Today’s media conglomerates seem at least as interested in “resisting” President Donald Trump as they are in actually making money, so it was with great fanfare that ABC announced a new sitcom called “Sanctuary Family”. This is the same network that canceled the highly rated and successful Tim Allen sitcom “Last Man Standing.” People protested when they took it off and Tim Allen himself said it was because the show centered on a conservative guy and his family. There were a lot of anti-Obama and Anti-Hillary jokes in it.
ABC denied it was taken off because of that and said they were going to make Friday nights an all drama night. They also said they had writers and people on the show who had all different kinds of views and all got along fine. They also said all the characters on the show’s contracts were coming up and they would naturally ask for raises which the network couldn’t afford. Tim Allen even went on one of the late-night talk shows saying in Hollywood if you don’t tow the liberal line they boycott you or cancel you.
“A large part of these jobs are managing failure, and we have made the tough calls and canceled shows that we would otherwise love to stay on the air. That’s the job. I canceled Last Man Standing for the same business and scheduling reasons that I canceled Dr. Ken, The Real O’Neals, The Catch and American Crime,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told reporters Tuesday ahead of her upfront presentation to advertisers. “Last Man Standing was a challenging one for me because it was a steady performer in the ratings, but once we made the decision not to continue with comedies on Fridays, that was where we landed.”
From a financial point of view, ABC did not own Last Man Standing and had been reducing licensing fees on many of its aging shows — including Sony’s The Goldbergs, ABC Studios’ Once Upon a Time and 20th TV’s Modern Family — in a bid to reduce costs amid dwindling viewership and ad dollars.
This new show will apparently involve a married couple who invite their illegal immigrant nanny and her family to come live with them. Hijinks and culture clash ensue, but the network promises that everyone will learn the important lesson that “the differences both families have aren’t as significant as their similarities.”
Deadline points out that the sitcom will be only one of many immigrant-focused television shows coming to the airwaves in the next year. Both CBS and The CW have immigrant-based dramas in the pipeline. CBS’s fare is called “Have Mercy,” and it will feature a Hispanic doctor who practices medicine illegally since she cannot, as an illegal immigrant, get a proper medical license. On the CW, we’ll have “Illegal,” which focuses on a teenager coming to terms with his family’s not-quite-legal status. Both shows are being produced by “Jane the Virgin” actor Gina Rodriguez, whose original show also focuses quite a lot on illegal immigration.
This has been the way since the 1980’s. First, it was the homosexuals, now this. It was inevitable. The Left shames society by championing the perverse, portraying it as “edgy” and “fresh”. This began by debasing programs such as “Father Knows Best” and “Leave It To Beaver” as “camp” and “unrealistic”. They may have been unrealistic, but they portrayed life in the American home as warm, loving, wholesome and moral. Something the left can neither relate to nor tolerate. They view it with contempt, something that requires destruction and replacement with their Totalitarian/Socialist/Globalist perspective.
I remember when I was a kid when they started taking westerns like “Bonanza” and “Laredo” and sitcoms like “Green Acres” and “Mayberry RFD” off the air and started with their urban shows like All in the Family, which was nothing but left wing propaganda. They used the show to make Archie Bunker, who was the conservative head of the household look like a poorly educated dolt while making college-educated son in law a left-wing radical. Now here it is 45 years later and actually, the Archie Bunker character was right about the destruction that has happened in this country.
I wonder if the producers of these new shows will use real illegals for them instead of American actors. If so will they pay them cheaper labor like current American employers do when they hire illegals as cheap labor over American workers? Just asking.