Last Man Standing is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen as a senior employee of a sporting goods store in Denver, Colorado, who is a married father of three daughters.
The series includes his interactions with family, neighbors, and coworkers and often expressions of his conservative political views.
The series aired on ABC from October 11, 2011 to March 31, 2017 with 130 episodes.
Syndication of the series began in 2015 and continues on multiple cable networks and video-on-demand subscription services.
On May 20, 2017, Howard Kurtzman, president of 20th Century Fox Television, reportedly showed some interest in his studio continuing to produce the show. "...[Fox Co-President] Jonnie [Davis] and I are hopeful that we can find another home for it." Entertainment Weekly offered a slightly more favorable review of the show: "When I look at the now-rounded softness of Tim Allen, and note once again how his sandpaper voice contrasts winningly with his hopeful eyes, it's impossible to plunge a shiv into this series."s attempts to go political is exemplified by the first scene of the season première, which remains one of the most uncomfortable scenes of television I've ever watched ...
doing its best to push buttons in the audience that don't need to be pushed, as if it thinks what made [Norman] Lear's sitcoms a success was the yelling or the mentions of social issues that people sometimes argued about." wrote about season three: "The unlikely comeback vehicle for Tim Allen, Last Man Standing on ABC, is a thoroughly traditional, absolutely charming sitcom.
Five seasons were available for streaming on Netflix.
Currently, all six seasons are available for streaming on Hulu.
Doyle was the third showrunner that the series had had since it entered production.
Production was canceled by ABC on May 10, 2017, after six seasons – a decision that outraged the series' fans and brought surprised displeasure from its star.
The series follows Mike Baxter, a senior executive and director of marketing for an outdoor sporting goods store chain based in Denver, Colorado, whose world is filled with his wife, three daughters, and grandson.
That was 9% better than the 3.2 adults 18–49 rating for the series premiere of No Ordinary Family in the same time-slot the previous year (which was two weeks earlier in the season).
Season 2 of Last Man Standing premiered with a 2.0, down about 38% from its first-season premiere, but up about 18% from the previous season's finale.