Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing TV seriesNetwork: ABC
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: October 11, 2011 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever, Hector Elizondo, and Christoph Sanders.

TV show description:      
This TV series revolves around a guy who’s surrounded by women. Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) is a man’s man who doesn’t understand what’s happened to the world. These days, women run for president, serve in our military, and provide for their family while men sit in tanning beds and get their cuticles shaped. As the marketing director of a sporting goods store called Outdoor Man, Mike dedicates his life to reminding the world what makes men men. With the help of his co-workers Ed and Kyle, Mike uses his Outdoor Man video log to vent his aggression.

Mike’s dedicated wife is Vanessa (Nancy Travis). She’s a caring mother, grandmother, and a geologist who doesn’t let her husband get away with much. After taking a career break to raise her three daughters, Vanessa returned to work and quickly received a promotion. That leaves less time for her family and for taking care of Mike, much to his chagrin.

Kristin Baxter (Alexandra Krosney) is an independent 20-year-old single mother who’s constantly fighting the urge to take a nap. Between chasing around her baby son, Boyd, and working at a diner, she rarely has a moment to herself. Kristin recently moved back in with her family, which has allowed her the luxury of free child care and a few moments of much needed rest.

Mandy Baxter (Molly Ephraim) is Mike and Vanessa’s self-centered 17-year-old daughter. She loves spending her father’s income and also uses her free time to updating her website, Mandyland, and going out for mani-pedis with her boyfriend. She can’t tell you who won the civil war, but she already knows who will win on The Bachelorette this season. Constantly connected, Mandy is always texting, blogging, and vloging.

Eve Baxter (Kaitlyn Dever) is the youngest, toughest, and most athletic Baxter daughter. She isn’t interested in clothes, make-up, or what her hair looks like and would rather play full contact football with the Broncos. Not surprisingly, she’s Mike’s little buddy.

Mike is employed by Ed Alzate (Hector Elizondo), the thick-skinned and opinionated owner of Outdoor Man. An old-school guy, he essentially wrote the book on how to live a man’s life. With his years of experience, Ed coaches Mike on how to handle his problems both at work and at home.

Working under Mike is Kyle, a charming, naive young man who’s desperately in need of a dominant male role model. At the store, he mainly performs mindless and humiliating tasks that no one else will do. His long blond hair and submissive personality may not make him first pick on the football field, but he holds his own at Outdoor Man.

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  1. Edna says

    One of the best sitcoms on TV Reminds me of All in the Family in the 1970s. Better than the silly Modern Family. The Network should do a bit more promo.

    If it gets cancelled, it’s not because the quality but rather not fitting in the liberal narrative of Hollywood.

  2. Cheryl says

    I LOVE Tim Allen…and watched the episode that aired Friday night January 23, 2015. The story line appeared to be very “politically” motivated with an episode downplaying the dangers of vaccines. It was alarming to see that the script tried to minimize the dangers and side effects of vaccines by making comedic jabs at all intelligent and informed people who read the current research,( which the Media and Big Pharma ignore because their profits would be seriously affected,)and I believe this is a very irresponsible thing for a Network show to do! The parents in this episode are shocked that their adult daughter, whom they say is, ” So educated and they can’t understand why she believes the side effects of vaccines are not worth the risk.” Vaccines do not prevent illness. If anything they “give” you a live virus of that illness in most cases, (as well as heavy metals and other toxins that your liver needs to deal with.) If the show presented both sides intelligently AND comedically, it could open a dialog for families and viewers. But it was so obvious that they viewed their daughters beliefs as “quackery,” much like when people made fun of those who believed the earth was ROUND and NOT flat! Take a look at the website, the #1 Health Website. He has a link to the Documentary, “Shots in the Dark” which delves into catastrophic vaccine reactions. Dr. Joseph Mercola is a physician who gives current references and research (not outdated research the government and Pharmaceutical companies cite from the 1920’s ).
    I love Tim Allen and that is why I tuned in. If the writers of this show use this platform to try and minimize the massive increase in autism and other debilitating diseases people encounter after being immunized, then one can only assume they are following “suggestions” for story lines from Network advertising clients! I have a degree in Chemistry and have followed this debate for over 30 years. Most physicians do NOT immunize their own children. Think about that. Please be responsible and don’t make fun of babies, children and older adults, who have died days and weeks after receiving the vaccines which are medically “supposed” to keep them healthy. My father in law died weeks after his FLU vaccine. He was completely healthy prior to the vaccine. Your show could be a platform to encourage all viewers to THINK for themselves and point out that each person should make an informed decision for themselves and their children….but then that couldn’t be funny could it? Well, Archie Bunker took many issues and opened a dialog and made people LAUGH and THINK! So, you can too! I hope to see a more responsible attitude on the show…you “reach”people with humor…and you can change the world with a laugh! It That is how you get people to “tune in” and watch the show!
    Here is the link viewers for the other side of the story:

  3. Irish Linda says

    This last episode was so great. To see the comparison of Tim the tool mans family to his Last man standing family was hilarious. I love this show. It is one of the few that is not sexually motivated left on television. I don’t mind the politics as they are just comedy and show how alike and different families are. Great actors, Great writers, thanks for keeping the show.

  4. says

    Please remove the laugh track from the show. I’m not stupid and know when to laugh and don’t have to be prompted by a laugh track. It is very intrusive and makes me turn off the show, which I like very much, otherwise. PLEASE remove the laugh track.

    Jim McLurd

  5. Ross says

    What happened here? Hasn’t been on forever, and never had a season finale. At least, I don’t think it did!

  6. Royce says

    Brilliant writing and terrific acting – Best ensemble on TV:Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever, Hector Elizondo, and Christoph Sanders. Love them all. Even better than Modern Family which we never miss.

    However, Allen would be very wise to make sure there is always a rebuttabl to his clever anti-Obama, Democrat Liberal comments. Don’t mind that Allen’s personal and TV life political affiliation are the same – no one delivers one-liners better – but he’s got to keep his dialogue balanced. Hope the show goes on forever – Travis, daughters, Elizondo and the wonderful Sanders as are Boyd (steals every scene) his father Ryan and neightors are all great actors/actresses

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