“Last Man Standing” has not shied away from political episodes and star Tim Allen says they’re going to have a good time with the 2016 presidential race.
“We’re going to drill Hillary,” says the known Republican actor on a 2015 TCA set visit to his show. “It will be horrible personally if Hillary continued [to lead the polls], but it will be great for the storyline if she continues.”
But it’s not just Democrats who will come under fire from “Last Man standing.” Allen says he doesn’t support Donald Trump either.
“Until I see what’s under that hair, I can’t really support him,” quips Allen. So, who does he support? John Kasich from Ohio.
“I went to see him at an L.A. town meeting, which is usually a very liberal forum. He talked about poor people — the underprivileged and the working poor. It was very un-Republican. He’s a Republican that a Democrat could vote for,” says Allen.
Regardless of who Allen supports for president, he says the show will continue to be political. In fact, he says he wishes the show could be more political, but the network is what stops him.
When ABC president Paul Lee was told as much, Lee says he looks forward to chatting with Allen about that assertion — because he loves “Last Man Standing’s” political aspect.
“It’s a very political show. I mean, if you guys want to talk more about it, I would be thrilled … because it’s really well done,” says Lee. “And Tim’s found an incredibly strong voice. It’s a great cast together. They always enjoy politics. So you can be absolutely sure that Tim is going to be having great fun over the next year.”
“Last Man Standing” returns Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.