- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 21, 2017

Illegal immigrants have a new home — at ABC.

The network that ignited controversy over the summer by canceling the hit show “Last Man Standing” is likely to make national headlines again with its “Sanctuary Family” announcement on Thursday. Executives gave the green light to a sitcom that revolves around an illegal immigrant nanny who takes up residence with her employer’s family.

“The differences both families have aren’t as significant as their similarities,” the network said in a statement, Fox News reported.

ABC’s announcement comes roughly four months after executives pulled the plug on the conservative-friendly “Last Man Standing” with star Tim Allen. The show averaged 8.1 million viewers per week, and only fellow ABC competitors “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Modern Family” bested the series in ratings.

“Sanctuary Family” also comes against a political backdrop in which President Trump is being pressured to live up to his campaign promises to secure the U.S. Southern border with Mexico and toughen immigration policy.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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