'Last Man Standing' returns, 'Deputy' debuts on Pittsburgh's FOX 53

"Last Man Standing" returns with a one-hour season premiere on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. on Pittsburgh's FOX 53.{ }

PITTSBURGH -- The wait is over.

The much-anticipated season premiere of "Last Man Standing" features a one-hour episode, airing Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. on Pittsburgh's FOX 53.

The eighth season leads off a big Thursday night on FOX - a new night for "Last Man" - with the series premiere of "Deputy" following at 9 p.m.

Tim Allen returns as "Mike Baxter" a happily married father of three daughters who finds himself the odd man out at home.

The new season opens with the "No Parental Guidance/Wrench in the Works" episode, with Mike and his wife, Vanessa (Nancy Travis) dealing with life as empty nesters.

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At 9 p.m., "Deputy" pulls no punches in its debut.

FOX's new cop drama follows "Bill Hollister" (Stephen Dorff), a throwback lawman seeking justice in Los Angeles County.

"'Deputy' blends the spirit of a classic Western with a modern-day attitude and emotionally driven, visceral storytelling," according to Fox Entertainment.

"The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is one of the largest police forces in the world, but when the elected Sheriff dies, an arcane rule in the county charter, forged back in the Wild West, suddenly thrusts the most unlikely man into the job. That man is Bill Hollister. A fifth-generation lawman, Bill is only interested in justice; his soul wears a white hat. The bad guys don’t stand a chance, but neither do the politicos in the Hall of Justice."

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Keep up with the latest episodes of "Last Man Standing" and "Deputy" from FOX online.