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.
04/21/19 at 08:57pm
@Steve S. --- The "politics" are NOT really there. Yes, there are occasional sitcom-style jokes from Tim on the right - and sometimes his son-in-law, Ryan, on the left - which are political in nature. But they are no more in-depth or insulting than a conversation one may have with friends when disagreeing about a diner choice because someone's a vegan. They are passing remarks. The fact that some people seem to take this and call the show "political" merely shows how offended they can be by "the other side" whichever side they are on. The show, if anything, is centrist -- it's only the viewers which may be hard right or hard left that call it a "political show" because heaven-forbid there was 1 joke in an episode that was anti-right or anti-left.
04/21/19 at 09:10am
Also, another thing… When it was on ABC, it was recorded in front of a live studio audience, wasn't it ? The new episodes have a "canned laugh" feel to them (not as much as, say, 2 Broke Girls did, so it might be a editing side-effect, but still…)
04/21/19 at 08:29am
We still enjoy this show and hope it is on for many years to come-as I said before, we miss the original Mandy and would like more comedy with Hector Elizondo, Jay Leno and 'Chuck' - Nancy Travis is awesome as the Mom !!! The political humor is still funny !!
04/21/19 at 01:46am
Correct me if I’m wrong because I’ve never watched a full episode of Last Man Standing. I did just watch part of part of one again and it has the standard 30 minute sitcom formula which “I don’t have time for” (even if I might like it better than most). But what I’m writing about is the dreaded conservative “politics”. I’m guessing the alleged political component isn’t really there - that the nature may be more occasional joking about far-left practices which a great many liberals (if not the majority) likely even agree with. But since most of our media, and Hollywood, has no tolerance for anything that challenges anything perceived as liberal, it gets the dirty politically conservative label. Many feel it’s their job to work to maintain the overwhelming liberal dominance in Hollywood and general media and feel threatened by anything contrary. They even carry their hatred to a certain chicken restauraunt and to a certain hobby shop, because belief in God is deemed dirty political conservative.
04/20/19 at 11:31pm
It's not really that funny any longer. All the kids grown and hardly on the show.... the PREMISE started as parenting.. now it doesn't know what it is and scenes at the office - a store with a restaurant in it, if you can believe that (imagine Cabellas with a restaurant they tried to pass off as "gourmet", seriously??) - aren't that funny. There's some MINOR humor around the weed business, but that's minimal. I just feel it lost ALL it's steam, COMPLETELY, now that the kids are grown. Should have let it die when Ephraim didn't return.
04/20/19 at 08:09pm
@Mike dobey - You have never had an actor you didn't like? Who ruined a show for you? @Khelben feels the same. When I watch a show and like all the other characters, concept, stories -- except one or two who make the show bad, I don't watch. Rel is another example. I liked Becker, but I couldn't stand Nancy Travis. I left the room when others wanted to watch. Same with Last Man Standing. There are some actors who I don't like. Happy viewing!
04/20/19 at 08:59am
@Plop. I'm talking about Ryan not Kyle.
04/20/19 at 08:44am
This show was too much propaganda for me. If this show was funny I could watch it. It feels like they took a 90's show and added easy (but lazy and mostly wrong) one sided joke political jokes. With all the good stuff out there I will just watch something better. But thats just my opinion.;
04/19/19 at 09:48pm
Few series make it to 8 seasons anywhere. This show is good and I am not a right winger at all. We do not want to judge a comedy for political reasons. This show's cast is great too, nancy travis has never given a bad performance imo , so the guy who lists her movies seems to have chosen to dislike her no matter what she does.
04/19/19 at 06:30pm
Tried multiple times to watch, but I could not get over Nancy Travis. I just don't like her. I didn't watch Becker because of her. She (almost) ruined "Rose Red" for me. I liked her (kinda) in "So I Married an Axe Murderer". But I cannot watch this. No vote from me -- unfair to do so. Happy viewing!
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