22 Episodes 2015 - 2016
The fifth season of this sitcom features many changes for the Baxters, including Mike (Tim Allen) building a special office shed for Vanessa (Nancy Travis); and Kristin (Amanda Fuller) and Ryan (Jordan Masterson) purchasing their first house. Meanwhile, Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) takes up music as a hobby, and Mandy (Molly Ephraim) gets engaged to Kyle (Christoph Sanders). However, as much as things change, Mike finds time to make some reconnections with the past, such as when he tries to purchase a classic car from devoted mechanic (Jay Leno) and has a reunion with an old college girlfriend (Reba McEntire), who's now a famous rock climber.
The Wolf Returns
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 31 mins
In the fifth-season opener, Mike returns from a long road trip and finds life very hectic at home and at work. Meanwhile, a tornado is headed for town.
Free Range Parents
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 31 mins
Mike wants Boyd to walk home from school on his own, but Ryan's hesitant to allow this. Meanwhile, Ed and Kyle host a meeting for folks preparing for doomsday; and Eve and Mandy try to keep Vanessa in the dark about something.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 31 mins
Vanessa wants a woman to be elected president, and she tries to get Eve to support this idea. Meanwhile, Ed reveals to Mike that he hasn't been in touch with his daughter for years, prompting Mike and Mandy search for common ground.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 31 mins
Mike thinks Boyd should attend private school after his public school suspends him. Meanwhile, Kristin and Kyle search the restaurant for a loose raccoon; and Mandy proves to be photo shy when Eve wants to take pictures of her for a class assignment.
The Road Less Driven
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 31 mins
Mike gets a classic car as a birthday present from his family, but he doesn't get much alone time with his car because its former owner keeps stopping by. Meanwhile, Mandy thinks it's unfair when Vanessa gives Eve permission to go to a music festival.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 31 mins
Vanessa and Carol prank their husbands after the men skip out on giving out Halloween candy in favour of watching football. Elsewhere, Kyle dons an Ed costume because he considers Ed his hero, but Ed has an unexpected reaction to this.
The Dad Hat
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 31 mins
Kristin wants Mike to treat her like an employee and not like a daughter regarding their restaurant business, but Mike struggles with this. Elsewhere, Mandy and Kyle try to reignite the flame between Ed and his ex-girlfriend.
The Big Sleepover
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 31 mins
Eve's annoying pal wants to move in with the Baxters, but Mike would prefer her to bunk with the Larabees. Meanwhile, Kristin hires Mandy to design new uniforms for her restaurant employees, but she can't get on board with Mandy's creative process.
The Gratitude List
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 31 mins
A downsized Thanksgiving is celebrated by the Baxters because Kristin and Mandy can't be there. Meanwhile, Eve's decision to skip a beloved tradition saddens Vanessa; and Kristin learns that Mandy's not being honest about her Thanksgiving plans.
The Puck Stops Here
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 31 mins
A new hockey coach is needed for Boyd's team, and Mike surprisingly suggests that Ryan take the job. Elsewhere, Vanessa is puzzled about Eve's failing grade in chemistry.
Gift of the Wise Man
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 31 mins
Christmas stress mounts for Vanessa, so Mike tries to help her by delegating her many holiday tasks to members of the family.
Fri, Jan 8, 2016 31 mins
University alumni races are being held, and Mike and Vanessa compete to get Eve on their teams. Elsewhere, Ed hires his girlfriend to be a hostess at the restaurant, and Kristin predicts this will cause problems.
Mike and the Mechanics
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 31 mins
Mike tries to cheer up Eve by showing her career options at Outdoor Man, but car mechanic Joe winds up being an unexpected influence on her. Elsewhere, Kristin fears that she and Mandy no longer share common interests.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 31 mins
Kyle gets an engagement ring fitted as a favour to Ed, but Mike spies Kyle with the ring and misconstrues things, making the assumption that Kyle's planning on proposing to Mandy.
Home Sweet Loan
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 31 mins
Mike persuades Kristin and Ryan to become homeowners, but then Ryan backs out of the plan. Meanwhile, Kyle sticks up for Eve when Mandy tries to ban Eve from the basement.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 31 mins
Eve and Cammy start a band, but their music isn't good, so Mike tries to break up the group. Elsewhere, Mandy and Kyle take on the task of babysitting Boyd.
Tanks for the Memories
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 31 mins
Mike covets his deceased neighbour's miniature tank collection, but it's already been sold by the man's widow. Elsewhere, Kristin and Ed are alarmed when their restaurant receives a bad online review from someone mysterious.
He Shed, She Shed
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 31 mins
Mike builds a shed for Vanessa in the yard after she takes over too much space in the house. Elsewhere, Kyle must deal with disappointment when Kristin is named Employee of the Month at Outdoor Man.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 31 mins
Mike meets with an ex-girlfriend who's a now famous rock climber and asks her to sell her line of gear at Outdoor Man, but he doesn't like the stipulation she attaches to their deal. Elsewhere, Mandy helps Kristin and Ryan part with their old belongings.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 31 mins
Vanessa thinks that getting a tattoo will help her relate better to her three daughters. Meanwhile, Kyle gives Ryan camping lessons.
The Marriage Doctor
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 31 mins
Kyle fears meeting a minister for premarriage counselling, but it's Mike's marriage that needs help after he and Vanessa have a huge disagreement. Elsewhere, Ryan assists Eve with a debate assignment she finds challenging.
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 31 mins
In the fifth-season finale, Mike's long tenure at Outdoor Man is celebrated with an anniversary dinner, complete with a speech from Joe and Chuck. Meanwhile, Mandy suggests that she and Kyle save money after they're married by moving in with her folks.