Tim Allen comedy 'Last Man Standing' debuts on ABC, sees him trapped in world of women (Video)
Tim Allen's new comedy series "Last Man Standing" debuted on ABC on Tuesday and sees him once again playing a family man - only this time, his world is dominated by women.
The show marks the actor's return to television more than 12 years after the end of the sitcom that made him famous - "Home Improvement," in which he played a father of three sons.
In "Last Man Standing," Allen plays Mike Baxter, who works at an adventure gear store and records video blogs, or vlogs," for the business. His wife is played by Nancy Travis. Their oldest daughter, portrayed by Alexandra Krosney, is raising a baby boy as a single mother. The couple is also raising a middle daughter - a rebellious teenager played by Molly Ephraim, and a younger one, portrayed by Kaitlyn Dever.
Allen, who is himself a father of two daughters from two marriages, says he thinks girls at some point "turn on their dads."
"All of a sudden, they get real mean to you," he said. "(Baxter's) older one gets a little past being mean - she realizes how much dad means to her. You'll find her arc very different than the middle one."
Travis is known for her roles on shows such as "Becker" and also starred in the 1987 film "3 Men and a Baby" and in its 1990 sequel. In real life, she is the mother of two sons.
"Her life is perfect!" Allen joked.
"Last Man Standing" debuted on ABC on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.