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Last Man Standing Renewed for Season 8

It'll be the second season of the show to air on Fox

Malcolm Venable

The Baxters will rise again.

Last Man Standing has been renewed for Season 8, Fox announced Thursday, ahead of the show's landmark 150th episode Friday night.

"Great news for all of us who are creating these stories and working our pants off to make you all laugh," executive producer and star Tim Allen said in a statement. "It's another big high-five to the legions of loyal fans who have faithfully kept us front and center and huge on the radar. Thanks to our family at FOX who continue to make us feel so at home. Man, if we keep this up, they might have to call our show: Last Man Unable to Stand."

While the show seemed like a sure bet for another season, it has charted some unpredictable waters in recent years. In one of the biggest shocks of the 2016-17 season, the Tim Allen-led sitcom was famously dumped from ABC, despite being a steady performer on Friday nights -- an ordinarily dangerous spot for a series -- after then-network president Channing Dungey decided to move away from comedies on Fridays.

Fox then scooped up the show for another season, but then the network faced uncertainty when Disney announced it would take over 21st Century Fox, which produces Last Man Standing, in 2017. Not that it would've changed much; Last Man Standing continued to be a high performer in the Friday night slot for Fox, and its renewal was one of the safest bets on broadcast.

In celebration of the 150th episode, Last Man Standing's original pilot will stream on Twitter Friday, April 19, for 12 hours starting at 12 p.m./11 a.m. Central.

Last Man Standing airs Fridays at 9/8c on Fox. It's available to stream on Hulu.

Tim Allen, Last Man Standing

Tim Allen, Last Man Standing