Tim Allen’s return to primetime is a go: ABC ordered a new comedy that will star the Home Improvement star as a traditional manly-man in a progressive world. The laugher also will feature Nancy Travis, who will play Allen’s “smart and loving wife who doesn’t miss much.” Hector Elizondo will serve as Allen’s boss Ed.
The comedy is titled Last Man Standing and is from the Emmy-winning Jack Burditt (The Mike O’Malley Show, Inside Schwartz). ABC also picked up Apartment 23 (which previously had the rather great but ultimately doomed title Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23).
ABC also renewed Happy Endings, the freshman laugher that stars Eliza Coupe (Scrubs), Elisha Cuthbert (24), Zachary Knighton (FlashForward), and Damon Wayans, Jr. (The Underground).
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