As summer nears, Fox is rounding out its decisions on its live-action rosters as it has chosen to renew hit medical drama The Resident and Tim Allen-starring sitcom Last Man Standing for respective fourth and ninth seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The two shows renewals leave only the rookie crime thriller Prodigal Son and multicam sitcom Outmatched on the bubble, with the latter not expected to earn a renewal though the former’s future is dependent upon star Michael Sheen’s schedule, as it was a strong performer in the ratings.
Last Man Standing, created by Jack Burditt, is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, and also stars Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders and Jordan Masterson. The show averaged 8.3 million viewers in Live + 7 ratings for the 2016-2017 season on ABC. It was the network’s second most-watched comedy, after Modern Family. Among the key Adults 18-49 demographic, the series averaged a 1.7/7. The series ranked as the No. 1 new program across all syndication when it debuted off-net during the 2016-2017 season.
The Resident is a powerful medical drama focusing on the final years of a young doctor’s training that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospitals across the country. Starring Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Moran Atias (24: Legacy), Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies) and Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions) with Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY, Providence) and Bruce Greenwood (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Mad Men), the series’ executive producers include Todd Harthan (Rosewood), Amy Holden Jones (Mystic Pizza, Indecent Proposal), Rob Corn (Grey’s Anatomy), Antoine Fuqua (Southpaw, Training Day), David Boorstein (Level 26: Dark Revelations), Oly Obst (The Mick, Ghosted) and Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, The Bone Collector), who also directed the pilot.