Tim Allen comedy Last Man Standing ends May 20. It will have 194 episodes and three seasons on Fox, after six on ABC.
Allen plays Mike Baxter, a happily married father of three daughters who finds himself the odd man out in a home dominated by females. Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Molly McCook, Hector Elizondo and Christoph Sanders are also in the cast.
The series ends with a one-hour finale. Part 1 is “Baxter Boot Camp” and Part 2 is “Keep On Truckin’.”
“This was a wonderful experience, and it expressed itself, I believe, in a wonderful television show like none other,” Allen said at a Fox press event last week. “There are other sitcoms that I really adore, but I would really shout out to this one.”
Allen called the cast “a most selfless group of performers.”
“We all worked as a team,” he added.
Last Man Standing is produced by 20th Television. The series was created by Jack Burditt.
“It has been an honor to be home for Tim Allen and Last Man Standing,” said Michael Thorn, Fox Entertainment president, when the final season was announced late last year. “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.”
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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