday.
The freshman country music drama, starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, has averaged...
ABC is probably saying "TGIF." The network was No. 1 Friday night in all six half-hour slots, scoring season highs in total viewers and the adults 18-to-49 demographic.
Kaitlyn Dever, Tim Allen
I'm a sucker for tradition, and there are probably worse ideas than ABC reviving the "TGIF" concept of family-friendly sitcoms on Friday night. Depending on your generation, you may find yourself thinking nostalgically of watching The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family with the babysitter, or growing up with the Full House-Family Matters-Boy Meets World-Perfect Strangers brand of ABC comedy. Hold on to those memories, because unfortunately, there are few shows this season worse or more grating than tonight's Malibu Country (8:31/7:31c), where the beachfront corn grows awfully and annoyingly high.
The networks still aren't lighting up Friday nights. Attempts this fall to reclaim the night with original scripted programming were over before they even began: Fox punted Touch to January; NBC yanked Whitney and Community at the very last minute; and the first cancellation of fall was CBS' Friday drama dud Made in Jersey.
"It all comes back to a lot of changing viewership habits," says Andy Kubitz, ABC Entertainment Group's executive vice president of program planning and scheduling. "People aren't staying around to watch TV on Fridays."
Viewership on the night has grown fragmented...
John Noble, Anna Torv
Question: How? How? How is Nashville not the No. 1 rated new show? I only watched this because of your recommendation and now I am hooked. A show with multi-layered characters who have to make adult decisions that have consequences. The duet that Rayna and Deacon did at the Bluebird was sexy, sad and uncomfortable. Then the next scenes in the parking lot and when she gets home ... wow. — Gary
Matt Roush: Yes, I love the way both episodes ended that ...
Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha
Norman Lear's ears must be burning. Rather than shy away from the most contentious presidential race in recent memory, a handful of TV shows are addressing the November election head-on — all while using Lear's groundbreaking 1970s sitcoms, like All in the Family, as a template for how to incorporate politics....