'Man Up!' Pulled From ABC's Schedule, Replaced By 'Last Man Standing' Repeats

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December 8th, 2011

Effective immediately, ABC has pulled ratings laggard Man Up! off its schedule and will run repeats of Last Man Standing in its place until new sitcom Work It joins the schedule on January 3.

No surprise to anyone paying attention. It was flagged as likely to be canceled long ago by our predictions and after the show received no new episodes and wasn't on ABC's mid-season schedule, it was done for.

By my count eight episodes aired, and presumably 13 were ordered. I don't have information on how many ended up being produced, or whether (or when) any remaining episodes may air.

Here are ABC's schedule change press releases:

**PROGRAM CHANGE**

 

VANESSA WANTS MIKE TO PLAY THE BAD COP FOR A CHANGE WHEN IT COMES

TO SAYING “NO” TO THEIR DAUGHTER, ON ABC’S “Last Man Standing

 

 

“Good Cop, Bad Cop” – When Mandy wants to enter a contest to be on a TV modeling show, Mike intends to give her his usual “yes” -- as he does with all of his daughters’ requests -- knowing that Vanessa will tell her “no.” But when Vanessa insists that Mike play the bad cop this time around, he has difficulty following through, on “Last Man Standing,” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 11/8/11)

 

Note: This program replaces the episode of “Man Up!” that had been scheduled.

 

Last Man Standing” stars Tim Allen as Mike, Nancy Travis, as Vanessa, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve, Molly Ephraim as Mandy, Alexandra Krosney as Kristin, Christoph Sanders as Kyle and Hector Elizondo as Ed.

 

Guest starring in “Good Cop, Bad Cop” is Audrey Wasilewski as Kim.

 

“Good Cop, Bad Cop” was written by Eben Russell and directed by John Pasquin.

 

Last Man Standing” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.

 

December 8, 2011

**PROGRAM CHANGE**

A NEIGHBOR’S HOME IS BROKEN INTO AND, MUCH TO MIKE’S CHAGRIN, VANESSA ORGANIZES A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM, ON ABC’S “LAST MAN STANDING”

 

 

“Home Security” – When a neighbor's home gets broken into, Mike thinks his fists and a cabinet full of rifles are enough to keep a home intruder at bay. But Vanessa thinks otherwise and rallies The Neighbors to start a Neighborhood Watch program. While Mike patrols the block, he gets wrapped up in some neighborhood gossip which gets him into hot water, on “Last Man Standing,” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 11/15/11)

 

Note: This program replaces the episode of “Man Up!” that had been scheduled.

 

“Last Man Standing” stars Tim Allen as Mike, Nancy Travis, as Vanessa, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve, Molly Ephraim as Mandy, Alexandra Krosney as Kristin, Christoph Sanders as Kyle and Hector Elizondo as Ed.

 

Guest starring in “Home Security” is Kenneth Choi as Dr. Wong, Ann Hu as Mrs. Wong, John Marshall Jones as Frank, Bob Stephenson as Marvin and Daphnee Duplaix as Misty Cavanaugh.

 

“Home Security” was written by Eben Russell and directed by John Pasquin.

 

“Last Man Standing” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

 
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