UPDATE, April 4th: After reaching out to Channel 4 last week, a spokesperson has told TVWise that “Last Man Standing is currently taking a break from the schedules but will return” at a later date. Despite rumours to the contrary, I’m told the ratings performance of the show was not a factor in the decision to pull it from the schedule.
PREVIOUS, March 31st: Last Man Standing‘s return to UK television seems to be rather short-lived.
E4 has pulled the Tim Allen comedy series from its daily 4pm berth on their schedule after airing the first season and the first two episodes of the show’s second season in said time-slot. TVWise understands that E4 pulled the half-hour comedy from their schedule yesterday in a “last minute” change and that for the past two days it has been replaced by repeat episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
It is not immediately clear why Last Man Standing was pulled from E4’s schedule only two weeks after they set the launch date for the show’s second season and a month after they picked it up from international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. TVWise has reached out to representatives of Channel 4 for clarification and will update when we hear back.