The comedy earns its first pickup at Fox.
April 18, 2019
Fox announced today that Last Man Standing will be returning for an eighth season. The good news, which comes on the eve of its 150th episode, marks the comedy's first renewal at its new network.
The Tim Allen series was cancelled back in 2017 after six seasons at its original home on ABC. It took some time, but a year later Fox decided to revive the show for the 2018-2019 season. The move has been paying off for the network, as since its return Last Man Standing has been garnering healthy ratings on Friday nights, currently ranking as Fox's third-best scripted original in Live+7 viewing.
Last Man Standing follows Mike Baxter, a man's man who works as a marketing director for a sporting goods store. But while he may be the king of the hill at work, he's the odd man out at his female-dominated household.
Look for Season 8 of Last Man Standing in the mid-season of 2019-2020 season.
05/03/19 at 10:10am
@Gene this may lean one way or another but not as much as you say.
Politics aside, they should have just ended his show. Too many Cast / Network changes. Its just not funny anymore after season 2.
04/29/19 at 06:57pm
This show really is great and I like that the politics is balanced. A lot of people don't like that but I think it works. Great storylines this season for the most part. Look forward to more!!
04/26/19 at 02:57am
Yep, Gene’s trolling can only diminish the argument that it is seriously political or pandering. I’m going with Taylor’s ‘benign’ description as being accurate (despite the ‘malignant’ accusations that keep popping up), and with John’s “refreshing” sentiment. I bet the gullible Galaxy Quest alien leader would be less confused than some earthlings.
04/24/19 at 08:12pm
All I mentioned was that it didn't beat you over the head with liberalism. You were the one who said that that must make it right wing. That's your problem.
Any reason you're just here trolling?
04/24/19 at 06:33pm
If it wasn't political you wouldn't have mentioned it. If it is political and not "left-wing" it must be "right-wing." You said it wasn't left wing, would you bring that up in a discussion of "Ace of Cakes"?
04/24/19 at 04:47pm
Gene, so, because a show isn't left-wing, it has to be right-wing? No, it doesn't work that way.
A show can just be good and funny - and that defines Last Man Standing.
04/24/19 at 09:38am
@John H. Schneider II - You mean like most shows. The fact that you have to define this that way means that people see it as conservative. When most shows are not thought of (by the general population) as one way or the other (even if they might be) then it is too political.
04/22/19 at 07:51pm
I think it's refreshing to not have a comedy that beats you over the head with liberalism.
04/22/19 at 08:37am
I have to agree with those who say too much politics on the show. It has eased up somewhat since moving to Fox. However I want to see a show and laugh not be hit with more politics. I can watch the news for that. And yes, Molly E. is greatly missed. She had her own style that is not being replicated and cannot be replicated. She added a lot to the show. She was funny in her own way. McCook just does not really add anything. It is hard to replace someone. Glad to see Devers back every so often.
04/22/19 at 02:20am
This show stumbled at first with the hiatus and the move to Fox, but it got its mojo back and has been entertaining. Other people have commented on the show's politics but it seems to me they have toned it down with this last season.
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