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Last Man Standing is without doubt one of the many exhibits that was compelled to halt manufacturing within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic however, fortunately, followers can nonetheless be excited as a result of Fox has renewed the fan-favorite sitcom for a ninth season. Nonetheless, simply because the present is shifting ahead after what’s occurred, that does not imply it will not tackle the real-life occasion in any respect.
By no means one to draw back from real-life occasions, Last Man Standing plans to discover the coronavirus disaster on display, and it appears like there shall be extra to the present addressing it than a number of strains from Tim Allen’s notably opinionated Mike. Discussing how followers might see the collection deal with it, Last Man Standing’s showrunner, Kevin Abbott, stated :
We attempt to maintain it as actual as we are able to. The virus would have impacted the [Last Man Standing] universe. I will have to have a look at, what occurred to pot outlets? What was that have like? I assure you Outside Man shall be going through the repercussions of the financial system. How did lockdown have an effect on outside gear use? How are they going to re-open? We’ll ask ourselves all these inquiries to see how lockdown affected all of that.
Kevin Abbott’s feedback to TV Information are attention-grabbing. To be trustworthy, there’s much more for Last Man Standing to probably cowl than I first thought. Each of the companies that take middle stage on the long-running sitcom could be impacted, as Mike isn’t the one member of the family who could be hit by the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
This all goes fairly deep into Last Man Standing’s historical past. Mike, his daughters (Kristin and Mandy), and his son-in-law Kyle (Mandy’s husband), all work at Outside Man. In the meantime, Kristin’s husband, Ryan, is working Bud’s Buds, the one-time pot dispensary of Mike’s late father, Bud.
Suffice it to say, the Baxters and their prolonged household might have loads to cope with once we subsequent see them. Last Man Standing’s central household had been doing fairly effectively financially between Outside Man, Bud’s Buds, and Vanessa’s tutoring service. Vanessa’s enterprise had really completed so effectively that Mike tried to purchase her an workplace in Season 8.
Off display, Last Man Standing got here simply shy of its season finale, earlier than having to halt manufacturing for the season. Because of this, Could’s impromptu season-ender culminated in a cliffhanger, and Kevin Abbott was not the largest fan of this improvement for a very good cause.
Last Man Standing left off with Kristin having gone into labor along with her child woman, and Kristin’s household was ready for the most recent arrival when the episode ended. Throughout this time, just lately returned Baxter daughter, Eve, additionally shared a touching second along with her mother and father. It was a sudden finish to what was clearly meant as a two-part season finale, and it left followers with heaps to look ahead to.
The occasions of the Season Eight finale will now be rolled into Season 9’s premiere. Tim Allen already teased the collection’ return as one thing price trying ahead to (and I’m). As for the way a lot followers will get to see of Kaitlyn Dever’s Eve when Last Man Standing resumes, keep tuned.
The Fox sitcom clearly hopes to convey her again. Provided that Eve was within the ready room when Last Man Standing left off, it might be awkward for her to not be round in Season 9’s premiere. And Aunt Eve would not need to miss the arrival of her niece.
The long-lasting Last Man Standing will return for Season 9 sooner or later after this summer season’s premieres on Fox. Whilst you look forward to the following season of the Tim Allen starrer to reach, bear in mind you can try reruns on CMT.