Tim Allen plans to take the "Roseanne" route when coming back to TV with "Last Man Standing" on Fox this fall by hitting the hot-button political issues.
Speaking with Closer Weekly, the openly conservative Allen said that the show's derailment by ABC did not kill the show's energy. In fact, it only enlivened it, and they still have "much left in the tank."
"We have so much left in our tank. There were a lot of stories we hadn’t gotten to," Allen told the outlet.
One topic the show will hit this year is the gun debate, which has been a major battle in 2018 due to the "March For Our Lives" demonstrations.
Since Allen's character on "Last Man Standing," the Christian patriarch Mike Baxter, works as the marketing executive for a sporting goods store, the actor recognizes the series will have to wade into the gun debate in some way.
"We’re going to have to deal with that somehow," said Allen.
Considering that sporting goods stores like Dicks announced they would stop selling "assault-style" firearms following the Parkland shooting, that the show will eventually address the issue seems inevitable.
Allen has been an outspoken Hollywood conservative for several years now and tackled various issues in "Last Man Standing" before being abruptly canceled by ABC despite having solid ratings.
Given the ratings success of "Rosanne," in part due to the show giving Trump supporters a voice, the rollout of this new and improved "Last Man Standing" should be an exciting event.