"Pilot" is the first episode of the first season on ABC television series Last Man Standing, which was aired on October 11, 2011 to 13.19 million viewers.


Mike Baxter, a director of marketing at an outdoor sporting goods store, returns home from traveling to a new assignment at work and to his house filled with women: his wife Vanessa, his oldest daughter Kristin (a single mother caring for her son in the Baxter family home), his middle daughter Mandy (an unintelligent, popularity-driven teenager) and his youngest daughter Eve (a tomboy inspired by her father). While Mike gives Eve advice for her soccer game, which results in her injuring a boy she has a crush on, he also plays Cupid to set up Kyle, a young employee at his store, with Mandy. However, Kyle mistakes Kristin for Mandy, and dates Kristin instead.


Actor Character
Tim Allen ... Mike Baxter
Nancy Travis ... Vanessa Baxter
Alexandra Krosney ... Kristin Baxter
Molly Ephraim ... Mandy Baxter
Kaitlyn Dever ... Eve Baxter
Christoph Sanders ... Kyle Anderson
Héctor Elizondo ... Ed Alzate


  • The episode scored 13.19 million U.S. viewers.



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