It took some extra negotiating between ABC and 20th Century Fox TV, but I hear a deal has been sealed for a fifth season of Last Man Standing. The TIM ALLEN, JORDAN MASTERSONmulti-camera sitcom starring Tim Allen has done a solid job opening Friday night for ABC. Led by Shark Tank, with contributions from Last Man Standing and 20/20, ABC has become the dominant network on Fridays among adults 18-49. Joining Last Man Standing on the night next season may be ABC’s newly picked up multi-camera comedy Dr. Ken, created by and starring Ken Joeng.

In anticipation of a fifth season renewal of Last Man Standing, 20th TV recently signed a deal with series’ co-executive producer Matt Berry to become executive producer/showrunner for Season 5. He will succeed Tim Doyle, who is moving on after three years at the helm. A fifth season will likely help 20th TV to land an off-network syndication deal for the sitcom.

At ABC, Last Man will