Tim Allen will return for a fifth season as "Mike Baxter" in Last Man Standing, a show about everything that families are dealing with today – all filtered through the blunt "man's man" comedy of an iconic American dad. Mike continues to be surrounded by forces seeking to challenge his ideas on just about everything in which he strongly believes. He tries to escape all the female drama at home in the warm, manly embrace of his job at the Outdoor Man store, a sporting goods emporium where he is marketing director. Also, he still revels in his Outdoor Man video blog, which he delightedly uses as a pulpit for his opinions and a voice to appeal to those who agree that manliness is under assault. When he's supposed to be selling mountain bikes or kayaks, for some reason he always ends up spouting off about the environment, Obamacare, international politics or any other topic occupying his mind.
[G]ive Allen credit for knowing what he wants ("Home Improvement" with daughters instead of sons) and being upfront about what he's doing. And considering that "Home" is still the last ABC sitcom to end the season as the nation's most popular, he's probably not the only person who wants it back...If you watch his performance tonight, you should also give Allen credit on another front, as well. Unlike Jerry Seinfeld, who left his sitcom as terrible an actor as when he went in, Allen improved each year of "Home"'s run — and is clearly on top of his sitcom game. You may not laugh at all his lines, but you can't deny he knows how to deliver them... Everything goes wrong, then everything goes right and everyone's happy...Except, perhaps, for viewers who want something fresh, or who don't want to hear Mike's video/parental rants against all the things he finds unmanly — a list that includes soccer, AAA, tanning salons, men who dance, fantasy football and Obamacare. It's all standard stuff, but outside of the tiresome, heard-it-all-before rants, it's not without its appeal.--Robert Bianco, USA Today, October 11, 2011
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