Last Man Standing has burst out of the starting gate early. Fox on Sunday released the Season 7 premiere roughly one week ahead of its linear debut on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8/7c.
Made available via Twitter, the opener, titled “Welcome Baxter,” picks up a year after the events of the Season 6 finale on ABC. In the episode, Mike and Vanessa welcome Eve (recurring guest star Kaitlyn Dever) home from Air Force Academy, while Ryan comes up with a drastic solution to curb his political anxiety.
The premiere marks the introduction of two new cast members: Molly McCook (The Ranch) succeeds Molly Ephraim in the role of middle daughter Mandy, while Jet Jurgensmeyer (black-ish) replaces Flynn Morrison in the role of Mike and Vanessa’s now-12-year-old grandson Boyd. Returning series regulars include Tim Allen (Mike), Nancy Travis (Vanessa), Amanda Fuller (Kristin), Jonathan Adams (Chuck), Christoph Sanders (Kyle), Jordan Masterson (Ryan) and Hector Elizondo (Ed).
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