Axed: Last Man Standing confirms final season

“I’ve been one lucky dude," says Tim Allen as sitcom reaches the end, for the second time.

Tim Allen sitcom Last Man Standing will end with its upcoming ninth season, totalling 194 episodes.

This will mark the second time the show has ended. It originally ran for 6 seasons on ABC network before being cancelled in 2017. FOX then picked up it for a 7th season.

“It has been an honor to be home for Tim Allen and Last Man Standing,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment for FOX Entertainment. “Millions of families have long enjoyed the show because, perhaps, they see themselves in the Baxters. The loyal affection they’ve shown proves just how much this series has meant to them. On behalf of everyone at FOX, a big, big thank you to Last Man Standing’s brilliant cast, led by Tim, Nancy and Hector, as well as its writers and crew, headed by showrunner Kevin Abbott. We’ll be rooting them on throughout the season as they conclude what has been an impressive run.”

“I’ve been one lucky dude to have been part of Last Man Standing,” 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. We had all considered to end the show after last season, but together with FOX, we decided to add a year so we could produce a full season to create the gentle and fun goodbye. I’m looking forward to a memorable and hilarious final season.”

It screens in Australia on FOX8.

Source: Variety

One Response

  1. Probably for the best. The cast changes forced by the year off between ABC and FOX hurt the chemistry of the show, and season 8 felt like it was struggling to find ideas for many episodes.

    Still, I’m glad they have time to write the ending they want to write. It’s good when shows go out on their own terms.

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