The curtain is soon closing on “Last Man Standing” for good. Series star Tim Allen gets emotional as the series nears its end date.
Allen and his co-stars have officially wrapped their work on the series in what is sure to be a bittersweet moment. The entire Baxter family and also their friends took to the set together, holding hands in unity. Like a troupe of stage actors, they took their final bow together on the set that had been their home for several years now.
Allen has been active on Twitter in recent weeks sharing behind-the-scenes photos and also promotional images of upcoming episodes. But this latest photo is a little sad for the actor as he waves Mike Baxter off into the sunset. The character also rivaled Tim “Toolman” Taylor from “Home Improvement” as one of his longest creations.
While the actors may have already said goodbye, fans, fortunately, have a little longer to prepare. There are still seven episodes of “Last Man Standing” left for audiences to watch. The show still has plenty of adventures left to explore. For one, the Baxters’ daughter Eve is returning to the fold for one last hurray. The character has been mostly absent the last few seasons.
‘Last Man Standing’ Takes a Bow
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Tim Allen or fans had to say goodbye to “Last Man Standing.” ABC unceremoniously canceled the show after it aired six seasons in 2017. Many thought the Baxters were gone for good. But Fox decided to resurrect the property giving fans three additional seasons to enjoy.
“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.”
As an actor, Allen was appreciative of being given the chance to properly end the show. It’s not often that a program can go out on its own terms. But with a family like the Baxters, fans are not expecting anything less. So far the final season has more than delivered on that promise.