Meanwhile, the Friday comedy "Last Man Standing," starring Tim Allen, seemed to live up to its name. Whereas fellow Friday roamer "Malibu Country" got the boot, "Last Man Standing" will return for a third season. The comedy managed to hold somewhat steady, despite a shortened season and a move to Fridays. Its recent season finale, which had Allen re-team with former "Home Improvement' co-star Jonathan Taylor Thomas, pulled in 7.9 million viewers and a 1.6 rating in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic. Not too shabby for a Friday.