Last Man Standing is getting ready for the premiere of its eighth season on FOX, and fans are receiving a small bit of bad news ahead of the return. Fans will see less of Kaitlyn Dever on the comedy this season. In fact, Kevin Abbott, the show’s executive producer, revealed that Dever will only appear in one episode of the season so far, and that is the season premiere.
“She’s a star, and we’ve always known that. She’s a phenomenal talent, and nobody deserves all of these accolades more than she does. She’s just so gifted and such a wonderful, genuine person. With that being said, yes, she is just crazy busy. She hasn’t been back unfortunately, but everyone talks to her. We like to get her on for a few episodes each season because she’s a part of our family, and she works really hard to do that. We’re in a mode of trying to get her in this next cycle of three [episodes], to get her even for a couple of days if we can. But we may have to wait until February to shoot her in another episode just because she’s got all of the press that she has to do [throughout awards season].”
Right now, 14 episodes of season eight of Last Man Standing have been filmed. The season will have a total of 22 episodes.
Last Man Standing will return with new episodes on January 2.
What do you think? Are you sad Kaitlyn Dever won’t be in more episodes this season? Are you excited for the return of the comedy series?