Last Man Standing - Season 3 |VERIFIED|
Fox announced that the comedy will end after season nine, which will premiere sometime in January and will consist of 21 episodes. A total of 194 episodes will have aired across its run on ABC and then Fox.
Last Man Standing - Season 3
Last Man Standing originally premiered on ABC in 2011 and was canceled after six seasons in 2017, but Fox picked the show back up in 2018 for a seventh season. In a statement, star and executive producer Tim Allen promised a final run that fans won't forget.
"I've been one lucky dude to have been part of Last Man Standing," he said. "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."
Black Lightning will end after its fourth and final season airs in February 2021. Showrunner Salim Akil took to Instagram to thank the show's family. "When we first started the Black Lighting journey, I knew that Jefferson Pierce and his family of powerful Black Women would be a unique addition to the super hero genre. The love that Blerds and all comic book fans around the globe have shown this series over the past three seasons proved what we imagined, Black People Want To See Themselves in all their complexities," Akil wrote. Up next? A spinoff named after Painkiller, another character in the DC universe.
On Nov. 10, Netflix took to Instagram to confirm that The Umbrella Academy will return for season three. According to Variety, production begins in Feb. 2021 in Toronto. Season three will include 10 hour-long episodes.
Kim Cattrall's soapy drama about faith, wealth and hot gossip will not be returning after just one season on air. According to Variety, rising production costs amid the coronavirus pandemic contributed to FOX's decision.
Though it was initially renewed for season two in September 2019, Showtime gave Kirsten Dunst's show the ax in October."Last year, Showtime renewed On Becoming a God in Central Florida but unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we were unable to move forward with production on the new season," Showtime said in a statement to E! News. "The pandemic has continued to challenge schedules across the board, and although we have made every effort to reunite the cast and crew for a second season, that has become untenable. It is with great regret that we are acknowledging On Becoming a God will not return."
Despite having been renewed for a fourth and final season, Glow won't be returning after all. A Netflix spokesperson said that the streaming site decided not to do a fourth season "due to COVID, which makes shooting this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast especially challenging."
On June 19, 2012, it was also announced that twins Luke and Evan Kruntchev, who played the role of Boyd in season one, would not be returning; they were replaced by Flynn Morrison in season 2. The character of Boyd was also age-advanced from two years old to five years old.
The second season initially received a 13-episode order. ABC announced on November 12, 2012, that an additional three scripts had been ordered. On November 27, five more episodes were ordered to bring the second-season episode total to 18.
Variety also confirmed in an exclusive report that 20th Century Fox Television would shop the series to other networks and streaming services in hopes it would be picked up for a seventh season; however, another home was not quickly found.
Deadline Hollywood reported that Fox was in talks for another season, but it was "by no means a sure thing", suggesting it would depend on whether the actors could be re-signed "at reasonable salaries".
On July 2, 2018, Fox announced that, in addition to Allen, series regulars Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Hector Elizondo, Christoph Sanders, Jordan Masterson and Jonathan Adams had all signed on to appear in the season 7 reboot.
ABC renewed Last Man Standing for a third season in May. While the family comedy from 20th Century Fox Television was down year-over-year, it continues to lure a broader audience to the network. Its second season finale in March was just shy of its freshman run, ending with a respectable 1.6 in the key adults demo.
After bidding farewell to viewers without giving Season 8 its originally planned finale, Tim Allen's Last Man Standing was finally able to return to Fox with its Season 9 premiere on January 3 following an afternoon full of NFL football. The downside here is that Last Man Standing is now in its final season (barring another network stepping in to renew it), and the creative team's efforts have been slightly hindered by COVID-related safety protocols. The silver lining, though, is that this allowed for not only some interesting storytelling tactics, but also the return of former series regular Kaitlyn Dever.
It's obviously understandable why Last Man Standing showrunner Kevin Abbott didn't get Kaitlyn Dever back onto the set to film her cameo in the season premiere, given the focus on keeping the cast mostly limited due to COVID precautions. But for fans who miss Eve's sardonic presence on a weekly basis, this cameo probably came across as a bit too limited, since it seems like the episode could have brought her back for another video call in the third act. That said, it's possible the producers did get more time with Dever with the goal of sprinkling her appearances throughout the final season, as opposed to delivering longer moments in fewer episodes.
It's unclear if that will be the only time jump in Season 9, or if Last Man Standing's writers will continue pushing forward in time as the series gets closer to its (second) series finale. It could allow for a grander sense of closure if viewers got to continue watching the extended Baxter family evolving as the season goes on, but then that might have its own semi-depressing connotations when the end arrives.
Here's every Home Improvement actor who guest-starred on Tim Allen's Last Man Standing. Home Improvement was one of the biggest sitcoms of the '90s, with the premise being loosely inspired by Allen's "Primitive Man" standup routine. The series cast him as Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor - who grunts A LOT - host of a home improvement show called Tool Time, but most of the drama revolved around his domestic life with wife Jill (Patricia Richardson) and their three sons. Home Improvement's success led Allen to other hits like Toy Story and The Santa Clause, while the sitcom itself came to a close in 1999 after eight seasons.
Richardson played Tim's wife Jill on Home Improvement, and it was a joint decision between her and Allen that the sitcom ended after eight seasons, as they feared it becoming stale. They both turned down huge paydays for a potential Home Improvement season 9 for that reason. Richardson played Helen Potts for two episodes of Last Man Standing, with her first appearance in the fittingly titled "Helen Potts" being littered with Home Improvement callbacks. This includes a Binford toolbox, while Mike's neighbor Chuck (Jonathan Adams) does his best Wilson impression - including having most of his face covered by random objects.
Home Improvement made Jonathan Taylor Thomas a teen idol during the '90s, where he played Randy, the middle child of the Taylor clan. Thomas departed Home Improvement after its seventh season to focus on education, but a supposed riff between him and Allen - who questioned why the young actor made other movies following his exit instead of focusing on his studies - saw him skip a return in the sitcom's finale. Thomas largely stepped away from acting in the 2000s but returned for a few episodes of Last Man Standing. He actually played two different characters on the show; Kristin's boss John during season 3 and Randy - son of Richardson's Helen - during the fourth season.
Groundhog Day co-star Stephen Tobolowsky was the first choice to play Tim's Tool Time sidekick Al on Home Improvement. When he backed out, Richard Karn was cast instead and became an audience favorite. Allen and Karn showed the affable chemistry between them was still alive and well when the latter guested as architect Bill McKendree on Last Man Standing episodes "The Fight" and "Attractive Architect." Naturally, the show poked fun at Allen and Karn's Home Improvement past, including the fact their last "work project" seemed to last forever and that Bill recalls Mike having three sons, not daughters.
Here's a crossover you probably didn't see coming: Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor will be back for the first time in over twenty years as the Home Improvement character is slated to appear in the final season of Last Man Standing. That's right, you're about to get two Tim Allen's for the price of one. Insert your own random grunts here.
The Last Man Standing episode will find the Baxter family seeing double when "Vanessa hires a home improvement repairman who bears an uncannily resemblance to Mike, who is struggling with an idea for his Outdoor Man 10th Anniversary vlog." You can check out a brief promo for the final season below.