Recently, the news about the cancellation of the popular TV series' "Last Man Standing" has been making headlines. Several reactions were raised and speculations about the potential cause of the cancellation were rife. Interestingly, viewers have explored the possibility that the decision from the network was politically influenced. Viewers including politicians took their sentiments to Twitter, except the show's main character, Tim Allen.

Allen's reaction

While choosing to remain silent after the news flooded the web over the network's controversial decision about his show, Tim Allen is now breaking his silence. On Twitter, the actor behind the character of Mike Baxter expressed his shock over the network's decision.

He said that he was shocked and blindsided by the network that he considers his home for the past six long years.

Allen portrayed the character of Mike Baxter in "Last Man Standing." He is a working-class white man with a conservative perspective trying to understand the liberal views [VIDEO]. This includes making sense of a woman running for president and how a man would fit in a modern American society.

Petition filed

Meanwhile, several fans have started a Change.org petition to keep the series on the air. According to the petition, the tv series is one of the few sitcoms broadcasted on television that is not regularly pushing liberal ideas to its viewers.

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Unfortunately, it is for the same reason that the network has decided to cancel the series. The TV show earned 8.1 million viewers on its Friday airing night. The

The TV show earned 8.1 million viewers on its Friday airing night. The petition [VIDEO]calls to boycott ABC for their recent decision. Moreover, the petition, requesting that the network would go over this decision, already have 138,000 signatures last Tuesday.

What the network has to say

On Tuesday, President Channing Dungey of ABC Entertainment defended her decision about the show's cancellation as well as uprooting comedy shows from the network's Friday night programming schedule. According to Dungey, the decision was a tough call but is what's needed to do. She added that the decision to cancel the show was for business and scheduling reasons. The executive even cited other TV series who have experienced the same fate including,

She added that the decision to cancel the show was for business and scheduling reasons. The executive even cited other TV series who have experienced the same fate including, "The Real O’Neals," "The Catch" and "American Crime." She further added that the decision challenged her since the "Last Man Standing" has been consistently getting high ratings.