After protracted negotiations, ABC has reached a deal with 20th Century Fox Television to renew Last Man Standing for a fourth season and pick up the studio’s comedy pilots Cristela and Fresh Off The Boat to series.
The Tim Allen starrer Last Man Standing had been expected to return as it has been one of the few series that ABC has been able to successfully schedule on Friday nights, with other comedies such as Malibu Country and The Neighbors lasted just one season on the night. The only hold up for a pick up had been a disagreement between ABC and 20th about the licensing fee, with ABC wanting to pay less for season four. After days of negotiations, that issue has been resolved and season four is officially a go.
Penned by Cristela Alonzo and Kevin Hench, Cristela follows the eponymous character who, in her sixth year of law school, is finally on the brink of landing her first big internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate. The comedy is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars Cristela Alonzo, Terri Hoyos, Carlos Ponce and Andrew Leeds. The executive producers are Hench, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and Shawn Levy.
Fresh Off The Boat is a single camera comedy set in the 90s that tells the story hip-hop-loving Eddie, who is growing up in suburban Orlando, raised by an immigrant father who is obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother who often is bewildered by white culture. The comedy hails from Nahnatchka Kahn & 20th Century Fox Television and stars Hudson Yang, Constance Wu, Randall Park, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen. Nahnatchka Kahn and Jake Kasdan serve as executive producers.