'Last Man Standing': Mike Agrees to Plan Kristen's Gender Reveal Party Just So He Can 'Torment' Vanessa (Exclusive Video)

He knows that’s not *why* she asked him — it’s “just a perk”

Mike Baxter’s got a secret on Thursday’s “Last Man Standing,” the question is, can he keep it? Well, the very easy answer is, of course he can, because it will allow him to “torment” his dear wife Vanessa.

In TheWrap’s exclusive clip from “You’ve Got Male (or Female),” one of tonight’s two back-to-back episodes of the Fox sitcom, Mike’s (Tim Allen) daughter Kristen (Amanda Fuller), comes to his office to ask him to be in charge of her unborn baby’s gender reveal party because she believes he’s capable of keeping the big secret — and that her mother Vanessa (Nancy Travis) definitely is not.

Mike admits that while he wouldn’t normally plan a party, he will gladly be in charge of this one, since it’s going to eat up Vanessa when she finds out he knows the gender of their grandchild and she doesn’t.

“I hate parties, but I love tormenting your mother,” he says. “And me knowing something that she really wants to know is gonna drive her crazy.”

Kristen tells her father that’s not really the reason she asked him to do this, to which he responds, “I know, that’s just a perk.”

Yeah, Mike’s daughter thinks this is an “odd marriage,” but he reminds his daughter that “every relationship is about power” and she just gave him “the nuclear codes.”

Here is Fox’s official description for tonight’s episodes of “Last Man Standing” Season 8:

After a chat with Bonnie (guest star Susan Sullivan), Mike struggles to balance his need for “Me Time” and finding common hobbies with Vanessa. Kyle and Ryan mourn the passing of their favorite fantasy writer. Then when Kristin entrusts Mike with being in charge of her gender reveal party, he promptly holds it over Vanessa’s head. Meanwhile, Chuck and Joe regret turning Ed’s spare room into an oversized dollhouse for Bonnie in the all-new “Yours, Wine, and Ours / You’ve Got Male (or Female)” episodes.

“Last Man Standing” airs two back-to-back episodes tonight, Thursday, at 8/7c and 8:30/7:30c on Fox.

Winter TV 2020: Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows (Photos)

  • Winter is here and with it, naturally, comes the Winter TV season. In honor of the return of the colder months and their small-screen offerings, TheWrap has rounded up the premiere dates for not just the new and returning shows on Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and The CW, but also the ones for the eagerly anticipated series hitting cable channels and streaming services this winter. Click through our gallery to find out when your favorite shows will be back and when your possible new favorites will debut.

    ABC/AMC/NBC/Netflix

  • Series: “Dracula”  Net: Netflix Premiere Date: Saturday, Jan. 4  Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Say Yes to the Dress: America”  Net:   TLC   Premiere Date:  Saturday, Jan. 4   Time: 8 p.m.

    TLC

  • Series:  “Sister Wives”  Net:  TLC   Premiere Date:  Sunday, Jan. 5   Time: 8 p.m.

    TLC

  • Series:  “Naked and Afraid: Alone”  Net:  Discovery Channel  Premiere Date:  Sunday, Jan. 5  Time: 10 p.m.

    Discovery Channel

  • Series:  “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”  Net:  NBC   Premiere Date:  Monday, Jan. 6   Time: 8 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “The Bachelor”  Net: ABC   Premiere Date:  Monday, Jan. 6   Time: 8 p.m.

    ABC

  • Series:  “Love & Hip Hop: Miami”  Net:  VH1  Premiere Date:  Monday, Jan. 6  Time: 9 p.m.

    VH1

  • Series:  “Manifest”  Net: NBC    Premiere Date:  Monday, Jan. 6   Time: 10 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “Ellen’s Game of Games”  Net:  NBC   Premiere Date:   Tuesday, Jan. 7   Time: 8 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “Jeopardy: The Greatest of All Time”  Net:  ABC  Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 7 Time: 8 p.m.

    ABC

  • Series:  “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N’ Out”  Net:  VH1  Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 7 Time: 8 p.m.

    VH1

  • Series:  “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back”  Net: Fox    Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 7   Time: 9 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series: “The Haves and the Have Nots”   Net:   OWN   Premiere Date:   Tuesday, Jan. 7  Time: 9 p.m.

    OWN

  • Series: “Schitt’s Creek”   Net:  Pop TV   Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 7   Time: 9 p.m.

    Pop TV

  • Series: “Vanderpump Rules”   Net: Bravo    Premiere Date: Tuesday, Jan. 7    Time: 9 p.m.

    Bravo

  • Series:  “FBI: Most Wanted”  Net: CBS    Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 7   Time: 10 p.m.

    CBS

  • Series:  “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”  Net:  NBC   Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 7   Time: 10 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series: “Cheer”  Net: Netflix Premiere Date: Wednesday, Jan. 8  Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Undercover Boss”  Net: CBS    Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 8   Time: 8 p.m.

    CBS

  • Series:  “Catfish: The TV Show”  Net: MTV  Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 8  Time: 8 p.m.

    MTV

  • Series: “Criminal Minds”   Net: CBS    Premiere Date: Wednesday, Jan. 8    Time: 9 p.m.

    CBS

  • Series:  “America’s Top Dog”  Net: A&E    Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 8   Time: 9 p.m.

    A&E

  • Series:  “Party of Five”  Net:  Freeform   Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 8    Time: 9 p.m.

    Freeform

  • Series:  “Medical Police”  Net:  Netflix Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 10  Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “AJ & The Queen”  Net:  Netflix Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 10  Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector”  Net: NBC    Premiere Date: Friday, Jan. 10    Time: 8 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series: “The Outsider”   Net:  HBO   Premiere Date:  Sunday, Jan. 12   Time:  9 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series: “The New Pope”   Net:  HBO   Premiere Date:  Monday, Jan. 13   Time:  9 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series: “Grace & Frankie”  Net: Netflix Premiere Date: Wednesday, Jan. 15  Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “The Magicians”  Net:  Syfy  Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 15  Time: 10 p.m.

    Syfy

  • Series: “68 Whiskey”   Net:  Paramount Network   Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 15   Time:  10 p.m.

    Paramount Network

  • Series: “Listing Impossible”   Net:  CNBC   Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 15   Time:  10 p.m.

    CNBC

  • Series:  “Grown-ish”  Net:  Freeform  Premiere Date:  Thursday, Jan. 16   Time: 8 p.m.

    Freeform

  • Series:  “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay”  Net:  Freeform   Premiere Date:  Thursday, Jan. 16  Time: 8:30 p.m.

    Freeform

  • Series: “Little America”  Net: Apple TV+ Premiere Date: Friday, Jan. 17  Time: N/A

    Apple TV+

  • Series:  “Diary of a Future President”  Net:  Disney+   Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 17  Time: N/A

    Disney+

  • Series:  “Sex Education”  Net:  Netflix  Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 17   Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Seven Worlds, One Planet”  Net:  BBC America  Premiere Date:  Saturday, Jan. 18  Time: 9 p.m.

    BBC America

  • Series: “Avenue 5”  Net: HBO Premiere Date: Sunday, Jan. 19  Time: 10 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series:  “9-1-1: Lone Star”  Net:  Fox   Premiere Date:  Sunday, Jan. 19   Time: 10 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series: “Curb Your Enthusiasm”  Net: HBO Premiere Date: Sunday, Jan. 19  Time: 10:30 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series:  “Brain Games”  Net:  Nat Geo  Premiere Date:  Monday, Jan. 20  Time: 9 p.m.

    Nat Geo

  • Series:  “Home Town”  Net:  HGTV  Premiere Date:  Monday, Jan. 20  Time: 9 p.m.

    HGTV

  • Series:  “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”  Net: The CW    Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 21   Time: 9 p.m.

    The CW

  • Series:  “Project Blue Book”  Net: History Channel    Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 21   Time: 10 p.m.

    History

  • Series:  “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens”  Net: Comedy Central   Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 22   Time: 10:30 p.m.

    Comedy Central

  • Series:  “Star Trek: Picard”  Net:  CBS All Access   Premiere Date: Thursday, Jan. 23    Time: N/A

    CBS All Access

  • Series:  “Station 19”  Net: ABC    Premiere Date:  Thursday, Jan. 23   Time: 8 p.m.

    ABC

  • Series:  “Outmatched”  Net: Fox    Premiere Date: Thursday, Jan. 23    Time: 8:30 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series:  “The Bold Type”  Net: Freeform    Premiere Date:  Thursday, Jan. 23   Time: 9 p.m.

    Freeform

  • Series:  “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”  Net:  Netflix   Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 24   Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “The Ranch”  Net:  Netflix   Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 24   Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Shrill”  Net:  Hulu   Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 24   Time: N/A

    Hulu

  • Series:  “The Circus”  Net:  Showtime  Premiere Date:  Sunday, Jan. 26  Time: 8 p.m.

    Showtime

  • Series:  “Justin Bieber: Seasons”  Net:  YouTube  Premiere Date:  Monday, Jan. 27  Time: N/A

    YouTube

  • Series:  “Biggest Loser”  Net:  USA Network Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 28  Time: 9 p.m.

    USA Network

  • Series:  “Miracle Workers: Dark Ages”  Net:  TBS   Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 28   Time: 10:30 p.m.

    TBS

  • Series:  “Miz & Mrs.”  Net:  USA Network Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Jan. 29  Time: 10 p.m.

    USA Network

  • Series:  “BoJack Horseman”  Net: Netflix    Premiere Date:  Friday, Jan. 31   Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “The Masked Singer”  Net:  Fox   Premiere Date:  Sunday, Feb. 2   Time: 10:30 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series: “Lego Masters”   Net:  Fox   Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Feb. 5   Time: 9 p.m.

    Getty

  • Series: “Katy Keene”   Net:  The CW   Premiere Date:  Thursday, Feb. 6   Time: 8 p.m.

    The CW

  • Series: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”   Net:  NBC   Premiere Date:  Thursday, Feb. 6   Time: 8 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “The Sinner”  Net:  USA Network Premiere Date:  Thursday, Feb. 6  Time: 9 p.m.

    USA Network

  • Series: “Indebted”   Net:  NBC   Premiere Date:  Thursday, Feb. 6   Time: 9:30 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series: “Tommy”   Net:  CBS   Premiere Date:  Thursday, Feb. 6  Time: 10 p.m.

    CBS

  • Series:  “Briarpatch”  Net:  USA Network Premiere Date:  Thursday, Feb. 6  Time: 10 p.m.

    USA Network

  • Series:  “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet”  Net:  Apple TV+   Premiere Date:  Friday, Feb. 7  Time: N/A

    Apple TV+

  • Series:  “Locke & Key”  Net:  Netflix   Premiere Date:  Friday, Feb. 7   Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “MacGyver”  Net:  CBS   Premiere Date:  Friday, Feb. 7   Time: 8 p.m.

    CBS

  • Series:  “High Maintenance”  Net:  HBO   Premiere Date:  Friday, Feb. 7  Time: 11 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series:  “Homeland”  Net: Showtime    Premiere Date: Sunday, Feb. 9    Time: 9 p.m.

    Showtime

  • Series:  “Kidding”  Net:  Showtime   Premiere Date:  Sunday, Feb. 9   Time: 10 p.m.

    Showtime

  • Series:  “For Life”  Net:  ABC   Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Feb. 11   Time: 10 p.m.

    ABC

  • Series: “Survivor”  Net: CBS   Premiere Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12   Time: 8 p.m.

    CBS

  • Series:  “Narcos: Mexico”  Net:  Netflix   Premiere Date:  Thursday, Feb. 13  Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series: “High Fidelity”  Net:  Hulu  Premiere Date:  Friday, Feb. 14  Time: N/A

    Hulu

  • Series: “Outlander”  Net:  Starz  Premiere Date:  Sunday, Feb. 16  Time: 8 p.m.

    Starz

  • Series: “American Idol”  Net: ABC  Premiere Date:  Sunday, Feb. 16  Time: 8 p.m.

    ABC

  • Series: “Duncanville”  Net: Fox  Premiere Date:  Sunday, Feb. 16  Time: 8:30 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”  Net: HGTV  Premiere Date:  Sunday, Feb. 16  Time: 9 p.m.

    HGTV

  • Series: “Good Girls”  Net:  NBC  Premiere Date: Sunday, Feb. 16   Time: 10 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”  Net: HBO   Premiere Date: Sunday, Feb. 16   Time: 11 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series: “Better Call Saul”  Net: AMC   Premiere Date: Sunday, Feb. 23   Time: 10 p.m.

    AMC

  • Series:  “The Voice”  Net:  NBC  Premiere Date: Monday, Feb. 24   Time: 8 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “Dispatches From Elsewhere”  Net:  AMC  Premiere Date: Sunday, March 1   Time: 10 p.m.

    AMC

  • Series:  “Hillary”  Net:  Hulu  Premiere Date:  Friday, March 6  Time: N/A

    Hulu

  • Series:  “Ride With Norman Reedus”  Net:  AMC  Premiere Date:  Sunday, March 8  Time: 11 p.m.

    AMC

  • Series:  “Cosmos: Possible Worlds”  Net:  Nat Geo  Premiere Date:  Monday, March 9  Time: 9 p.m.

    Nat Geo

  • Series:  “Roswell, New Mexico”  Net:  The CW  Premiere Date:  Monday, March 16  Time: 9 p.m.

    The CW

  • Series:  “The Plot Against America”  Net:  HBO  Premiere Date:  Monday, March 16  Time: 9 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series:  “Little Fires Everywhere”  Net:  Hulu  Premiere Date:  Wednesday, March 18  Time: N/A

    Hulu

Here’s when 92 broadcast, cable and streaming series debut and come back

Winter is here and with it, naturally, comes the Winter TV season. In honor of the return of the colder months and their small-screen offerings, TheWrap has rounded up the premiere dates for not just the new and returning shows on Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and The CW, but also the ones for the eagerly anticipated series hitting cable channels and streaming services this winter. Click through our gallery to find out when your favorite shows will be back and when your possible new favorites will debut.

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