Fans rejoice! Tim Allen tweeted the return date for Last Man Standing’s new home on Fox.
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) June 28, 2018
The lingering question who was coming back for the revived show. According to TV Line, it looks like almost everybody.
Save for a few possible exceptions, the Baxter clan (and friends) will be present and accounted for when Last Man Standing resurfaces on Fox this fall. As previously reported, among the series regulars rejoining leading man Tim Allen (Mike) in Season 7 are Nancy Travis (as wife Vanessa), Amanda Fuller (eldest daughter Kristin), Jonathan Adams (Chuck), Christoph Sanders (Kyle) and Jordan Masterson (Ryan).
TVLine can also confirm that Hector Elizondo has formally closed a series-regular deal to reprise his role as Mike’s longtime business partner Ed.
That leaves Molly Ephraim and Kaitlyn Dever, who played daughters Mandy and Eve, as well as Flynn Morrison (Kristin’s son Boyd). According to a source, Ephraim and Dever are in talks to return on a recurring basis. As far as Morrison’s involvement goes, there is currently no deal in place for him to return.
Ephraim and Dever aren’t surprising. Both have been busy since the show ended. Dever even has a new show in pre-production. At least, according to IMDb.
I’m curious to see the reception the return receives. LMS was originally on the air while everyone assumed Hillary Clinton was going to be president. Some assumed that was the only way the jokes were allowed (see WATCH: ‘Last Man Standing’ Brutally Mocks College Liberals and ‘Last Man Standing’ Keeps Coming. Takes Firm Jab at Obama). Trump gets elected, and suddenly networks are no longer interested in throwing the right a bone. The show was canceled. Since then, leftists have only grown more unhinged. Plus we have a summer of Supreme Court outrage before Last Man Standing’s premiere date. Between now and the premeire date, more screws are going to come undone than any parody show could ever hope to capture. So there will be no shortage of material.
My gut says the RESIST doucheburritos are going to be looking for another scalp to go with Roseanne’s. We’ll see. I just want to be entertained again.