Fans of the show “Last Man Standing” have been wanting it to return to the airwaves ever since it was canceled in 2016. Now their wish has officially come true, with the show being picked up for a seventh season by Fox.
Tim Allen, who plays father and husband Mike Baxter to the Baxter family, announced the news on his social media:
— Last Man Standing (@LastManStanding) May 11, 2018
“Excited?” Allen asked Fox. “Team LMS was in the sixth inning, ahead by four runs, stands were packed and then for no reason, they call off the game. It leaves you sitting in the dugout, holding a bat and puzzled. Now we get the news from Fox that it's time to get back out on that diamond — hell yes, I'm excited!”
— Last Man Standing (@LastManStanding) December 30, 2016
“When I heard the offer to create more episodes of 'Last Man Standing,' I did a fist pump so hard I threw my back out,” he added. “It’s the fans! I could not be more grateful for the fans who wrote petitions and kept up the passion and incredible support for the show.”
Allen had teased the show's return earlier this month:
They heard all your voices people!! LMS just might be a reality. Keep it up. Who wants more #LastManStanding ?
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) May 3, 2018
“'Last Man Standing' ended too soon and the outcry from the fans has been deafening,” Gary Newman and Dana Walden, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, told Fox News.
“We've wanted to put the show back together since its final taping a year ago, and Tim never gave up hope either,” they continued. “Thanks to its millions of devoted viewers and the irrepressible Tim Allen, we haven't seen the last of 'Last Man Standing.'”
The show will be airing during the 2018-2019 season.