Time Flies S9, E1: A series of time jumps finds Mike & Vanessa with two new grandchildren, as well as Mandy and Kyle living with them. Mike accidentally-on-purpose gets involved when Vanessa and Mandy clash over Vanessa’s “helpfulness.” Meanwhile at Outdoor Man, Chuck desperately hopes its last call on Ed’s mixology happy hour.
Tim Allen returns for a second season as the traditional “manly man,” Mike Baxter, whose mission it is to get men back to their rightful place in society. You can’t get manlier than Mike Baxter. He remembers the exciting adventures he had while traveling for work and of course, he drives a pick-up truck. But Mike is about to find out that it’s not a man’s world anymore. While he might be king of the hill at work, he’s the odd man out in a home dominated by his wife and three daughters. There’s his wife, Vanessa, a geologist, and their three daughters: 14-year-old tomboy, Eve; the outspoken Mandy, 18; and Kristin, a 22-year-old single mom living at home with her young son, Boyd, possibly Mike’s only ally. Mike was grounded from traveling for his company’s international photo shoots, and now works as the marketing director for The Outdoor Man, an iconic outdoor sporting goods store. He works there with his long-time boss and friend, Ed and the somewhat sensitive Kyle, who considers Mike his mentor. When Ed put Mike in charge of the company’s webpage, Mike discovered that the Internet provides him with just the outlet he needs. He looks at it as a platform that gives him a voice to appeal to those who agree that manliness is under assault, and a pulpit for his opinions about feeling like the last real man in a woman’s world. After all, men built civilizations, invented the locomotive and created ESPN, and Mike Baxter is determined to do what he must to reclaim his manly place in his home and at his job.