FOX announced that the comedy “Last Man Standing” will stay on the network for another season. The family-comedy, which stars Tim Allen, will return during the 2019-2020 season. The announcement was made by Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment for FOX Entertainment. The series’ return marks its second season on FOX, and eighth in total.
“Hard to believe Last Man Standing hits 150 episodes this week and it gets better with another upcoming season at FOX!” said Allen. “Great news for all of us who are creating these stories and working our pants off to make you all laugh. It’s another big high-five to the legions of loyal fans who have faithfully kept us front and center and huge on the radar. Thanks to our family at FOX who continue to make us feel so at home. Man, if we keep this up, they might have to call our show: Last Man Unable to Stand.”
“Last Man Standingroared out of the gate on FOX, and has maintained its ratings dominance ever since,” said Thorn. “Much of that credit goes to the incredibly funny and talented Tim Allen, not to mention Nancy, Hector and the rest of the show’s great cast. We’d like to thank Kevin, Matt and the entire crew, along with our partners at 20th Century Fox Television, for overseeing one of television’s most popular comedies. We’d also like to congratulate them all on reaching 150 episodes – a milestone that’s well-deserved.”
The show has been doing well on the network, averaging more than 11M Multi-Platform viewers and ranking as the top scripted program on Friday night. That’s a 29% advantage over “Blue Bloods” in second-place.
The series improves upon FOX’s year-ago Friday 8:00-8:30 PM half-hour by +50% in Adults 18-49 and +112% in Total Viewers. According to the network, Last Man Standing’s fall 2018 premiere was the most-watched Friday regular comedy telecast on any network in 15 years.
In the all-new, milestone 150th episode, “Yass Queen,” airing tonight, April 19th, Mike (Allen) tries to help Mandy (Molly McCook) get her clothing line off the ground and into stores by inviting her to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep (guest star Melissa Peterman).
Meanwhile, Ed (Hector Elizondo) hires Kyle (Christoph Sanders) to transcribe his life story. The series also stars Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Jordan Masterson, Jonathan Adams, Jet Jurgensmeyer and Krista Marie Yu.
In celebration of the 150th episode, the original pilot for Last Man Standing will stream on Twitter for 12 hours.