The cast and crew of the Last Man Standing TV show have two reasons to celebrate. The sitcom will reach its 150th episode tomorrow night and, the series has been renewed for a second season on FOX, the comedy’s eighth season overall.
Last Man Standing stars Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Molly McCook, Christoph Sanders, Jordan Masterson, Hector Elizondo, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Krista Marie Yu, and Jonathan Adams. Kaitlyn Dever will recur. The series revolves around Mike Baxter (Allen), the marketing director of the Outdoor Man sporting goods stores and a “man’s man”. His family doesn’t see eye-to-eye with him so it can sometimes be a little tough for Mike to stand his ground and stay in touch with his inner man.
The seventh season of Last Man Standing on FOX is averaging a 1.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.89 million viewers. Compared to season six on ABC, that’s down by 2% in the demo and down by 8% in viewership.
Here’s the FOX press release about the Last Man Standing renewal:
FOX RENEWS “LAST MAN STANDING,” STARRING TIM ALLEN, FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON
Milestone 150th Episode to Air Tomorrow, Friday, April 19, on FOX
FOX has renewed the hit family comedy LAST MAN STANDING, starring Tim Allen, for the 2019-2020 season, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment for FOX Entertainment. The series’ return marks its second season on FOX, and eighth in total.
“Hard to believe LAST MAN STANDING hits 150 episodes this week and it gets better with another upcoming season at FOX!” said Allen. “Great news for all of us who are creating these stories and working our pants off to make you all laugh. It’s another big high-five to the legions of loyal fans who have faithfully kept us front and center and huge on the radar. Thanks to our family at FOX who continue to make us feel so at home. Man, if we keep this up, they might have to call our show: Last Man Unable to Stand.”
“LAST MAN STANDING roared out of the gate on FOX, and has maintained its ratings dominance ever since,” said Thorn. “Much of that credit goes to the incredibly funny and talented Tim Allen, not to mention Nancy, Hector and the rest of the show’s great cast. We’d like to thank Kevin, Matt and the entire crew, along with our partners at 20th Century Fox Television, for overseeing one of television’s most popular comedies. We’d also like to congratulate them all on reaching 150 episodes – a milestone that’s well-deserved.”
LAST MAN STANDING averages more than 11 million Multi-Platform viewers, ranking as the #1 scripted program on Friday night, with a 29% advantage over #2 “Blue Bloods.” The series improves upon FOX’s year-ago Friday 8:00-8:30 PM half-hour by +50% in Adults 18-49 and +112% in Total Viewers. LAST MAN STANDING’s fall 2018 premiere was the most-watched Friday regular comedy telecast on any network in 15 years.
In the all-new, milestone 150th episode, “Yass Queen,” airing tomorrow, Friday, April 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), on FOX, Mike (Allen) tries to help Mandy (Molly McCook) get her clothing line off the ground and into stores by inviting her to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep (guest star Melissa Peterman). Meanwhile, Ed (Hector Elizondo) hires Kyle (Christoph Sanders) to transcribe his life story. The series also stars Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Jordan Masterson, Jonathan Adams, Jet Jurgensmeyer and Krista Marie Yu.
In celebration of the 150th episode, the original pilot for LAST MAN STANDING will stream on Twitter tomorrow, Friday, April 19, for 12 hours starting at 9:00 AM PT. Join the celebration here: https://twitter.com/lastmanstanding
LAST MAN STANDING is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Jack Burditt. Kevin Abbott, Matt Berry, Kevin Hench, Ed Yeager, Tim Allen, Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy, Becky Clements, Richard Baker and Rick Messina are executive producers. Abbott serves as the series’ showrunner.
What do you think? Do you like the Last Man Standing TV show? Will you be watching season eight of this FOX sitcom?