Good news folks, Fox has officially announced on 19th May that the Last Man Standing has been renewed for its 9th season. Amid corona pandemic what can we expect more from the production and the creators that they are all set to make us amused with new plots in the story? However, there are no officialised dates for its release yet but you can expect it in early 2021.
It is a situational comedy series with a very huge followership on multimedia platforms worldwide. Created by Jack Burditt and executive produced by Kevin Abbott (the showrunner). The storyline is around Baxter Family, Tim, the family head with Venessa, his wife with 3 amazing daughters, who has grown from season to season and already in adulthood or near to it.
The 8th season was released on Jan 2, 2020, on Fox, and due to Global Pandemic, it has been shortened from 22 episodes to 21, where Kristin has gone to labour room for delivering a baby, and it seems that she will only come out in season 9, it’s like leaving us on the cliff hanger…
The cast of the series:
- Tim Allen as Mike Baxter
- Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter
- Amanda Fuller as Kristin Beth Baxter
- Molly McCook as Amanda Elaine “Mandy” Baxter-Anderson
- Christoph Sanders as Kyle Anderson
- Jordan Masterson as Ryan Vogelson
As per the green signal from Fox, The crew and cast have to get back to shooting with a lot of precautions, regular sanitization on the set and a very few people will be doing it with almost no audience around. Now Allen and Abbott are all set to show what impact Corona will have on Baxter Family.
Abbott said in an interview: “With the virus, I’m the one that believes comedy is important in a time like this.” A sportswriter Dan Ferguson has written something which Abbott admires a lot “Laughter shrinks troubles down to a size where you can talk about them.”
Abbott continues: “And to me, that means that sometimes things just seem so overwhelming and so huge that you can’t even deal with them, and laughing about them makes them seem not so world-ending. And something like the virus, which is kind of world-ending, I would love to have a chance to deal with that, to see what are the after-effects on our family. The world will have changed and we will change with it. I mean this in the most sensitive way I can, that is an interesting thing to do.”
Abbott wants to bring “comfort and laughter” to the “Last Man Standing” audience.
He continued: “I hope that we make them feel better at the end of watching a show, about whatever given situation, if they can find anything to relate to in what our characters are going through.”
He wants to put out some positivity in the viewer’s heart.