About the Show
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.
After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Mike's wife, Vanessa, recently returned to the workplace and was quickly promoted -- much to the dismay of her primarily male co-workers. Now that Vanessa's work load has increased, Mike is pulled into more hands-on parenting than ever before.
A traditional "manly man," Mike finds himself giving somewhat unorthodox boy advice to Eve, his 13-year-old tomboy daughter. The well-intentioned Dad also plays Cupid for his 17-year-old daughter, Mandy, by setting her up on a blind-date with Kyle, one of his employees he thinks would be the perfect guy for her. But Mandy already has a boyfriend, someone Mike is less than thrilled with when he finds out that he prefers "mani/pedis" and can't change a tire. Mike's set-up gets even more off track when Kyle accidentally meets Mike's eldest daughter, Kristin. She's a 20-year-old single mom living at home, desperately trying to juggle her work load with parenting her toddler son, possibly Mike's only ally.
With things turned upside down at home, Mike's last bastion of sanity - work - gets hit by change as well; his 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. But while adjusting to 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. After all, men built civilizations, invented the locomotive and created ESPN, and Mike Baxter is determined to do what he must to reclaim his manly place in his home and at his job.
"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. "Last Man Standing" is from Twentieth Century Fox Television.
"Last Man Standing" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. 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. John Pasquin is the director.