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. Written by
Did You Know?
("Al" from Home Improvement
(1991)), guest stared in season 2, playing an architect and Mike's friend. Leaving Mike's office, he bids a goodbye with a "Say hello to your wife and 3 boys" as a nod to Tim Taylor, Tim Allen
's character in Home Improvement
(1991), who had 3 sons. Mike replies with, "3 daughters, I have 3 daughters." Bill says, "Really. I seem to remember it was 3 boys." Also they talk about the last project they worked on and they both said it seemed to take forever. See more
Under the American flag above the Outdoor Man store is a California state flag. However, the show is set in Denver, Colorado. See more