TIM ALLEN RETURNS TO TELEVISION AS THE ODD MAN OUT IN A HOME
DOMINATED BY WOMEN, IN A ONE-HOUR PREMIEREOF "LAST MAN STANDING,"
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 ON ABC
You can't get manlier than Mike Baxter. He loves to have adventures while he's traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck. But Mike is about to find out that it's not a man's world anymore. While he might be king of the hill at work at an iconic outdoor sporting goods store, he's the odd man out in a home dominated by his wife and three daughters. Today it's a woman's world, and this man's man is on a mission to get men back to their rightful place in society, on "Last Man Standing," premiering with a one-hour event, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Note: This program will repeat Friday, October 14 from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET.
Mike's job has been downsized and he can no longer travel for work. At the same time, his stay-at-home wife, Vanessa, is returning to the workplace, so Mike finds himself pulled into more hands-on parenting with their three daughters. There's 13-year-old tomboy, Eve; the outspoken Mandy, 17; and Kristin, a 20-year-old single mom living at home with her toddler son, possibly Mike's only ally.
In the first part of the premiere, "Pilot," Mike plays Cupid for Mandy by setting her up on a blind-date with Kyle, one of his employees who he thinks would be the perfect guy for her. But Mike's set-up gets off track when Kyle accidentally meets Kristin. Meanwhile at work, Mike's long-time boss and friend, Ed, announces that he's grounding Mike from their catalogue's international photo shoots and putting him in charge of the company's webpage. In this new role, Mike discovers that the Internet might actually provide him just the outlet he needs, a platform that gives him a voice to appeal to those who agree that manliness is under assault, and a pulpit for his opinions about feeling like the last real man in a woman's world.
In the second part, "Last Baby Proofing Standing," Mike is outnumbered by his wife and daughters when they all agree that baby proofing the house is a good idea. But soon Vanessa has second thoughts when she finds herself home by herself babysitting Boyd and can't release the toilet seat's complicated childproof latch. Meanwhile, Mike thinks it's time for Mandy to earn her own money and gets her a job delivering pizzas -- without first consulting Vanessa.
"Last Man Standing" stars Tim Allen as Mike, Nancy Travis, as Vanessa, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve, Molly Ephraim as Mandy, Alexandra Krosney as Kristin, Christoph Sanders as Kyle and Hector Elizondo as Ed.
"Pilot" was written by Jack Burditt and directed by John Pasquin.
Guest starring in "Last Baby Proofing Standing" is Luke & Evan Kruntchev as Boyd and Paul F. Tompkins as Chester McAllister. The episode was written by Linda Videtti Figueiredo and directed by John Pasquin.
"Last Man Standing" is from Twentieth Century Fox Television. The series is created by Jack Burditt and executive-produced by Burditt, Tim Allen, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy, Richard Baker and Rick Messina. The series is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.