Mike Baxter is the marketing director for an iconic outdoor sporting goods store. He loves to have adventures while he's traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck. While Mike is king of the hill at work, he's the odd man out in a home that is dominated by women -- namely his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, 22- year-old Kristin, 17-year-old Mandy and 14-year-old Eve. After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa recently returned to the workplace and was quickly promoted (much to the dismay of her primarily male co-workers). As a result of Vanessa's increased work load, Mike is pulled into more hands-on parenting than ever before. Written by
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's character, Mike Baxter, is an amateur (HAM) radio operator, with a call-sign of KA0XTT. Last Man Standing
(2011)'s producer, John Amodeo
, is an actual ham radio operator, and the ham station used by Mike Baxter is an actual working station. Mike's call-sign is a joke reference to Tim Allen
's former Home Improvement
(1991) character Tim Taylor (ex Tim Taylor = XTT). See more
Outdoor Man's building is the front of a Bass Pro Shop. Based on the roof line the chain's store in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, the closest to the sound stage lot in Studio City. The signs are altered with CGI. The Rocky Mountains are superimposed behind the store to place it in Denver. Neither the Denver, nor Colorado Springs Bass Pro Shop stores have the same foliage or roof line as the shot used in the show. See more