‘Last Man Standing’ Star Tim Allen Takes His Holiday Humor Very Seriously

last-man-standingAiring tonight on ABC, this year’s holiday episode of the very funny sitcom LAST MAN STANDING is titled ‘Putting A Hit On Christmas’ and centers on the foiled efforts of Mike and Vanessa to have a “no-fuss” Christmas without family and frills.a better than average sitcom the show was created by JACK BURDITT and features an ensemble cast that includes TIM ALLEN, NANCY TRAVIS, HECTOR ELIZONDO, AMANDA FULLER, MOLLY EPHRAIM, KAITLYN DEVER and CHRISTOPH SANDERS. A former stand-up comic who rocketed to success as a comic-actor on the TV hit HOME IMPROVEMENT and then as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Disney’s hugely popular TOY STORY franchise, ALLEN takes a lot of pride in the scripts for LAST MAN STANDING. We met up with him (along with co-stars CHRISTOPH SANDER and HECTOR ELIZONDO) on the CBS lot recently and he talked about the age-old sitcom tradition of doing annual episodes with a Christmas theme.

This year’s holiday episode of LAST MAN STANDING airs tonight on ABC-TV

ABC Makes Room For ‘Family Tools’ On Mid-Season Schedule

family-tools-abc1As recently reported, ABC is clearing the deck to make room for six new shows coming to prime-time in the Spring. Included in the new programming plans are six new series: HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE), FAMILY TOOLS, RED WIDOW, ZERO HOUR, THE TASTE and CELEBRITY DIVING. Centering on a hapless loser forced to abandon his dreams and run the family handyman business after his dad has a heart attack, FAMILY TOOLS boasts an impressive comic cast that includes KYLE BORNHEIMER, LEAH REMINI, J.K. SIMMONS and EDI GATHEGI.
We sat down with BORNHEIMER and GATHEGI recently at the Television Critics Association press event to talk about the new show and get some career background info.

FAMILY TOOLS debuts on ABC-TV 5/1/13

Tim Allen Brings The Funny With ‘Last Man Standing’

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Airing Friday night on ABC-TV, LAST MAN STANDING is a better than average family comedy that combines the battle-of-the-sexes with the battle-of-the-generations as a right-wing, “man’s man” type of guy finds himself to be odd-man-out in a household dominated by a wife and three daughters. Created by JACK BURDITT, the ensemble cast includes TIM ALLEN, NANCY TRAVIS, HECTOR ELIZONDO, AMANDA FULLER, MOLLY EPHRAIM, KAITLYN DEVER and CHRISTOPH SANDERS. A former stand-up comic who rocketed to success as a comic-actor and then as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Disney’s hugely popular TOY STORY franchise, ALLEN takes a lot of pride in the scripts for LAST MAN STANDING. We met up with him (along with co-stars CHRISTOPH SANDER and HECTOR ELIZONDO) on the CBS lot a few days ago and he talked about how the writers have found the right vibe for the series.

LAST MAN STANDING airs Friday nights on ABC-TV

ABC Orders A Passel Of Pilots For Midseason: Sarah Chalke Returns

0The announcement hit earlier this week that ABC-TV is going full-tilt in the ordering of new shows for midseason. Included in the programming plans are six new series: HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE), FAMILY TOOLS, RED WIDOW, ZERO HOUR, THE TASTE and CELEBRITY DIVING.
Centered on a single mom who is forced by circumstance to move back in with her off-beat, “free-spirit” parents, HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) stars SARAH CHALKE, ELIZABETH PERKINS and BRAD GARRETT. Long-time fans of CHALKE since her days on ROSEANNE and SCRUBS, we had a chance to sit down with her recently to talk about the new show. During our conversation, CHALKE talked about her comedy roots.

HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) debuts 4/3/13 on ABC-TV

‘Last Man Standing’ Star Tim Allen Likes ‘Stirring S#*^ Up’ In Vegas Act

tim-allen-019-570Airing Friday nights on ABC-TV, LAST MAN STANDING is a consistently funny family comedy that combines the battle-of-the-sexes with the battle-of-the-generations as a “manly man” type husband and father maneuvers the minefield that is living with a wife and three daughters. Created by JACK BURDITT, the ensemble cast includes TIM ALLEN, NANCY TRAVIS, HECTOR ELIZONDO, AMANDA FULLER, MOLLY EPHRAIM, KAITLYN DEVER and CHRISTOPH SANDERS.  A former stand-up comic who rocketed to success as a comic-actor, ALLEN still performs his live comedy act several times a year in Las Vegas where he enjoys “stirring shit up” with political and social observations. During yesterday’s small press conference to promote LAST MAN STANDING, ALLEN talked about his relationship with the Vegas audience. (VID LANGUAGE NSFW)

LAST MAN STANDING airs Friday nights on ABC-TV