‘Last Man Standing’ Ending After Season 9

by Evan Reier
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Tim Allen‘s long-running hit comedy Last Man Standing is ending.

Fox announced that the program will be wrapping up after its ninth season, which will start in January after filming throughout 2020.

The show spent its first six seasons on ABC. However, after being canceled by the network, Fox picked up the program and will end the show with its final three seasons.

Besides starring in the program, Allen also is an executive producer for the show. Allen says that he’s grateful for the chance to keep making the program and give it the ending it deserves.

Statements from Allen on show ending

“I’ve been one lucky dude to have been part of Last Man Standing,” said Allen, who’s also an executive producer. “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.”

Per the Hollywood Reporter, the end of the show will further minimize Fox’s live-action list. Those include Dennis Leary-led program The Moodys and newer program Call Me Kat.

Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn added that it was an honor to host Allen and the program.

“It has been an honor to be home for Tim Allen and Last Man Standing,” Thorn said. “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 [Travis] and Hector [Elizondo], 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.”