Nancy Travis of Last Man Standing is returning to Hallmark for her first big television role following Vanessa Baxter

Nancy Travis of Last Man Standing is returning to Hallmark for her first big television role followi ...

Hallmark has had to choose between losing stars left and right in the last year, with some big names (including Danica McKellar and Candace Cameron Bure) leaving), but now the channel has some great news: Nancy Travis has been selected for an upcoming TV show, just one year after she completed her long-time role as Vanessa Baxter on Foxs Last Man Standing. So, what motivated Travis to return to TV for her first major role since the hit sitcom? It's the rodeo!

Nancy Travis has joined the cast of Hallmark Channels' upcoming primetime series Ride, and Deadline claims that she will be the mother of the McMurrays' daughters as they deal with a tragedy. They are the matriarch of a rodeo family that must maintain their ranch when times get tough in their Colorado town.

Tiera Skovbye, a Riverdale alumna, plays Missy, who is rodeo royalty but has lost her husband, while The Flashs Sara Garcia, who plays Valeria, who was a teen runaway before taking on what sounds like a major role in the Hallmark TV program.

Beau Mirchoff as Cash McMurray, who is facing the weight of his family legacy despite his status as the second son of Nancy Travis. The show has also announced a star who will not be playing a member of the McMurray family, as Shameless actor Tyler Jacob Moore as a stranger who meets the McMurrays.

Ride will be shot in Alberta and Canada, and is expected to premiere next year. There are no specifics about how many episodes to anticipate or when will fans get to see Nancy Travis in her new TV role as a character that is very different from Vanessa Baxter. Viewers who have missed her since the end of Last Man Standing will have to wait until 2023, and can only hope that the show will air earlier than the end.

Nancy Travis has stated that she was disappointed with the ending of Last Man Standing, but she was clear to continue working on television. She also appeared in several other notable roles while Last Man Standing was still running, as Donna Hodges in Mr. Mercedes and Lisa in The Kominsky Method.

When ABC canceled the program in early 2017, Kaitlyn Dever had to take a break from playing Vanessa. In 2018, Fox rescued the sitcom and managed to bring back Travis and Tim Allen of the original ABC cast.

The whole series of Last Man Standing is now available for streaming on Hulu. There are plenty of episodes to help you cope with the wait while waiting for Nancy Travis to join Hallmark Channel with Ride. For more viewing options, check out our 2022 TV premiere schedule.