A traditional "manly man," Mike finds himself giving somewhat unorthodox boy advice to Eve, his 13 year-old tomboy daughter. The well-intentioned Dad also plays Cupid for his 17 year-old daughter, Mandy, by setting her up on a blind-date with Kyle, one of his employees he thinks would be the perfect guy for her. But Mandy already has a boyfriend, someone Mike is less than thrilled with when he finds out that he prefers "mani/pedis" and can’t change a tire. Mike’s set-up gets even more off track when Kyle accidentally meets Mike’s eldest daughter, Kristen. She’s a 20 year-old single mom living at home, desperately trying to juggle her work load with parenting her toddler son, possibly Mike’s only ally.
With things turned upside down at home, Mike’s last bastion of sanity – work – gets hit by change as well; his long-time boss and friend, ED, announces that he’s grounding Mike from their catalogue’s international photo shoots and putting him in charge of the company’s webpage. But while adjusting to this new role, Mike discovers that the Internet might actually provide him just the outlet he needs, a platform that gives him a voice to appeal to those who agree that manliness is under assault, and a pulpit for his opinions about feeling like the last real man in a woman’s world. After all, men built civilizations, invented the locomotive and created ESPN, and Mike Baxter is determined to do what he must to reclaim his manly place in his home and at his job.
Starts Fri 1 Feb at 18:00.