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Posted Monday 9/24/18 at 10:05AM EDT
Last Man Standing has posted its first Fox episode on Twitter
The resurrected Tim Allen comedy tweeted on Sunday "we want to say thank you to ALL of our loyal fans by releasing the premiere episode of #LastManStanding EARLY!" The episode will be broadcast on Fox this Friday.
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
Last Man Standing's Fox premiere is definitely political
Source: TV Guide
Despite Tim Allen's insistence that his sitcom isn't a political show, the Fox premiere does tackle the political divide. "While the episode doesn't specifically mention the president by name, or even mention political parties at all, lines are drawn in the sand between the left and the right," says Megan Vick. "Unlike Roseanne, which jumped into the specific issues that separated the Conners, Last Man Standing just wants to address the split happening in families as conservatives and liberals separate into their own factions."
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Tim Allen emphasizes Last Man Standing isn't a political show: "My politics are really irrelevant"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Asked by EW if he's a Trump fan, Allen says: "You know … it’s a very loaded question," adding: "Do I like him or agree with him? … I don’t know. Somebody got this NAFTA thing done. How did that happen? It’s like a slight of hand with this dude." Allen reiterates that his comedy, revived on Fox, "is not a political show. We talk about politics because everybody does. If you want to see me talk politics, come see me at The Mirage in Las Vegas, or any of the concerts that I do throughout the country. My politics are really irrelevant. What I do in my family, what I do in my neighborhood, that may be more of an indication of what I believe. But I wouldn’t want who say, 'I can’t stand Trump so I can’t watch this show.' Try to table that. It’s a sitcom that’s really clever where we work hard to make you laugh your a** off."
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Check out the new Last Man Standing cast photo
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Here's how the cast members of the Tim Allen comedy look now that they're on Fox.
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 8:51PM EDT
Parents TV Council: Adult TV characters are increasingly making sexually explicit comments in front of kids
Source: Deseret News
The conservative watchdog's new study, titled "Lewd by Example," found that 80% of primetime broadcast comedies feature adults saying sexually explicit things in front of kids. They include Last Man Standing and the biggest offender, A.P. Bio.
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Last Man Standing kills off Robert Forster's dad character
Forster played the father of Tim Allen's Mike, appearing as the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary. Despite Forster's absence on the Fox version of Last Man Standing, his marijuana store will still be a part of the show.
Posted Tuesday 9/04/18 at 9:45AM EDT
Kaitlyn Dever will return for at least two episodes of Last Man Standing
Dever has had to juggle her appearances on the Tim Allen revived sitcom with her series regular role on Netflix's Unbelievable. "She’s currently doing a Netflix show, but they’re being really, really accommodating," says executive producer Kevin Abbott.
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 7:52AM EDT
Last Man Standing's new promo suggests "a bunch of idiots" canceled the show
“Why would they cancel a popular show that everybody loves?” Christoph Sanders' Kyle Anderson asks in the new Fox promo. To which Tim Allen's Mike Baxter responds: “Maybe they’re a bunch of idiots!"
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 10:18PM EDT
Last Man Standing casts Dr. Ken's daughter as a foreign exchange student
Krista Marie Yu will recur starting on Episode 4 of Last Man Standing's first season on Fox. Yu played Ken Jeong's daughter on his ABC sitcom Dr. Ken, which was once paired with Last Man Standing on Fridays on ABC.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 4:22AM EDT
Last Man Standing recasts two roles
Source: TV Guide
The Baxter family daughter Mandy and grandson Boyd, played by Molly Ephraim and Flynn Morrison on the original ABC series, have been replaced by Molly McCook and Jet Jurgensmeyer for the Fox revival. Ephraim and Morrison opted not to return for the revival.
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 10:51PM EDT
Tim Allen says his Last Man Standing character is "probably pro-Trump," but the show planned for a Hillary Clinton presidency
Allen addressed his character's politics hours after Fox said that Last Man Standing wouldn't immediately reveal whether he is a Trump supporter. “This guy’s a practical guy… if it’s helping his business, I think he’s probably pro-Trump. (But) he probably doesn't defend him," Allen said at the TV press tour while promoting his sitcom's Fox revival. Allen also admitted that he and the writers were disappointed that Hillary Clinton lost. “We had a bank of stuff” already written for a Clinton presidency, he said, adding jokingly: "pantsuit stuff." Allen emphasized that Last Man Standing isn't necessarily a conservative sitcom. “We want both sides to think it’s funny," he said.
- Allen weighed in on Roseanne Barr's firing from Roseanne: "They had to do what they had to do and it’s their decision," but: "It’s a very icy time. I’ve been a comedian for 38 years and I’ve never seen it, like Lenny Bruce said at the Purple Onion, ‘We’ve gone backwards.’ There are things you can’t say. There are things you shouldn’t say. Who makes up these rules? And as a stand-up comic, it’s a dangerous position to be in because I like pushing buttons. It’s unfortunate.”"
- Last Man Standing producers call Molly Ephraim's exit "unfortunate"
- A Chinese foreign exchange student character is joining Last Man Standing
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 2:16PM EDT
Fox's Last Man Standing won't address whether Tim Allen's character is a Trump supporter
When Last Man Standing makes its debut on Fox this fall, it won't be clear whether Allen's character, Mike Baxter, voted for President Trump. Fox co-chairman Gary Newman said at TV press tour that "the producers’ plans are simply not to address whether or not he might be a Trump supporter… That could change during the season, but there are no plans at this time… Clearly he’s a character with a conservative viewpoint." It wouldn't be unusual for a conservative-leaning sitcom to shy away from directly addressing the Trump presidency. The Roseanne revival, which paved the way for Last Man Standing's revival, never mentioned Trump's name, though it was clear Roseanne Conner was a Trump supporter.
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Last Man Standing unveils its Fox revival poster
"New home. New season. Same attitude," states the poster featuring Tim Allen and Nancy Travis.
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 1:42PM EDT
Tim Allen and Nancy Travis tease Last Man Standing's Fox revival
Watch them as they spot a "fox" in the woods as they sit around a campfire.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Tim Allen's Last Man Standing recasting two major roles
Molly Ephraim and Flynn Morrison have opted not to return as daughter Mandy and grandson Boyd of Allen's character. So their roles will be recast for the Fox revival. Meanwhile, Kaitlyn Dever is still in negotiations to return as daughter Eve on a recurring basis.