‘Last Man Standing’ is an American sitcom that first aired on October 11, 2011, on ABC. It follows Mike Baxter, a senior executive at a sporting goods store chain, and a father to three daughters. The show revolves around his family life, which also includes his grandson and other men who are either married to his daughters or are dating them. Created by Jack Burditt, the show was canceled on ABC after 6 seasons, after which Fox picked it up. Initially, the series got unfavorable responses from the critics for its predictability and lack of quality humor; however, the viewers felt differently. The show managed to garner a strong fan base, who even petitioned to bring the show back when it was canceled by ABC. Are you waiting to hear about the ninth season? We’ve got you covered!
Last Man Standing Season 9 Release Date
‘Last Man Standing’ season 8 released on January 2, 2020, on Fox and rounded up on April 30, 2020. Season 8 consists of 21 episodes with a running time of 21 minutes each.
As far as the ninth installment of the series is concerned, here is what we know. Fox renewed the series for season 9 in May 2020, but unfortunately, the ninth season will also be the last. ‘Last Man Standing’ season 9 is set to release on January 3, 2021, at 9:30 pm ET.
We saved the best for last. 💙
— Last Man Standing (@LastManStanding) December 21, 2020
Last Man Standing Season 9 Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of the series is helmed by Tim Allen, who plays Michael Baxter. Vanessa Baxter (Nancy Travis) is Michael’s wife, and together they have three daughters, Kristin (Amanda Fuller), Mandy (Molly McCook), and Eve (Kaitlyn Dever). Other cast members are Christoph Sanders (Kyle Anderson), Jordan Masterson (Ryan Vogelson), Jonathan Adams (Chuck Larabee), Hector Elizondo (Edward “Ed” Alzate), and Krista Marie Yu (Jen). All these actors will return in season 9 along with recurring cast members that include Bill Engvall (Reverend Paul), Jet Jurgensmeyer (Boyd), Jay Leno (Joe Leonard), and Susan Sullivan (Bonnie). Melissa Peterman (CeCe), Francois Chau (Henry), and Lauren Tom (Fiona) will be seen in guest appearances. Sophia McKinlay will play Mandy and Kyl’s daughter Sarah.
Last Man Standing Season 9 Plot: What can it be about?
Season 8 ends with Eve coming back home for a weekend visit, while Vanessa tries to re-create a childhood tradition for her daughters. The Baxter family is expecting two additions to the family since Mandy is pregnant with her first child, and Kristin goes into labor with her baby daughter.
Season 9 will begin with the family living through the global pandemic. Outdoor Man and Bud’s Buds will be affected by the lockdown, causing the family to face hardship on the financial front. Mike and Ryan will start to acknowledge and appreciate each other’s points of view while they open up to the idea of learning from each other. Good times are ahead as Mandy will give birth to a baby girl, Sarah. The series will then see a time jump to 2023 after the situation with the pandemic has been resolved. Mike and Vanessa will start to think about their future. When Mike retires, who will take over Outdoor Man, is one of the things fans can look forward to. While Mandy will decide to take a break from work and give more time to her daughter, Kyle will work towards becoming a pastor. We may also see Eve more often in the upcoming season.
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