Last Man Standing is an ABC sitcom starring Tim Allen (Home Improvement) and Nancy Travis (Becker). Last Man Standing tells the story of Mike Baxter (Tim Allen), a man unsure of his place in the woman's world we live in today. Mike is a marketing director for the an outdoor sporting goods store, loves adventure and drives a pick-up truck - he is your typical guys' guy. Although Mike is in charge at work, he is the odd man out in a household dominated by women: his wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis), and their daughters Kristin, Mandy and Eve. After years being a stay-at-home mom, Vanessa recently returned to the workplace and was swiftly promoted. With his wife's increased work load, Mike is pushed to become a more hands-on parent.
Last Man Standing premiered October 11, 2011, as part of the 2011/12 season. On November 3, 2011, ABC gave the show a full season pick-up, increasing their order by 13 episodes to at least 22 episodes. In January 2012, ABC ordered an additional two episodes of the show, bringing the season's total to 24. ABC renewed Last Man Standing for a second season in May 2012 and announced its plan to move the show to a new Friday comedy block in the fall. Last Man Standing was renewed for a third season by ABC in May 2013.
Last Man Standing stars Tim Allen as Mike, Nancy Travis as Vanessa, Molly Ephraim as Mandy, Alexandra Krosney as Kristin, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve, Christoph Sanders as Kyle, and Hector Elizondo (Chicago Hope) as Ed.
Last Man Standing was created by Jack Burditt (30 Rock), who serves as executive producer with Tim Allen, Becky Clements, Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy, Richard Baker and Rick Messina. John Pasquin (Home Improvement, The Santa Clause) directs the show. Last Man Standing airs on ABC and is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.