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, 20- year-old Kristin, 17-year-old Mandy and 13-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.
Did You Know?
's character, Mike Baxter, is an amateur (HAM) radio operator, with a call-sign of KA0XTT. Producer John Amodeo
is a ham radio operator, and the ham station used by Mike Baxter is a working station. Mike's call sign is a joke reference to Tim Allen
's former character Tim Taylor (ex Tim Taylor = XTT). Allen eventually got his own amateur radio license, call sign KK6OTD, registered under his birth name (Tim Dick). See more
The ages of Mandy, Kristin, Boyd and, to a lesser degree, Eve. And, the obvious: Mandy's height change with the recasting. See more