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'Last Man Standing' Season 9: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Fox sitcom

The sitcom revolves around Mike Baxter, his wife Vanessa and his three daughters played by Kaitlyn Dever, Amanda Fuller and Molly Ephraim
UPDATED MAY 20, 2020
Tim Allen (Fox)
Tim Allen (Fox)

'Last Man Standing' had almost gone off the air after their sixth season before Fox took it up for Season 7 and 8. Now, Tim Allen has excitedly announced that the sitcom will be coming to Fox for Season 9 and we could not be more glad. Allen tweeted a series of tweets letting his fans know that his sitcom has been renewed. With a picture that showcased Allen with his on-screen wife played by Nancy Travis, Allen tweeted, "Talk about #GoodNewsTues@LastManStanding is returning for yet another season!! Can't wait to be back with my #TV #Famly." Here is all we know about the upcoming season.

Release date

The commencement of production is yet to be released due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for updates.


The sitcom revolves around Mike Baxter (Tim Allen), his wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) and his three daughters played by Kaitlyn Dever, Amanda Fuller and Molly Ephraim. Baxter, who is a senior executive and director of marketing for an iconic outdoor sporting goods store chain may be the man at work, but at home, he's surrounded by the Baxter girls. The show also has other inclusive characters such as the Baxters son-in-laws and a grandson, to bring on the funny. As of the previous season, the Baxters are now empty-nesters, they just have foreign-exchange student Jen (Dr. Ken‘s Krista Marie Yu) now.


Tim Allen

Tim Allen speaks onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Allen is an actor and comedian who is known for his roles as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor on 'Home Improvement' (1991–1999) and as Scott Calvin and Santa Claus in The Santa Clause film trilogy. He is the voice of Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story franchise as well. His other works include, 'Christmas with the Kranks', 'Redbelt', 'The Shaggy Dog' and 'Wild Hogs.'

Amanda Fuller

Amanda Fuller attends the FOX Winter TCA All Star Party at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 07, 2020 in Pasadena, California.

Amanda Fuller plays the role of Kristin Beth Baxter, Mike and Vanessa's eldest daughter. Fuller is an actress who first appeared as Eve in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. After which she has appeared in other series like 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', 'NCIS', '7th Heaven', 'Judging Amy', 'Boston Public', and 'Orange is the New Black'.

The rest of the cast members include Nancy Travis as Vanessa, Molly McCook as Mandy, Christoph Sanders as Kyle, Jordan Masterson as Ryan, Jonathan Adams as Chuck, Hector Elizondo as Ed, and Kaitlyn Dever as Eve.


The creator of the series is Jack Burditt, a producer and writer, known for '30 Rock' (2006), 'Frasier' (1993) and 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.' Burditt won two Emmy awards for 'Frasier' and three as an executive producer for '30 Rock'. 


The trailer for Season 9 of 'Last Man Standing' is yet to be released, stay tuned for updates.

Where to watch

The series aired on the ABC Network for 6 seasons before being canceled - it was later taken up by Fox. 'Last Man Standing' will return to Fox for Season 9.

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