I hear Fox seriously considered rescuing the series, which is produced by sibling 20th Century Fox TV. I hear the network tried to fit Last Man Standing on the schedule but couldn’t find a way to do it.
I hear there don’t seem to be any other viable scenarios to keep the sitcom alive elsewhere and, with its writers already scattered and lining up new gigs, a seventh season of Last Man Standing appears highly unlikely.
Last Man Standing, which comes from an outside studio, 20th TV, often had gone down to the wire on renewals, with the studio agreeing multiple times to license fee reductions in tense negotiations, something I hear the studio was open to again. But this time, likely because ABC had decided to end the Friday comedy block that had housed LMS and possibly because the sitcom was still expensive withoutthe backend revenue that comes from ownership, the show’s future was not a subject of negotiations, with the network simply deciding against another season.
As things stand, Last Man Standing remains in the cancellation graveyard, its permanent new home.