Fox renewed it’s popular series Last Man Standing ahead of its 150th episode mark. The notable comedy series will return for the 2019-2020 season for its eighth season on Fox, and second season overall, according to Deadline.
The renewal of the series is due to its high ratings for its current season. Despite being canceled by ABC, Last Man Standing ranks as Fox’s second highest watched and third highest scripted show. The series comes from former sister studio 20th Century Fox which is now a part of Disney. “Hard to believe Last Man Standing hits 150 episodes this week and it gets better with another upcoming season at Fox!” main character Tim Allen said.
“Great news for all of us who are creating these stories and working our pants off to make you all laugh. It’s another big high-five to the legions of loyal fans who have faithfully kept us front and center and huge on the radar. Thanks to our family at FOX who continue to make us feel so at home. Man, if we keep this up, they might have to call our show: Last Man Unable to Stand,” Allen said. Last Man Standing averages more than 11 million viewers on multiple platforms coming in as the No. 1 scripted program on Friday night with a 29% lead over Blue Bloods which comes in at no. 2.
When commenting on the show’s success, Michael Thorn, president of entertainment for Fox said “much of that credit goes to the incredibly funny and talented Tim Allen, not to mention Nancy, Hector and the rest of the show’s great cast. We’d like to thank Kevin, Matt and the entire crew, along with our partners at 20th Century Fox Television, for overseeing one of television’s most popular comedies. We’d also like to congratulate them all on reaching 150 episodes – a milestone that’s well-deserved.” He also said “Last Man Standing roared out of the gate on Fox, and has maintained its ratings dominance ever since.” The series is created by Jack Burditt with Kevin Abbott serving as the showrunner. Tim Allen, Kevin Hench, Becky Clements, Rick Messina, and Shawn Levy are just some of the executive producers of Last Man Standing.