Last Man Standing started on ABC where it ran for six seasons. It was then canceled, but picked up by Fox. Well, it looks like it’s time for the show to finally rest as Fox recently announced that the family sitcom will come to close after its upcoming ninth season. This appears to be something that was planned and not some last minute ditch because of ratings or controversy. Star Tim Allen explained:
I’ve been one lucky dude to have been part of LAST MAN STANDING. I so appreciate the incredible support from our fans over this near decade of work. As we approach the ninth season, I just admire and feel grateful for all the hard work our wonderful cast and crew have done. We had all considered to end the show after last season, but together with FOX, we decided to add a year so we could produce a full season to create the gentle and fun goodbye. I’m looking forward to a memorable and hilarious final season.
Michael Thorn of Fox shared his love of the show in the following statement:
It has been an honor to be home for Tim Allen and LAST MAN STANDING. Millions of families have long enjoyed the show because, perhaps, they see themselves in the Baxters. The loyal affection they’ve shown proves just how much this series has meant to them. On behalf of everyone at FOX, a big, big thank you to LAST MAN STANDING’s brilliant cast, led by Tim, Nancy and Hector, as well as its writers and crew, headed by showrunner Kevin Abbott. We’ll be rooting them on throughout the season as they conclude what has been an impressive run.
Last Man Standing’s ninth season will begin airing in January. The series was created by Jack Burditt and stars Allen alongside Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Molly McCook, Christoph Sanders, Jordan Masterson, Jonathan Adams, Krista Marie Yu, and Hector Elizondo.