Last Man Standing: Tim Allen Sitcom Gets Full Season

Last Man Standing full seasonTim Allen recently returned to ABC television in a new sitcom called Last Man Standing. The show was well-received initially and now the network has given the show a full season order.

Last Man Standing follows Mike Baxter (Allen) a sporting goods marketing man who’s surrounded by women at home and can’t quite understand where the good old days went. The sitcom also features Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever, Hector Elizondo, and Christoph Sanders.

The sitcom debuted in mid-October to a 3.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 12.93 million viewers. The episode that followed it grew to a 3.8 in the demo and 13.46 million. It was certainly a good kick off for the show.

Unfortunately, the sitcom started falling in week two and hasn’t stopped dropping since. This Tuesday’s episode registered a 2.7 in the demo with 9.42, a far cry from the premiere night’s numbers. One has to wonder when Last Man Standing will stop dropping. The show is currently the fifth-highest rated scripted series on the network but, unless the numbers turn, it won’t keep that rank for very long.

Despite these serious declines, ABC has rewarded Last Man Standing with a full season order which means there will be at least 22 episodes. ABC has also ordered full seasons of Once Upon a Time and Happy Endings, two shows that are having much better seasons. Apparently the alphabet network is hoping that Tim Allen’s show will follow their example.

What do you think? Are you a fan of Last Man Standing? Are you glad to hear that it’s received a full season? Do you think it will be cancelled or renewed by next spring?

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  1. LAS says

    We LOVE the show and hope they continue to renew it – now that Two and a Half Men has changed, think it is the funniest show out there!! (although “The B in Appartment 23 looks pretty funny too – not for kids though!)

  2. Laura says

    I really like this show. There aren’t many on like it that aren’t trashy in today’s tv world. No, it isn’t Home Improvement but times have changed and a show like Home Improvement which I loved probably wouldn’t do as well today as it did then as you look at the decline and changes in society and television.

  3. Jeremy Rynek says

    Well if you ask me it’s Tim Taylor with girls. I think that alone will get this a few seasons, but I hoped they can give it proper writing though.

  4. Rebecca says

    This show is okay – I like it but it’s not as entertaining as Home Improvement (Allen’s former comedy). I don’t go out of my way to record it (it’s on at the same time as Glee, but I might stop watching Glee after this season or before it’s over). That show that follows it, Man Up, is okay but there’s really only one funny guy in it (Dan Fogler) – so cancel THAT show, and put Fogler in something else – maybe he can be a work buddy of Tim’s in Last Man Standing.

  5. Scuba man says

    Best show ever! To cancel this would be a travesty…. why don’t the IDIOTS at the netorks give shows a longer chance to make it or beak it. This show has “IT” … that TV KARMA that will keep it making money for the network— and that is the bottom line, right?

  6. Grandizer says

    I love Tim Allen.
    I think the show is pretty good.
    I think what might be pulling them down is NOT the lead in, but the followup…
    That show, ManUP? is garbage.

    Hmmm watch a half hour of a good show then switch channels to watch the last half of an hour long show or switch channels and watch the full hour show???
    I think people are doing the latter.

  7. ThatBob says

    I like the cast, but the writers have to step up their game. The Halloween episode was trite, predictable, and played like a recycled script from According To Jim (and that is NOT a good thing.)

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