The teaser trailer for the new season of “Last Man Standing” includes a winking nod to the right-leaning sitcom’s controversial cancellation by ABC last year.
The video opens with Tim Allen and Nancy Travis reprising their roles of Mike and Vanessa Baxter. They’re sitting around a campfire as Vanessa repeatedly says she can be a “fox.”
Allen’s Baxter responds, “I know somebody’s gonna be happy you said that three times.”
He then looks directly into the camera.
Watch the teaser below:
The joke clearly is a nod to the show’s revival by Fox; in the sitcom, Allen plays an old-school family man who must navigate an increasingly politically correct world. The decision by ABC to cancel the series raised many red flags among pop culture watchers, as the show was one of the network’s highest-rated sitcoms and had been airing for six seasons.
The show was one of the network’s highest-rated sitcoms and had been airing for six seasons.
Many suspected the network ultimately did not want to be associated with a right-leaning sitcom in the age of Trump.
“Last Man Standing” will premiere its seventh season on its new network on Friday, September 28, at 8 p.m. Eastern time.