June 15 (UPI) -- CMT is in preliminary talks with 20th Century Fox TV to bring back Tim Allen's sitcom Last Man Standing for a seventh season.
ABC said it canceled the show -- despite good ratings -- because it no longer plans to air comedies on Friday nights.
However, cast members have not been approached yet about extending their contracts, which expire in two weeks, Deadline.com reported.
Allen tweeted last month that he was "stunned and blindsided" about the cancellation and fans swiftly began a campaign to keep the show on the air.
CMT revived the nighttime soap Nashville after ABC canceled it last year.