This is the second time the acclaimed show has come to an end. The show began its first six seasons with ABC and was canceled in 2017. Now Fox, which premiered the 7th season in 2018, announced the end in the upcoming 9th season.
Fans of the comedy “Last Man Standing” and its protagonist Tim Allen are saddened. It is not for less because their beloved program comes, again, to its end. The official announcement details that the next season that opens in 2021, will be the last.
The hit comedy will have 21 episodes in its 9th season for a grand total of 194 episodes when it comes to an end. Allen's show is the only live-action comedy to repeat on Fox for the following season.
Tim Allen attending the world premiere of TOY STORY 4 in Hollywood, California, in June 2019. I Image: Getty Images.
On the official Twitter of “Last Man Standing” fans are invited to join their beloved characters in making this last season great. The comments of the followers go from sadness to appreciation for so many years of fun.
“I'm so sad this will be the last season!!! So many will miss you!” writes someone. “Thank you FOX for giving us another 3 seasons and an ending the cast, crew, and fans deserve! #lastmanstanding” writes another one.
The comedy "Last Man Standing" stars Allen as Mike Baxter. Baxter is happily married to Vanessa Baxter, played by Nancy Travis and they both have three daughters: Kristin, Mandy, and Eve.
The husband and father are generally found to be a strange man in a home where women are the majority. The show is produced by Allen alongside a great team that includes Jack Burditt as creator and Kevin Abbott as director.
GRATEFUL FOR THE EXPERIENCE
Allen said: “I so appreciate the incredible support from our fans over this near-decade of work. As we approach the ninth season, I just admire and feel grateful for all the hard work our wonderful cast and crew have done.”
“It has been an honor to be home for Tim Allen and Last Man Standing. Millions of families have long enjoyed the show because, perhaps, they see themselves in the Baxters,” added Michael Thorn, President, Fox Entertainment.
In 2017, fans of “Last Man Standing” were upset about the cancellation of their favorite series. ABC network had announced its decision to cancel the comedy show at the end of its sixth season.
The entertainment company alleged losses with that and other series that would also be canceled, and some fans even called for a boycott against the company, suspecting some kind of discrimination.
Allen explained on twitter at the time, that he was taken by surprise, left blind and baffled by the decision of the network that he called "his home" for the last six years, in a show that has averaged 8.1 million viewers.
LAST SHOW STANDING
The comedy was the last standing among the series that remained in production to finish the eighth season amid the crisis of the pandemic, social distancing, and quarantine.
Other series in a similar situation is the CBS sitcom The Neighborhood, which gave up filming with an audience. The NBC Superstore comedy, which also had pending filming only the season finale.