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Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing

Photo Credit:  FOX
  • Premiered: 
    October 11, 2011
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Jack Burditt 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Surrounded by women, Mike Baxter fights everyday for his own traditional sense of manhood. As his situations change at home and work, he feels the need to do what must be done to reclaim his manly position in both places. At home, he's the odd man out in a household dominated by his wife Vanessa and their three daughters. After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa returned to the workplace as a geologist working for an oil company, where she was quickly promoted -- much to the dismay of her primarily male co-workers. Now that Vanessa's work load has increased, Mike is pulled into more hands-on parenting than ever before. Even though he means well, he offers his misguided version of fatherly advice to his three daughters: Kristin, a 23-year-old single mom living at home, who is desperately trying to juggle her work load with parenting her son, Boyd; Mandy, an 18-year-old high-school student, who has taken a romantic interest in Kyle, the former boyfriend of her older sister, Kristin; and Eve, a 14-year-old tomboy. At work, Mike's life is also being turned upside down. In Season 1 his long-time boss and friend, Ed, announces that he's grounding Mike from their catalogue's international photo shoots and putting him in charge of the company's webpage. Mike discovers that the Internet might actually provide him just the outlet he needs, a platform that gives him a voice to appeal to those who agree that manliness is under assault, and a pulpit for his opinions about feeling like the last real man in a woman's world. Mike especially feels that pain when his grandson, Boyd, moves out of the Baxter home along with Kristin. Boyd is the real "last man standing," and Mike will persist in trying to save the boy from his liberal-thinking parents. At the end of Season 2, Mandy was accepted to two colleges, but chooses UC Denver over an expensive college in California. Season 3 of LAST MAN STANDING debuted on ABC on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 8pm ET/PT, featuring guest stars Willie Robertson and his uncle, Si Robertson, from DUCK DYNASTY, who portray camo-wearing and regular customers Brody and Uncle Ray. At the beginning of the new season, Mandy struggles with her new college identity -- does she go the sorority route and try to carry over her popular girl status from high school, or does she embrace her newly-blossoming intellect? Meanwhile, Eve is still a tomboy at heart and active in Junior ROTC at her high school, even though boys are beginning to notice her. LAST MAN STANDING returned for its fourth season on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT on ABC with back-to-back new episodes. In the night's first episode, "Here's the Kicker," Mike is ecstatic when Eve is picked to be her high school's first female kicker. But Vanessa feels high school football could be risky for their youngest daughter. Meanwhile, Eve wonders if her boyfriend, Justin, is more envious instead of enthusiastic about her achievement. Then, in "War Games," the second episode, Ryan insists Mike stop exposing his son to action movies and video games when Boyd gets sent home early from a birthday party for starting a game of "war." Meanwhile, Vanessa hopes budding fashion designer, Mandy, can help her look awesome when she meets with her still hot-looking college roommates. LAST MAN STANDING returned for its fifth season on September 25, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on ABC. In the season opener, "The Wolf Returns," Mike has returned from being on a fantastic two-month road trip traveling to far-flung places for Outdoor Man. It's great to be back with his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, but finds a lot has been going on at home as well as on the job since he's been away. To top it all off, a tornado is headed toward the Outdoor Man store and the Baxter home. Season 6 of LAST MAN STANDING premiered on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT on ABC. In the season opener, "Papa Bear," Mike arrives for work at Outdoor Man to discover Kyle feeding stray cats off the warehouse's loading dock and quickly puts a stop to it. Meanwhile, Kristin has been working so hard preparing to host her very first brunch at the Outdoor Man Grill that husband Ryan has been feeling neglected. Later on, while watching the security camera feed, Chuck and Mike notice that Kyle left the loading dock door open, and after a closer look, they spot a surprising intruder -- a giant bear. Mike now has to find a way to get the bear out of Outdoor Man and keep his family safe.
A fan-favorite for six seasons on ABC from 2011-2017, Season 7 of LAST MAN STANDING premiered on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT on FOX. The new season stars Allen as Mike Baxter, a married father of three girls, who tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series also stars Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders, Jordan Masterson, Hector Elizondo, Molly McCook, and Jet Jurgensmeyer.

"Excited?," said Allen. "Team LMS was in the sixth inning, ahead by four runs, stands were packed and then for no reason, they call off the game. It leaves you sitting in the dugout, holding a bat and puzzled. Now we get the news from FOX that it's time to get back out on that diamond -- hell yes, I'm excited! When I heard the offer to create more episodes of LAST MAN STANDING, I did a fist pump so hard I threw my back out. It's the fans! I could not be more grateful for the fans who wrote petitions and kept up the passion and incredible support for the show. And a fist pump, ouch, for Dana Walden and Gary Newman at FOX for not only listening to the fans, but for making the bold move to bring LAST MAN STANDING back. I'm sure audiences will be curious to see what we look like after all these years. Oh, has it only been one year? Well, just goes to show you -- a lot can happen in a year."

"LAST MAN STANDING ended too soon and the outcry from the fans has been deafening," said Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. "We've wanted to put the show back together since its final taping a year ago, and Tim never gave up hope either. Thanks to its millions of devoted viewers and the irrepressible Tim Allen, we haven't seen the last of LAST MAN STANDING."

The season opener, "Welcome Baxter," picks up a year after the sixth season finale, Mike and Vanessa eagerly await Eve's visit home from the Air Force Academy. Meanwhile Ryan's anxiety about current events leads to a shocking announcement. Guest cast: Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter.


Other Titles

  • Previously known as The Last Days of Man

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by 20th Century Fox Television


  • - Denver, Colorado USA