LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 07:  Tim Allen and Nancy Travis arrive at the FOX Summer TCA 2019 All-Star Party at Fox Studios on August 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
TV - Movies
How Last Man
Standing's Tim Allen
And Nancy Travis
Really Feel About
The Series' Ending
On “Last Man Standing,” Tim Allen played Mike Baxter, a marketing director for an outdoor sporting goods chain and a father to three daughters, with Nancy Travis as Baxter's wife, Vanessa. The sitcom had a tumultuous journey throughout its nine seasons, before the series finale in May of 2021, and here is how Allen and Travis felt about the show ending.
Both Travis and Allen said they were having trouble letting go of the show, with Travis highlighting how the pandemic removed the possibility of a wrap party. "You go to work, you see these people day in and day out for nine years, and then you walk away," Travis said.
Allen talked about his attachment to the show and the performers, noting that he'd watched Kaitlyn Dever, who played Eve Baxter, grow up in the series, as she was only 12 years old when "Last Man Standing" began. Allen said that knowing the ending of the show was coming was, in a way, more difficult than a sudden cancellation, even though he agreed it was time for the show to end.