24 Episodes 2011 - 2012
Mike Baxter (Tim Allen), a macho marketing executive at a sporting-goods store, decides to spend less time traveling for work and more time at home with his wife (Nancy Travis) and three daughters in the first season of this sitcom. He becomes more involved in his daughters' lives, and even tries to help eldest daughter, Kristin (Alexandra Krosney), with her young son, but he winds up getting the tyke kicked out of day care. Some of his other missteps include encouraging teenage Mandy (Molly Ephraim) to get a job delivering pizzas at night, which his wife worries is unsafe; and giving tomboy Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) some soccer advice, which leads to her injuring a boy on whom she has a crush.
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 30 mins
Manly man Mike Baxter decides to spend more time at home with his three daughters when, in the opener, his time on the road creating a catalogue as marketing director for a sporting-goods store is reduced and his wife gets a promotion.
Last Baby Proofing Standing
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 30 mins
Mike reluctantly agrees to baby proof the house at the request of the rest of his family, but then they realise they may have been overzealous with their safety precautions. Meanwhile, Mike finds Mandy a pizza-delivery job.
Tue, Oct 18, 2011 30 mins
Mike gets Boyd expelled from day care when he insults the teacher on Grandparents Day, and now he has to look after Boyd; and Vanessa tries to look younger when a grandmother at the day care thinks they're the same age.
Last Halloween Standing
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 30 mins
Mike sneaks Boyd out of the house on Halloween to go trick-or-treating, even though Kristin has told him she's against it.
Tue, Nov 1, 2011 30 mins
Mike's softball team must decide whether to allow women to play; and Mandy fills out college applications while her parents try to persuade her about which university to choose.
Good Cop, Bad Cop
Tue, Nov 8, 2011 30 mins
Vanessa asks Mike to be the one who says "no" to Mandy when she wants to try out for a modelling show, since he usually says "yes" to his daughters for everything.
Tue, Nov 15, 2011 30 mins
A neighbour's home is invaded, prompting Vanessa to organise a neighbourhood watch, which bothers Mike, who thinks firearms and fists are the answer to the problem.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 30 mins
Mike sets new house rules for his daughters after Kyle innocently falls asleep in Kristin's bedroom after a date.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 30 mins
Mike meets his lesbian neighbours and learns he has a lot in common with one of them; and Mandy discovers that her boyfriend lied to her, and she gets Kristin and Eve to help her make a special music video to get revenge.
Last Christmas Standing
Tue, Dec 6, 2011 30 mins
Boyd's father, played by Nick Jonas, returns unexpectedly, which troubles Mike and Kyle; and Mandy is hired by Ed to be an elf at the shop, and she organises the other elves to demand perks.
The Passion of the Mandy
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 30 mins
Mike brings Mandy to work with him when she tries to save Ed's favourite barber shop through an Internet campaign and he's excited that she's found a passion for something; and Vanessa falls asleep at her own business presentation.
Moon Over Kenya
Tue, Jan 3, 2012 30 mins
Vanessa fears that Mike would like to travel more for work, now that he spends more time at home. Meanwhile, Mandy decides to become a vegan, but Kristin and Eve believe it is just another one of her passing phases.
Take Your Daughter to Work
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 30 mins
Ed hires his daughter to replace Mike as Outdoor Man's new marketing consultant.
Odd Couple Out
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 30 mins
Vanessa blames Mike for their lack of party invitations, so he attempts to be friendlier and agrees to attend a neighbour's dinner party. Elsewhere, Eve damages Mandy's car while driving without a license.
House of Spirits
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 30 mins
Vanessa thinks her house is being haunted by a former occupant who passed away inside the home. Elsewhere, Kyle keeps lending money to Ed, who claims he doesn't carry cash.
Tree of Strife
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 30 mins
Mandy is thrilled by the opportunity to meet Kim Kardashian. Meanwhile, Mike fights city hall when he's ordered to remove a damaged tree on his lawn.
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 30 mins
Tony Stewart does publicity for Mike's store, making Mike nostalgic for his days working on the road. Meanwhile, Vanessa questions whether she's lost her adventurous spirit since becoming a mother.
Baxter & Sons
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 30 mins
Mike's father and brother arrive in town and want to bid on constructing a new Outdoor Man store, reigniting a sibling rivalry between the brothers. Meanwhile, the girls help their grandfather enter the world of online dating.
Ding Dong Ditch
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 30 mins
A teenage prankster gets hurt on the Baxter's property, and the Baxters get a bill for his injuries. Meanwhile, Kristin's busy schedule gets more challenging when she begins taking university courses.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 31 mins
Mandy dates an animal-rights supporter, who doesn't see eye to eye with hunting enthusiast Mike. Elsewhere, Kyle and Ed bond over their newly discovered shared heritage.
Wherefore Art Thou, Mike Baxter
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 31 mins
Outdoor Man hosts its annual employee sports contest, and Mike and Ed reconsider including Kyle on their team, fearing he'll hurt their chances of winning. Elsewhere, Vanessa attempts to clarify her unenthusiastic comments about her daughters' hobbies.
This Bud's for You
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 31 mins
Mike's dad moves to town to begin building the new store, and Vanessa worries about Mike's health, fearing his father may unintentionally raise Mike's already-elevated blood pressure.
Tue, May 1, 2012 31 mins
Vanessa is acknowledged for her volunteer efforts, but her good news is overshadowed by Mike, who then tries to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Eve becomes apprehensive about starting high school; and Ed wants to use Mike as a model for an Outdoor Man figurine.
Tue, May 8, 2012 31 mins
In the first-season finale, Vanessa's sister visits the Baxters, and Mike assumes she wants a loan. Meanwhile, Kristin and Kyle end their relationship, and Kyle worries about how Mike will take the news.