The Cast of ‘Last Man Standing’ Pick Their Favorite TV Shows

by | April 17, 2012 at 1:15 PM | Guest Editor, last man standing

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If you love classic comedies, but have yet to check out “Last Man Standing,” tune in on Tuesday nights at 8/7c on ABC. According to series star Tim Allen, they have done their best to make the show as modern as possible with lighting and such, but unlike many new shows, “Last Man Standing” still has a classic feel since it is filmed in front of a live studio audience.

Allen, who is best remembered by TV viewers as Tim Taylor, the “Tool Time” guy on “Home Improvement,” now plays Mike Baxter.

Mike is a man’s man, who loves the outdoors and drives a pickup truck. The problem is his manly world ends at home, where his wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) and three daughters rule the roost.

With all those women, Mike may not get his hands on the TV remote very often, but in Allen’s real-life, things are a bit different. Check out what Tim and the rest of the cast watch when they get tube time:

THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW” and “THE BOB NEWHART SHOW” -  Tim Allen (Mike Baxter): I am between these two: I loved all the [Bob] Newhart stuff. I loved “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” The classic sitcoms. What a great era. That reminds me how grateful I am to be in this business. How grateful I am to be in another hit. Newhart did it. [Bill] Cosby did it. There are very few people who have done what Newhart did. He had three hit series in a row. He still is a hit to me. Rarified air. Watch full episodes of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Bob Newhart Show” on XfinityTV.com

BEWITCHED” – Nancy Travis (Vanessa Baxter): I have to say “Bewitched.” I loved that show. I think it was magical and Elizabeth Montgomery was an idol of mine. She was amazing. Watch full episodes of “Bewitched” on XfinityTV.com.

LAVERNE & SHIRLEY - Alexandra Krosney (Kristin): I grew up watching all the old sitcoms at Nick at Nite when I was a kid because I was an insomniac, so I would stay up and watch these old sitcoms. I loved “Laverne & Shirley.” It was my favorite when I was a kid because I loved the girls. I loved their friendship and how physical they were. In fact, I have three of the seasons on DVD and I watch them all the time. Watch full episodes of “Laverne & Shirley on XfinityTV.com.

MODERN FAMILYKaitlyn Dever (Eve): I don’t watch a lot of TV, but when I do, I like to watch “Modern Family” with my family. I like it because it seems really real and like a real family and what their daily lives are about. Watch full episodes of “Modern Family” on XfinityTV.com.

HOMELAND – Molly Ephraim (Mandy): I enjoyed watching “Homeland.” I loved Claire Danes’ character. I thought that was a really exciting female character. She was totally interesting and self-possessed and multi-faceted. Showtime subscribers: Watch full episodes of “Homeland” on XfinityTV.com.

HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL – Hector Elizondo (Ed Alzate): Bear in mind, I have a flip phone with a yellow band on it. Keeping that in mind, I loved “Have Gun Will Travel” with Richard Boone. I loved that character and I loved that time. And “East Side/West Side” with George C. Scott. And, of course, “All in the Family” was history making.

FROZEN PLANET– Christoph Sanders (Kyle Anderson): I have just started watching the “Frozen Planet” series. There is so much death it is amazing. It is really cool.

DOWNTON ABBEY – Nancy Travis (Vanessa Baxter): We have been obsessed with “Downton Abbey.” I love period things. In my career, I have always wanted to do a period piece but have never had the opportunity. It is so well done. It takes you into this whole other world, where you feel like you are seeing life in a different time and it is very specific, and all the intrigue and the costumes, I love it.

MAD MEN” – Alexandra Krosney (Kristin): I love “Mad Men,” but I am really far behind. What I love about “Mad Men” is the style and how sexy it is. I love the clothes, the makeup and all of the intrigue. It is just delicious. Watch full episodes of “Mad Men” on XfinityTV.com.

THE OFFICE” — Kaitlyn Dever (Eve):  I just did a whole “The Office” marathon – up to season seven. I love Steve Carell. He is amazing. Watch full episodes of “The Office” on XfinityTV.com.

BREAKING BADMolly Ephraim (Mandy): I have been watching “Breaking Bad” on my iPad. I had to stop myself from watching it on days we were shooting because the dynamic of it is so nail-biting, it would take me out of my Mandy world. I would come back down and I would be sweating profusely, saying, “God, I can’t believe that!” So I had to cut myself off from that when we’re shooting.

30 ROCK” — Molly Ephraim (Mandy): “30 Rock” I love because it can make me laugh constantly every week. Watch full episodes of “30 Rock” on XfinityTV.com.

IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA” — Christoph Sanders (Kyle Anderson): I love the “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” series. As far as comedy, I think they have touched something cool.

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