Tim Allen will make his return to both series television and keeping the flame for modern masculinity with the prospective ABC series Man Up, which will find Allen starring in a multi-camera sitcom throwback on the network that first launched Home Improvement—and with it, Allen’s career and that monkey grunting routine your dad did for a while—some 20 years ago. The show will likely star Allen as “a guy whose manhood is under siege in a world of women,” which sounds familiar, right fellas? All these women with their women rules, inhibiting a man’s freedom to watch the sports with our scrotums hanging out, and things of that nature. Anyway, despite its old-fashioned sitcom trappings and a premise that might have been discovered on some recently unearthed stone tablets from a group of Sumeria Lampoon writers or something, it’s got Jack Burditt (30 Rock, Frasier) as the head showrunner, so that’s sort of promising.
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