Deadline is reporting that ABC has won a heated bidding war for the rights to a new half-hour TV project entitled Man Up for Tim Allen to star in.

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to the series, which was written by Jack Burditt (30 Rock). The story centers on Tim Allen's character, who is constantly fighting for his manhood in a world of women.

Jack Burditt will executive produce the pilot for ABC along with Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy and Becky Clements.

If the series is picked up, it will reunite Tim Allen with ABC where he starred on Home Improvement as Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor for eight seasons. No production schedule for the pilot was released.

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