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
Whenever the exterior shot of the front of the Baxter house is shown, the ford f100 is seen outside the garage. But, in the very next scene, it's seen inside the garage. See more