‘Last Man Standing’: Tim Allen’s Mike Baxter Hatches Hilariously Devious Plan in Upcoming Episode

by Matthew Wilson

He may be riding off into sunset soon, but Tim Allen’s Mike Baxter has another scheme. A clip from tonight’s (Jan. 28) upcoming episode of ‘Last Man Standing’ reveals Baxter’s hilarious real estate plan.

In the clip, Allen’s Baxter and Jordan Materson’s Ryan Vogelson discuss a recent house opening in the neighborhood. The house is a few blocks away from Baxter. While he’s somewhat hesitant, Ryan is considering buying the house. The property is a fixer-upper (someone call Tim Taylor). But it could be a smart move for the young cannabis entrepreneur.

Baxter disagrees with Ryan and convinces him not to pursue buying the house. But rather than a noble goal, Baxter reveals his true purpose after Ryan leaves the room. He’s also interested in buying the house.

“I’m going to buy that house,” Baxter tells neighbor Chuck.

Tim Allen Says Goodbye to ‘Last Man Standing’

While Baxter may be up to his old ways, Allen is feeling both nostalgic and a little sad. The actor has taken to social media to share behind the scenes, as well as his favorite moments and what he’ll miss most about the show. Viewers will also share in Allen’s grief even as they laugh at the Baxter clan.

Over the years, “Last Man Standing” has averaged around 9 million viewers in multi-platform viewing. While popular with its fans, that didn’t stop ABC from pulling the plug on the show in 2017. It canceled the show after six seasons. But in 2019, Fox resurrected the show for three additional seasons. Now, Allen has the chance to give the Baxters a proper ending.

“I’ve been one lucky dude to have been part of ‘Last Man Standing,’” Allen said of the show ending. “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 they say, when one door closes, another door opens. And Allen has already moved on to his next project. He’ll re-team with his “Home Improvement” co-star Richard Karn for “Assembly Required.”