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Conservatives in Hollywood are rare, even fewer find a successful mainstream career outside of Christian-based movies and small cable shows.
Despite having the third-most watched show on ABC, Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing with conservative, blue-collar, and Christian-based humor has been canceled after six successful seasons, reported Deadline.
Last Man Standing was the staple of ABC’s Friday night lineup, averaging more than 8 million viewers per episode in its sixth season, behind only Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family.
Allen is a Republican in real life. He campaigned for Ohio Gov. John Kasich in 2016 and attended President Trump’s inauguration. He isn’t the only actor to suffer from Hollywood’s political prejudice.
Jim Caviezel said he wasn’t able to find any work after filming The Passion of the Christ, actor James Woods stated in 2013 he’d never work in Hollywood again for his conservative politics, and in 2012 Kelsey Grammer claimed his show “Boss” was canceled because he was an outspoken Republican.
The few noteworthy conservative actors who’ve been able to make it despite their politics include legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood, “The Middle” star Patricia Heaton, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Voight, Adam Sandler, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.