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“Last Man Standing”
Season Premiere Friday, September 25 at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC
by forces seeking to test his ideas on just about everything
in which he strongly believes
The clothing design business for middle daughter, Mandy, is starting to thrive. This budding entrepreneur discovers that her father is an important emotional resource as she deals with the aggravations that accompany her drive towards success. But that drive brings into contrast the different approaches she and her boyfriend, Kyle, take towards life. Mandy is ambitious and has big dreams, while the loyal and cheerful Kyle is content with where he is: working with his hero, Mike.
Mike must help his youngest daughter, Eve, navigate the stress of her final year of high school as she strives toward her lifelong dream of attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. But events unfold, which cause Eve to wonder where her dreams begin and where other people’s (particularly Mike’s) expectations of her end. ChuckLarabee, Mike’s neighbor, is now the head of security at Outdoor Man. While Mike and Chuck insist that the conflict between them comes from their differences, everyone else knows it comes from their similarities. They’re both grumpy, difficult and opinionated. And proud of it.
Mike’s long-time boss and friend, Ed Alzate, finds himself learning to date again in a social media world. He depends upon Mike’s daughters, particularly Mandy, to help him navigate these strange waters (and apps). For better or worse, Ed continues to prove that age is no indication of someone’s youth.Mike tries to escape all the drama in the warm, manly embrace of the Outdoor Man store. He still revels in his Outdoor Man video-blog, which he delightedly uses as a pulpit for his opinions and a voice to appeal to those who agree that manliness is under assault.
Through it all, Mike is a beacon of common sense amid the chaos of a larger world that keeps changing; and, according to Mike Baxter, those changes are not for the better.
“Last Man Standing” stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Jordan Masterson as Ryan Vogelson, ChristophSanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison as Boyd Baxter, Jonathan Adams as Chuck Larabee and Hector Elizondoas Ed Alzate.