SALT LAKE CITY — Tim Allen will be in theaters this fall, but it won't be for a Christmas movie.
Allen just joined the cast of “No Safe Spaces,” a new movie “aimed at disrupting the liberal and (politically correct) culture in Hollywood, on college campuses and in comedy," according to the New York Post.
Comedian Adam Carolla and conservative radio host Dennis Prager developed the film “to promote free speech at a time they say the entertainment industry, media and college campuses too often shut down or blackball controversial viewpoints,” according to the New York Post.
“Nothing kills comedy quite like people who are constantly offended,” Carolla told the Post. “It’s impossible to be funny if we’re not allowed to poke fun at each other, and that’s what’s happening with a new generation of people who seem to be offended for a living.”
The cast released a clip to the New York Post of the upcoming film, which shows a roundtable discussion scene with Allen.
The film will highlight how college campuses have shut down speeches from conservative speakers, which are often met with student protests. One example of such speakers would be Ben Shapiro, a conservative commentator who has seen his speeches met with protests. Shapiro spoke at the University of Utah in September.
Allen’s experiences this last year make him a prime candidate for the docudrama. ABC canceled “Last Man Standing” in 2017 after six seasons on the air, despite the show having the second-highest ratings of all comedies on the network, according to the Deseret News. ABC executives said the show was canceled for scheduling reasons.
However, fans contested the show was canceled over ABC’s liberal bias, saying the network didn’t want to have Allen’s conservative character, Mike Baxter, on the network.
Fans have continued to fight for the show. In January, fans called for "Last Man Standing" to be revived after ABC decided to bring back the show “Roseanne." That show's lead actress, Roseanne Barr, who is a supporter of President Donald Trump, said her show’s character will also be a Trump supporter.23 comments on this story
Allen told Fox News he was “overwhelmed” by fans who wanted to bring “Last Man Standing” back.
"The support from all the fans to bring back 'Last Man Standing' is truly overwhelming to me and so appreciated," Allen told Fox News. "I, along with the talented writers, wonderful crew and terrific actors, would definitely entertain the idea of bringing the show back as there is so much gas left in the tank, more to be said, and laughs to be had."
Allen fans will see his conservative views take shape in the new docudrama this fall.