Last Man Standing Renewed For Season 9 After Finale Snafu, But Will Kaitlyn Dever Return?

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Lower than three weeks after leaving viewers on a little bit of a cliffhanger with its adjusted-for-lockdown Season eight finale, Last Man Standing bought one of the best information doable from Fox. The Tim Allen-starring sitcom has been renewed for Season 9, which is able to give showrunner Kevin Abbott and his artistic workforce the prospect to ship a correct follow-up on the labor-intensive storyline. What’s extra, Last Man Standing‘s producers can now rededicate themselves to the mission of bringing actress Kaitlyn Dever again full-time.

Though it is the most-watched comedy in Fox’s present schedule, Last Man Standing wasn’t wholly assured to be making it to Season 9. The present’s scores, whereas strong for a Friday-night comedy, aren’t hitting the excessive marks that Last Man Standing achieved throughout its earliest weeks again on the air following its ABC cancellation. The sitcom does do properly in delayed viewing, nonetheless, as bolstered by followers who cannot get sufficient of Tim Allen and Nancy Travis’ loving (and typically politically motivated) couple.

Now that we all know Last Man Standing is totally coming again for a brand new season, the largest query nearly positively revolves round how typically viewers will get to see Kaitlyn Dever’s Eve Baxter. From Season 7 onward, Dever took on a smaller recurring position inside Last Man Standing, along with her profession booming from different initiatives similar to Netflix’s Unbelievable. Lots of people cannot wait to see what new initiatives she’ll be a part of subsequent – and I am totally within the camp that wishes her to affix HBO’s The Last of Us collection – however there are tons of followers who need her to return to Last Man Standing on a much more constant foundation in Season 9 and past.

Fortunately, showrunner Kevin Abbott expressed beforehand that the purpose is certainly to get Kaitlyn Dever again for the second half of the unique season finale plan. After that, it is slim pickings, with Eve’s presence within the Baxter family totally tied to how busy Dever’s profession is at any time when manufacturing is underway for Season 9. It is all the time been simpler to safe the actress close to the start and finish of the general manufacturing, which is why she’s typically round for premieres and finales. But here is hoping there is a strategy to get Dever concerned sufficient that she will get her personal mini-arc.

After the finale had aired, showrunner Kevin Abbott expressed his dismay over having to finish Season eight within the midst of Kristin’s labor with the off-chance that Fox would not step in with a renewal order for Season 9. Abbott is now hopefully respiration simpler, understanding that he’ll have the ability to proceed increasing the Baxter household tree with a brand new batch of episodes.

Together with Last Man Standing, Fox additionally put in an order for the medical drama The Resident, which has formally been renewed for Season four after the surprisingly topical means the present ended Season 3.

Whereas Season eight is over on Fox for now, Last Man Standing followers can meet up with all eight seasons, that are at the moment streaming on Hulu. Keep tuned for extra about the place Season 9 is heading, and bookmark our Summer season 2020 TV schedule to remain present on all the massive premieres which are on the best way.

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