Right on it…
Via Hollywood Reporter:
“You’ve heard the old saying, ‘Dying is easy, comedy is hard,'” said Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman at a cake-cutting ceremony in January celebrating the longevity of his studio’s Tim Allen starrer Last Man Standing. “Well, nothing is harder than broadcast comedy, and our show defied the odds.”
In the 2010-11 TV season, the four networks ordered a total of 42 comedy pilots. Of those, 16 were picked up to series. Now, only three remain on the air. And of those three, only one stars the guy who voiced Buzz Lightyear and made Home Improvement one of the biggest sitcom hits of the ’90s (others in that club include Seinfeld and Roseanne).