Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing

You can’t get manlier than Mike Baxter (Tim Allen). He loves to have adventures while he’s traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck. But Mike is about to find out that it’s not a man’s world anymore. While he might be king of the hill at work at an iconic outdoor sporting goods store, he’s the odd man out in a home dominated by his wife and three daughters. After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Mike’s wife, Vanessa (Nancy Travis), recently returned to the workplace and was quickly promoted – much to the dismay of her primarily male co-workers. Now that Vanessa’s work load had increased, Mike is pulled into more hands-on parenting than ever before. A traditional “manly man,” Mike finds himself giving somewhat unorthodox boy advice to Eve (Kaitlyn Dever), his 13-year-old tomboy daughter. The well-intentioned Dad also plays Cupid for his 17-year-old daughter, Mandy (Molly Ephraim), by setting her up on a blind-date with Kyle, one of his employees he thinks would be the perfect guy for her. But Mandy already has a boyfriend, someone Mike is less than thrilled with when he finds out that he prefers “mani/pedis” and can’t change a tire. Mike’s set-up gets even more off track when Kyle accidentally meets Mike’s eldest daughter, Kristin (Alexandra Krosney). She’s a 20-year-old single mom living at home, desperately trying to juggle her work load with parenting her toddler son, possibly Mike’s only ally. Today it’s a woman’s world, and this man’s man is on a mission to get men back to their rightful place in society.
You can’t get manlier than Mike Baxter (Tim Allen). He loves to have adventures while he’s traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck. But Mike is about to find out that it’s not a man’s world anymore. While he might be king of the hill at work at an iconic outdoor sporting goods store, he’s the odd man out in a home dominated by his wife and three daughters. After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Mike’s wife, Vanessa (Nancy Travis), recently returned to the workplace and was quickly promoted – much to the dismay of her primarily male co-workers. Now that Vanessa’s work load had increased, Mike is pulled into more hands-on parenting than ever before. A traditional “manly man,” Mike finds himself giving somewhat unorthodox boy advice to Eve (Kaitlyn Dever), his 13-year-old tomboy daughter. The well-intentioned Dad also plays Cupid for his 17-year-old daughter, Mandy (Molly Ephraim), by setting her up on a blind-date with Kyle, one of his employees he thinks would be the perfect guy for her. But Mandy already has a boyfriend, someone Mike is less than thrilled with when he finds out that he prefers “mani/pedis” and can’t change a tire. Mike’s set-up gets even more off track when Kyle accidentally meets Mike’s eldest daughter, Kristin (Alexandra Krosney). She’s a 20-year-old single mom living at home, desperately trying to juggle her work load with parenting her toddler son, possibly Mike’s only ally. Today it’s a woman’s world, and this man’s man is on a mission to get men back to their rightful place in society.

Season 1 (24 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 10/11/2011 Runtime: 21:37 min.

    Original air date: 10/11/2011 Runtime: 21:37 min. Mike plays Cupid for Mandy by setting her up on a blind-date with Kyle, one of his employees who he thinks would be the perfect guy for her. But Mike's set-up gets off track when Kyle accidentally meets Kristin. Meanwhile at work, Mike's long-time boss and friend, Ed, announces that he's grounding Mike from their catalog's international photo shoots and putting him in charge of the company's webpage. In this new role, Mike discovers that the Internet might actually provide him just the outlet he needs, a platform that gives him a voice to appeal to those who agree that manliness is under assault, and a pulpit for his opinions about feeling like the last real man in a woman's world.

  • 2. Last Baby Proofing Standing

    Original air date: 10/11/2011 Runtime: 21:26 min.

    Original air date: 10/11/2011 Runtime: 21:26 min. Mike is outnumbered by his wife and daughters when they all agree that baby proofing the house is a good idea. But soon Vanessa has second thoughts when she finds herself home by herself babysitting Boyd and can't release the toilet seat's complicated childproof latch. Meanwhile, Mike thinks it's time for Mandy to earn her own money and gets her a job delivering pizzas -- without first consulting Vanessa.

  • 3. Grandparents Day

    Original air date: 10/18/2011 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 10/18/2011 Runtime: 21:31 min. When Vanessa forces a reluctant Mike to attend Grandparents Day at their grandson Boyd's preschool, Mike manages to insult the daycare teacher and Boyd gets kicked out of school. Boyd's mom, Kristin, tells Mike that he now has to look after him, so Mike takes the two-year-old to work with him. Meanwhile, after an elderly looking grandmother at the Grandparents Day event thinks she and Vanessa are the same age, Vanessa goes out of her way to look more youthful -- hoping no one sees her buying clothes from a boutique her 17-year-old daughter, Mandy, shops at.

  • 4. Last Halloween Standing

    Original air date: 10/25/2011 Runtime: 21:36 min.

    Original air date: 10/25/2011 Runtime: 21:36 min. Mike feels let down when his daughters aren't into celebrating Halloween with him the way they used to. He decides that his two-year-old grandson, Boyd, can be his perfect trick or treat partner. But Kristin, Boyd's mother, adamantly tells him that she doesn't want her son to go out on Halloween. Mike sneaks him out -- with a plan to get the child home before Kristin gets back from work. When Mike, dressed as John Wayne from "The Green Berets," gets to Ed's house with Boyd, they are greeted at the door by Ed's lady friend, Elvira (guest star Cassandra Peterson).

  • 5. Co-ed Softball

    Original air date: 11/01/2011 Runtime: 21:39 min.

    Original air date: 11/01/2011 Runtime: 21:39 min. Mike must decide which way he will vote when the all-male Outdoor Man's softball team gets a mandate to allow females to play. Also, while helping a reluctant Mandy fill out college applications, Kristin makes some decisions about her own future. Mike hopes Mandy will go to his alma mater of Michigan State, but Vanessa wants her to attend her alma mater, the rival Ohio State.

  • 6. Good Cop, Bad Cop

    Original air date: 11/08/2011 Runtime: 21:18 min.

    Original air date: 11/08/2011 Runtime: 21:18 min. When Mandy wants to enter a contest to be on a TV modeling show, Mike intends to give her his usual "yes" -- as he does with all of his daughters' requests -- knowing that Vanessa will tell her "no." But when Vanessa insists that Mike play the bad cop this time around, he has difficulty following through.

  • 7. Home Security

    Original air date: 11/15/2011 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 11/15/2011 Runtime: 21:38 min. When a neighbor's home gets broken into, Mike thinks his fists and a cabinet full of rifles are enough to keep a home intruder at bay. But Vanessa thinks otherwise and rallies the neighbors to start a Neighborhood Watch program. While Mike patrols the block, he gets wrapped up in some neighborhood gossip which gets him into hot water.

  • 8. House Rules

    Original air date: 11/22/2011 Runtime: 21:28 min.

    Original air date: 11/22/2011 Runtime: 21:28 min. After an innocent date with Kristin, Kyle accidentally falls asleep in her bedroom. When Mike discovers this, his instinct is to take action. He establishes a new and more hard-lined set of house rules that end up causing more friction than harmony between him and his three daughters.

  • 9. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    Original air date: 11/29/2011 Runtime: 21:28 min.

    Original air date: 11/29/2011 Runtime: 21:28 min. Although Mike is thrown for a loop when he meets his new neighbors, a loving lesbian couple, he is impressed with the similar interests he shares with one of the women. Also, when Mandy catches her boyfriend in a lie, she enlists help from Kristin and Eve to make a revenge music video.

  • 10. Last Christmas Standing

    Original air date: 12/06/2011 Runtime: 21:39 min.

    Original air date: 12/06/2011 Runtime: 21:39 min. Mike's Christmas spirit gets dampened when Ryan (Nick Jonas, guest star), the father of Kristen's baby, unexpectedly comes back to town after a long absence. Kristin's boyfriend, Kyle, also doesn't know what to make of Ryan's return. Meanwhile, Ed hires Mandy as an elf at Outdoor Man, where she tries to unionize the other elves to get better perks.

  • 11. The Passion of the Mandy

    Original air date: 12/13/2011 Runtime: 21:39 min.

    Original air date: 12/13/2011 Runtime: 21:39 min. Mike, amazed that Mandy might finally have found a passion for something, takes her under his wing at work when she offers to start an Internet campaign to keep Ed's favorite barber shop hangout from closing. Also, an exhausted Vanessa insists that she can still take care of the household despite her hectic work schedule, until she falls asleep during her own business presentation.

  • 12. Moon Over Kenya

    Original air date: 01/03/2012 Runtime: 21:24 min.

    Original air date: 01/03/2012 Runtime: 21:24 min. When a rising young star on the pro fishing circuit has dinner at the Baxters' and the conversation turns to traveling the world for work, Vanessa wonders if Mike is feeling tied down now that he spends more time at home. Meanwhile, Kristin and Eve think Mandy's decision to become a vegan is another one of her passing phases.

  • 13. Take Your Daughter to Work

    Original air date: 01/10/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 01/10/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min. Mike is taken aback when he finds out that Ed -- who has been an absentee dad -- has hired his daughter, Gabriella (guest star Jamie-Lynn Sigler), to replace him as the new marketing consultant of Outdoor Man. When Ed agrees with Mike that her youth-oriented proposals to re-brand the retail stores aren't the way to go, she plays the Daddy card for all its worth. Also, Mike and Eve bring home a stray dog that Mandy thinks she’s allergic to.

  • 14. Odd Couple Out

    Original air date: 01/17/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 01/17/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min. Vanessa blames Mike for their lack of party invitations, so he attempts to be friendlier and agrees to attend a neighbor's dinner party. Elsewhere, Eve damages Mandy's car while driving without a license.

  • 15. House of Spirits

    Original air date: 02/07/2012 Runtime: 21:40 min.

    Original air date: 02/07/2012 Runtime: 21:40 min. When Vanessa gives Mike a history of their house for his birthday, they discover that a woman who once lived there over 100 years ago died upstairs. Now the family, especially Vanessa, suspects the mysterious things going on in the house are linked to the woman's ghost. Meanwhile, Ed claims to never have cash on him and keeps borrowing from the money-strapped Kyle.

  • 16. Tree of Strife

    Original air date: 02/07/2012 Runtime: 21:39 min.

    Original air date: 02/07/2012 Runtime: 21:39 min. When the overzealous Mandy gets the chance to meet her idol, Kim Kardashian, things don't go exactly as planned, but the outcome is better than she could have ever imagined. Meanwhile, Mike doesn't want "The Man" ordering him to cut down a damaged tree on his own property and rallies the family to protest down at City Hall.

  • 17. Adrenaline

    Original air date: 02/14/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 02/14/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min. When Mike gets 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and his race car to jazz up the Outdoor Man retail space, Mike realizes more than ever how much he misses the adrenaline rush he used to get from his adventures on the road. Right before Tony shows up for the opening, Kyle finds a way to give Mike a taste of that excitement once again. Also, Kristin's desire to go skydiving gets Vanessa thinking how she used to take more chances before becoming a Mom.

  • 18. Baxter & Sons

    Original air date: 02/21/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 02/21/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min. Mike's father and brother arrive in town and want to bid on constructing a new Outdoor Man store, reigniting a sibling rivalry between the brothers. Meanwhile, the girls help their grandfather enter the world of online dating.

  • 19. Ding Dong Ditch

    Original air date: 02/28/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 02/28/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min. The Baxters are constantly awakened by an early morning prankster who rings their doorbell and then runs away. When Mike catches the teen-aged boy, the kid injures himself and now his litigious father expects Mike to pay the doctor bill. Also, single working mom Kristin starts college.

  • 20. Animal Wrongs

    Original air date: 03/20/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 03/20/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min. When Mandy’s new boyfriend, Terrence, turns out to be an animal rights activist, he clashes with Mike, who collects guns and hunts for sport. Meanwhile, Kyle discovers through an online site that, like Ed, he is Basque, and Ed embraces him as his “brother”.

  • 21. Wherefore Art Thou, Mike Baxter

    Original air date: 04/10/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 04/10/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min. After Mike and Ed invite Kyle to join the team for The Outdoor Man's annual sports competition, they have second thoughts, since his non-athletic ways might earn their team yet another loss. Meanwhile Vanessa tries to explain herself when she is overheard saying she didn't want to attend Eve's soccer game and Mandy's school play.

  • 22. This Bud's for You

    Original air date: 04/17/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 04/17/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min. When Mike's dad, Bud (guest star Robert Forster), moves to town to be the builder on the new Outdoor Man store, Vanessa is concerned that some of Bud's well-intentioned ways might elevate Mike's high blood pressure.

  • 23. The Spotlight

    Original air date: 05/01/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 05/01/2012 Runtime: 21:38 min. When Mike realizes he unintentionally upstaged Vanessa's announcement about being nominated as the top volunteer school parent, his efforts to make it up to her might cause more harm than good. Meanwhile, Eve is afraid she won't fit in at high school; and Ed wants to release an Outdoor Man action figure inspired by Mike.

  • 24. Found Money

    Original air date: 05/08/2012 Runtime: 21:27 min.

    Original air date: 05/08/2012 Runtime: 21:27 min. When Vanessa's sweet but flighty sister, April (guest star Christina Moore), comes to visit, Mike knows she's only coming to ask for yet another loan. Mike would rather use any extra money they have to buy a tank so that he and Ed can take it to a junkyard to run over old cars and boats. Meanwhile, when Kristen and Kyle decide to break up, Kyle is more concerned with what Mike will think.