We’re about to see the last of Last Man Standing. Fox announced today that the Tim Allen sitcom will be coming to an end with its ninth and final season, which is slated to air on the network in January 2021. After the series wraps up for good, it will have filmed 194 episodes in total over the years.
The comedy, which aired its final three seasons on Fox after moving from ABC to the network in 2018, stars Allen as Mike Baxter, a married father of three daughters who tries to “maintain his manliness” in a house filled with women. Last Man Standing also stars Nancy Travis (Vanessa Baxter) Amanda Fuller (Kristin Baxter) Molly McCook (Mandy Baxter-Anderson), Christoph Sanders (Kyle Anderson), Jordan Masterson (Ryan Vogelson), Jonathan Adams (Chuck Larabee), Krista Marie Yu (Jen), and Hector Elizondo (Ed Alzate).
“I’ve been one lucky dude to have been part of Last Man Standing,” Allen, who is also an executive producer on the show, said in a press release. “I so appreciate the incredible support from our fans over this near decade of work. As we approach the ninth season, I just admire and feel grateful for all the hard work our wonderful cast and crew have done. We had all considered to end the show after last season, but together with FOX, we decided to add a year so we could produce a full season to create the gentle and fun goodbye. I’m looking forward to a memorable and hilarious final season.”
Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, for FOX Entertainment, added, “It has been an honor to be home for Tim Allen and Last Man Standing. Millions of families have long enjoyed the show because, perhaps, they see themselves in the Baxters. The loyal affection they’ve shown proves just how much this series has meant to them,” he continued. “On behalf of everyone at FOX, a big, big thank you to Last Man Standing’s brilliant cast, led by Tim, Nancy and Hector, as well as its writers and crew, headed by showrunner Kevin Abbott. We’ll be rooting them on throughout the season as they conclude what has been an impressive run.”
With the end of Last Man Standing, Fox is saying goodbye to one of its more popular series. The show averaged nine million total viewers in multiplatform audience and ranked in both the Top 10 and Top Five comedy series on Thursday nights for the 2019-2020 season. And when it first premiered on Fox a couple years ago, Last Man Standing broke TV records as the most-watched Friday regular comedy telecast in 15 years. While Fox has kept details about Season 9 under wraps, we’re expecting more information about the end of the sitcom soon, so stay tuned.
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