Last Man Standing fans have waited over a year for the return of their favorite show, and the wait will soon be over. Fox announced Thursday that the sitcom's seventh season is premiering on the network on September 28, reports.
The comedy series, starring Tim Allen, has not debuted a new episode since the Season 6 finale aired on March 31, 2017. The show originally aired on ABC, and was .
Allen tweeted that he was "stunned and blindsided" by the cancelation, and many speculated whether the decision was taken due to Allen's politics – specifically a in which he compared being a conservative in Hollywood to Nazi Germany.
"Politics had nothing to do with it," ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungee . "We have actors on our shows who have all sorts of different political views. Tim Allen is a valuable part of the Disney ABC family and has been for a very long time."
In May, Fox announced that it would on its network, and Allen confirmed that he had .
In an interview with , Allen, who also serves as an executive producer on the show, said he will not be holding back in the new season.
"I don’t want to be PC and for all of us in the standup world, all of us are seeing this and feeling this, and it’s a little dangerous and uncomfortable that there is things you can’t say because it might hurt people’s feelings," he said.
Deadline reports that the show's original cast will also return for the reprisal. The show's Fox premiere will air during the 8 p.m. time slot, and will be followed by a new comedy series called The Cool Kids and the Season 18 premiere of Hell's Kitchen.