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Less than a week after the Tim Allen-led sitcom Last Man Standing began filming Season 9, they announced that this will be the show’s final season.
On Thursday, October 8, Allen tweeted that it was his first day on set to film the new season, which also includes new safety protocols like being tested for COVID-19.
“So happy to be back working with my TV family on Last Man Standing! I’m beginning to enjoy the daily nose swabs. Should that be concerning?” the legendary actor tweeted.
The actress who plays his daughter Eve, Kaitlyn Dever, replied, “Yes dad [sic].”
Last Man Standing debuted in 2011 on ABC and ran for six seasons before being cancelled in 2017 despite being the network’s second-highest rated sitcom. Fox picked up the show for a seventh season, which began airing in 2018, but the long-running sitcom will come to an end after the current ninth season.
Allen announced the news on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday (Oct. 14).
He followed the announcement up with another tweet saying, “So hard to express how cool it’s been to be a part of this near decade long creation. Our final year…damn. You are going to love the what we are planning! Shooting as I type.”
“I’ve been one lucky dude to have been part of Last Man Standing,” Allen said, according to Deadline. “I so appreciate the incredible support from our fans over this near decade of work. As we approach the ninth season, I just admire and feel grateful for all the hard work our wonderful cast and crew have done. We had all considered to end the show after last season, but together with Fox, we decided to add a year so we could produce a full season to create the gentle and fun goodbye. I’m looking forward to a memorable and hilarious final season.”
We are sad that Last Man Standing will be ending, but are excited to see what they have in store for us!