In early May, fans of the show Last Man Standing rejoiced after learning that the show would be returning. Originally canceled by ABC last year, a decision that left many furious as the series was one of very few that featured conservative voices, Fox decided to bring the show back. Now, a release date has been confirmed.
Last Man Standing is scheduled to return to television at its new home on Fox on September 28, 2018, according to a tweet by leading man Tim Allen.
Since the show has been off-air for quite some time, many wondered how many original cast members would be willing and able to return.
As of this moment, Allen is set to reprise his role as Mike Baxter and Nancy Travis will return as Mike’s wife Vanessa.
Chuck, the neighbor played by Jonathan Adams, will also be coming back to the show, along with Christoph Sanders as Kyle.
Kristen, Mike’s eldest daughter, will still be played by Amanda Fuller and Jordan Masterson is going to return as Kristen’s husband, Ryan.
Hector Elizondo, who filled to role of Mike’s longtime business partner, Ed, is also said to be confirmed, according to a report by Louder with Crowder.
The remaining cast members are still uncertain. Molly Ephraim and Kaitlyn Dever, who played Mike’s other two daughters, Mandy and Eve, are said to be in talks to reprise their roles, though nothing is confirmed yet.
Dever, according to IMDb, does have a new show that is listed in pre-production, and both Ephraim and Dever have been relatively busy since the original cancellation of ABC’s Last Man Standing, so there is potential that either or both may not return.
The only other series regular that isn’t confirmed to be in talks or have a deal in place is Flynn Morrison. He played Kristen’s son, Boyd.
Since Allen announced the show’s return date, the tweet has gathered over 21,000 likes and more than 1,200 comments, the vast majority expressing excitement for the return of the series.