Last Man Standing is returning with a double episode premiere to FOX later on tonight, and the executive producer of the series, Kevin Abbott, revealed more about the new season in an interview with TV Line. Fans are about to see a big change for Mike and Vanessa, played by Tim Allen and Nancy Travis.
The couple will have to deal with the fact that the kids are out of the house, and they don’t have anyone left to raise. Abbott said the following about the impact of the couple being empty nesters will have on the FOX series:
“It kind of changes everything. We play on the fact that there are no longer any children in the house throughout the first 10 or 11 episodes. If part of your purpose every day is taking care of these people in the house, and that responsibility goes away, how do you react to that? Is it freeing, or is it somehow a loss?”
The series will also touch on the topics of politics and pregnancy as well. The politics will come into play when Vanessa decides to run for state assembly, and the new pregnancy is Kristin’s. She shares the news at a family dinner.
Last Man Standing will air all of season eight during the months ahead.
What do you think? Are you excited for the return of this series?