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Tim the “tool man” meets Mike “the dirty guy” in the ABC comedy Last Man Standing. — UPDATE: Episode set to air February 21, 2012

‘Last Man Standing’: Meet Tim Allen’s dad and bro!

by Lynette Rice

One of the co-stars from the Oscar-nominated film The Descendants and a tough guy from Discovery’s Deadliest Catch (Dirty Jobs) will show up on Last Man Standing this season to play members of Mike Baxter’s (Tim Allen) extended family.

EW has learned exclusively that Robert Forster, who played George Clooney’s father-in-law in the Alexander Payne film, will transition to the small screen to play Grandpa Baxter on the ABC comedy. He’ll show up on Feb. 21.

Also on tap to play a member of the Baxter clan is Mike Rowe, best known for hosting Catch and unscripted shows like Dirty Jobs. He’ll play Mike’s brother.

And just to mix things up, Frankie Muniz will show in the same episode as a bank loan officer. Where you been, Malcolm?

Read more on EW.com - HERE
See behind the scenes photos from the shoot – HERE

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10 Comments

    1. To everyone pondering EW’s strange background info, Mike Rowe does the vo for Deadliest Catch.

      Anyway, this was SO fantastic that I had to seek out and post a comment! Mike was not only perfectly cast as Mike’s brother on Last Man Standing, but he did a phenomenal job. I know Mr Rowe got his start on QVC, so I’m being presumptuous that he may have had aspirations to be an actor… if he did, while I love his non-fiction work, I’m glad someone finally casted him in a fantastic role. Great job! Good timing, very believable, and worth mentioning is how he didn’t just play ‘Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs’, he played the character. I VERY much hope to see him brought back!

      Ron Swanson | 02/26/12 | 5:38 pm
    2. Who’s ever idea it was to pair these two putts up deserves a gold star. I haven’t seen a better idea on T.V. in 10 years. NICE JOB!

      Linda S | 02/22/12 | 9:20 am
    3. Since when was Mike most known for “his role as host of deadliest catch”? http://m.imdb.com/news/ni22311330
      I think if you ask anyone who Mike Rowe is, they’d come up …. Probably with the show that has his name in the title…

      Clare | 02/21/12 | 9:13 pm
    4. Tim Allen & Mike Rowe … this is gonna be fantastic with 2 great guys … I’m expecting alot of laughs … like Clooney & Pitt … Sinatra & Martin …

      SueG from PA | 02/09/12 | 6:30 pm
    5. Love Tim Allen. With Mike in the episode also it should be great. Cool Mike.

      Ellen | 02/09/12 | 10:58 am
    6. Most of us on the board know Mike’s career as well as our own. A lot of people do not so it’s always suprising how many people do not know who he is. Millionaire appearance, Dirty Jobs Cleaning Products, and LMS is going to widen his appeal.

      cherryrn | 02/09/12 | 10:18 am
    7. Congratulations Mike! I’m really looking forward to see you do a sitcom.

      ~Cyn♥

      Cyn | 02/05/12 | 3:27 pm
    8. Happy for Mike! Is this a one time guest spot or recurring role?

      Francesca | 02/04/12 | 2:13 pm
    9. Nice!! So looking forward to it. Are there any more details on air dates/times?

      Clemance | 02/03/12 | 8:48 pm
    10. “… a tough guy from Discovery’s Deadliest Catch….”

      Wow, EW needs someone to proof read their press releases.

      PiaY | 02/03/12 | 3:44 pm