Forward of the present’s landmark 150th episode, Fox has renewed “Final Man Standing” for Season eight to run by 2019 and 2020.
Information of the Tim Allen-led present’s new season order got here from Michael Thorn, president of leisure for Fox. Season eight will mark the present’s second season airing on the community, after being canceled in Season 6 at its authentic residence on ABC.
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“Laborious to imagine ‘Final Man Standing’ hits 150 episodes this week and it will get higher with one other upcoming season at FOX!” Allen mentioned in an announcement. “Nice information for all of us who’re creating these tales and dealing our pants off to make you all snort. It’s one other huge high-five to the legions of loyal followers who’ve faithfully stored us entrance and heart and big on the radar. Due to our household at FOX who proceed to make us really feel so at residence. Man, if we preserve this up, they could must name our present: ‘Final Man Unable to Stand.’”
Thorn echoed these sentiments in an announcement of his personal.
“‘Final Man Standing’ roared out of the gate on FOX, and has maintained its rankings dominance ever since,” Thorn mentioned. “A lot of that credit score goes to the extremely humorous and proficient Tim Allen, to not point out Nancy, Hector and the remainder of the present’s nice solid. We’d wish to thank Kevin, Matt and the whole crew, together with our companions at 20th Century Fox Tv, for overseeing one among tv’s hottest comedies. We’d additionally wish to congratulate all of them on reaching 150 episodes — a milestone that’s well-deserved.”
The present is a rankings winner for the community, averaging greater than 11 million multiplatform viewers per episode. It stands because the No. 1 scripted program on Friday nights. Whereas viewers appear to benefit from the Baxter household antics, the present has been criticized prior to now for its politically proper leanings.
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Allen beforehand addressed the difficulty to Fox Information, arguing that he merely desires the present to ship pleasing family-oriented content material.
“My comedy has been the identical since I’ve been doing it for 33 years and it’s concerning the final political divide — (between) women and men,” he mentioned at. “I’ve been doing that — and that’s all it’s about. And beneath all of that’s that you simply simply don’t get the opposite aspect, however you’re keen on the opposite aspect.”
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Followers can tune into the 150th episode on Friday. In response to the episode’s synopsis from Fox, it is going to characteristic Mike Baxter making an attempt to get his daughter’s clothes line off the bottom by serving to her pitch to an aggressive gross sales consultant performed by visitor star Melissa Peterman.