Last Man Standing

Series Summary
Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) is the quintessential man's man. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of room for that at home where he lives with his three daughters and wife, Vanessa (Nancy Travis). The only other male in the house is his oldest daughter's young son, Boyd. Now, after being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa goes back to work, forcing Mike to take on more parental responsibility than ever before. But his daughters aren't prepared for their old-fashioned, hotheaded patriarch to take over the house. When not at home, Mike is surrounded by men at his job at sporting-goods retailer Outdoor Man, which sells items like guns, jerky and camouflage recliners.

Air Dates: 2011 - Present

Genres: Sitcom

Network: ABC


Next Episode:

Season 5, Ep. 16 : Eve's Band Feb 19, 2016

Mike tries to break up Eve's new band, but his plan doesn't turn out as he expected; Mandy and Kyle baby-sit Boyd.

  • Season 5, Ep. 15 : Home Sweet Loan Feb 5, 2016

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    After agreeing to buy a home with Kristin, Ryan changes his mind; Mandy wants Eve out of the basement.

  • Season 5, Ep. 14 : The Ring Jan 29, 2016

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    When Ed secretly gives Kyle a task involving an engagement ring, Mike thinks Kyle is going to propose to Mandy.

  • Season 5, Ep. 13 : Mike and the Mechanics Jan 15, 2016

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    Mike tries to cheer Eve up by showing her different career options; a car mechanic (Jay Leno) yields a surprising amount of influence; Kristin feels like she no longer has anything in common with Mandy.

  • Season 5, Ep. 12 : Polar Run Jan 8, 2016

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    Mike and Vanessa try to get Eve to join their teams for their annual college alumnae 5K race; Ed hires his girlfriend to be a hostess at the restaurant.

  • Season 5, Ep. 11 : Gift of the Wise Man Dec 11, 2015

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    Mike asks the family to help get ready for Christmas in order to take the pressure off a stressed-out Vanessa.

ratings & reviews

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Based on 24 Critics
Critic Reviews ( 3 )
Fan Reviews ( 1 )
  • It still carries a decidedly throwback vibe, and the ongoing bluster about the state of manhood in the world feels, at best, two steps behind the times. Show More

  • The only differences between Last Man Standing and the old "Home Improvement" are that Allen's name is Mike this time, his job is working for a sporting goods company as opposed to a hardware manufacturer, and his three kids are teenage daughters. Show More

  • Allen and Travis, who are both better than you r average comic actor, seem aware that they're trapped in a particular cookie-cutter sitcom hell, forced to laugh their way through stale gags about kids while other new TV comedies explore family life with clever, contemporary touches. [17 Oct 2011, p.39] Show More

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