Topic: Last Man Standing

Nick Jonas Will Play A Deadbeat Dad On Last Man Standing

Nick Jonas Will Play A Deadbeat Dad On Last Man Standing

Usually it’s married-man Kevin Jonas who’s attached to baby rumors, but now it’s his younger brother Nick Jonas who’s a father… on TV, that is. He’ll join Tim Allen‘s groan-inducing new sitcom Last Man Standing, playing Ryan, the deadbeat dad of Mike Baxter’s (Tim) grandson. The character has gotten a lot of off-screen abuse, but the first time we’ll actually see him is in the series’ Christmas episode. More »

Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing Marks A Return To Homophobic ‘Real Men’ Characters

Tim Allen's Last Man Standing Marks A Return To Homophobic 'Real Men' Characters

Tim Allen’s new sitcom Last Man Standing premiered on ABC Tuesday night, drawing jeers from sensible audience members and critics alike. Several took offense to one joke in particular. Mike (Allen) is complaining about the sensitivity training at the school his kids attend. “I just don’t think your kid should go to that school,” he says. “You know how that ends up—Boyd dancing on a float.”

Entertainment Weekly’s Tanner Stransky wrote a post on why the joke is offensive. And he’s right—it’s pretty awful. But the real problem is the series’ larger concern with masculinity, and a growing trend in returning to so-called traditional gender roles. More »