Fans may be getting ready to say goodbye to “Last Man Standing” and the Baxter clan. The show is currently airing its ninth and final season on Fox. But don’t break out those tissue boxes just yet. There’s still plenty of hijinks and Tim Allen antics before it’s time for the final goodbye.
While this is the final season, it’s not time to cue the tears just yet as there are 12 episodes left. Episode Nine “Grill in the Mist” aired on Feb. 25. The Baxters will next appear in “Meatless Mike” on March 4. According to Distractify, the earliest the TV series could end is in May.
That assumes that an episode airs weekly for the rest of the show’s run, and there aren’t any breaks or hiatuses. Fox announced a 21 episode final season for “Last Man Standing” last October. The show stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, the patriarch of a family predominantly women. Allen plays the father of three daughters to great comedic effect as personalities often clash. Of course, for the past few seasons, his youngest daughter has had a limited presence on the show. Actor Kaitlyn Dever opted not to return on a regular basis.
‘Last Man Standing’ Says Goodbye
This isn’t the first time that audiences had to say goodbye to the Baxters. But it is the first time “Last Man Standing” had a planned final season in place. Previously, the show ran for six seasons on ABC before the network decided to cancel it. The Baxter family went off the air in 2017.
Fox resurrected “Last Man Standing” in 2018 for three additional seasons. The network gave Allen the chance to craft a proper ending this time around.
“I’ve been one lucky dude to have been part of ‘Last Man Standing,’” Allen said in a press release. “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.”
Allen has moved forward to hosting the competition show “Assembly Required” with fhis former “Home Improvement” co-star Richard Karn.