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

  • Season 5, Ep. 22 : The ShortcutApr 22, 2016

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    Ed plans a surprise dinner for Mike's 25 years at The Outdoor Man; Mandy wants her and Kyle to move in with her parents to save money after they're married.

  • Season 5, Ep. 21 : The Marriage DoctorApr 15, 2016

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    Kyle shares his fears with Mike about meeting the church's new minister; Ryan helps Eve with her debate assignment.

  • Season 5, Ep. 20 : TattooApr 8, 2016

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    Vanessa hopes a tattoo will help her become closer to her daughters; Kyle gives Ryan camping lessons.

  • Season 5, Ep. 19 : Outdoor WomanMar 18, 2016

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    Mike's ex-girlfriend, a famous rock climber, wants him to go on a trip with her to promote her line of climbing gear; Kristen and Ryan part with their old possessions.

  • Season 5, Ep. 18 : He Shed She ShedMar 11, 2016

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    Mike builds a shed for Vanessa to work in -- and free up his space at home; Kyle struggles when Kristin is named employee of the month.

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Critic Reviews( 3 )
  • 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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