“Last Man Standing” is still standing.
According to a report first published by Deadline, ABC has renewed the veteran Tim Allen comedy for a fifth season.
Given the Friday comedy’s reliable, if unspectacular, performance, its status was never in jeopardy from a ratings standpoint. Like last year, extra negotiations between ABC and producing studio 20th Century Fox were nonetheless needed to iron out an official renewal deal.
Previously reported from a conditional standpoint, it is now a fact that Matt Berry will replace Tim Doyle as the “Last Man Standing” showrunner.
ABC has not yet issued its 2015-16 schedule, but most expect “LMS” to remain in its Friday timeslot.