Friday, May 13, 2016

ABC Renews 'Last Man Standing' and Orders New Comedy 'Speechless'

Following Thursday's big night of news, ABC has finished making its series decisions today by renewing veteran comedy Last Man Standing for a sixth season and ordering new comedy Speechless to series.

LAST MAN STANDING - The multi-camera comedy continues to do solid numbers for the network on Friday nights. In its fifth season, the series averaged a 1.8 rating in the key Adults 18-49 demographic in Live+7 figures.

The comedy stars Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever, Christoph Sanders, Héctor Elizondo, Flynn Morrison, Jordan Masterson and Jonathan Adams.

Jack Burditt created the series. Executive producers are Allen, Becky Clements, Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy, Richard Baker, Rick Messina and John Pasquin. 20th Century Fox Television and 21 Laps-Adelstein Productions produce.

SPEECHLESS - A family with a special needs child is good at dealing with the challenges it faces - and excellent at creating new ones.

The comedy stars Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Micah Fowler, Mason Cook, Kyla Kenedy and Cedric Yarbrough.

Scott Silveri wrote the pilot, which was directed by Christine Gernon. Silveri executive produces with Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar. 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios produce.