‘Last Man Standing’ Announces Casting Changes

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Tim Allen’s ABC comedy vehicle Last Man Standing has undergone some serious cast changes per reports from EW. According to the always reliable source show runner Tim Doyle (Better Off Ted) has recast the oldest daughter of Allen, bringing actress Amanda Fuller of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fame into the fold. Fuller will now take on the role of Kristen that was previously played by actress Alexandra Krosney (Transformers Prime) who has since departed the series due to creative reasons it was reported . She brings with her credits that includes the big screen production of ‘Other People’s Lives’, the TV series ‘Scandal’, the criminal drama ‘Rizzoli & Isles’, ‘Life’ and ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’.

In addition, the role of the young character Boyd will also see changes. Show runners have nabbed the young unknown actor Flynn Morrison to take on the role of the 5-year old that was previously filled by twin actors Luke and Evan Kruntchev both of ‘Dexter’ fame. The role of Boyd’s father in the series that was previously portrayed by singer Nick Jonas has yet to be cast.

‘Last Man Standing’ will debut in its second season in a one hour premieres on October 11th at 8pm est. Tell us what you think about the casting changes below.

  • Bobbin1001

    I liked the old Kristen better and toddler too.

    • Jbparsaver

      The new cast changes are terrible.

  • magicwait

    I like the old Kristen way better. 20 mins into the 2nd season premiere, and nope..the other actress, Alexandra Krosney was better for the role.

  • Lee

    The old Kristen was way cooler and hotter. Sorry, but this new lady is not helping the show. Besides the fact that ABC has made the BRILLIANT decision to move the show to Friday nights (LIKE NOBODY DOES ANYTHING ON FRIDAY NIGHTS!!!!), changing cast members is another way to NOT help the show. Thanks again ABC, no wonder CBS is blowing your shows out of the water.

  • Michcode65

     I like the old Kristen as well.  I am considering changing the channel because I am not liking this new one. 

  • Thomascoklow

    I think I like the old Kristen better

  • Hoopharted

    the most horrible idea ever!!!!

    the “new” show runner needs to be the “new,ex show runner”

    why on earth would he upset the chemistry of the show,the new girl comes off as trying too hard

    • Ria507

      agreed, too forced

  • Mona Shepherd

    YUCK.

  • Hahn829

    Awful!!! Hate it!!

  • Karinaj

    This new actress is too old. Thought it was a new character, an aunt at first.

    • Ria507

      I thought that too/, I was like who the heck is this? did i miss an episode? then when i heard her say dad i was like oh no!

    • Lakota716

      I thought she was an aunt too at first.

    • Lakota716

      I thought she was an aunt too at first.

    • Lakota716

      I thought she was an aunt too at first.

    • Lakota716

      I thought she was an aunt too at first.

    • Lakota716

      I thought she was an aunt too at first.

  • Hoopharted

    i cant believe Tim Allen allowed this to happen

  • Forders

    Do not like role change of the oldest daughter, no chemistry.

  • Jefffulks76

    Hate it as well. ABC slighting show because of Tim Allen political stance??

  • Slainte526

    the new daughter is a big disappointment   I hate when shows change the cast members around.  I am sure we will get use to her in time.  

    YOU ALL should bring  SAVING HOPE to your channel and promote it !  IT IS a great show.    Keep politics out of the fray.  We are ALL sick of it !

  • 1023fat

    I am afraid that this show will go down the tubes, such as Harry’s Law did when they COMPLETLY changed stories and characters.   I knew from the first two episodes that Harry was doomed
    by what i have just seen on LMS, it will also fail. LMS and HARRY’s LAW were perfect the first
    season.  Who thought they needed to be fixed?????

  • meals36

    My husband and I hate the new Kristen and think that the new Boyd is way too old!!!

  • Kipdepadis-123

    Don’t like the new actress!

  • Jessica_lichtenbarger

    Boo I really liked the old characters , plus you need to get away from all the politics sometimes . I wanted to watch a show on the lighter side . So much really heavy things going on need some laughs

  • Kupkake1127

    Terrible change. terrible chemistry with everyone. bring the old Kristin back.

  • Steve15230

    The new daughter doesnt even have characteristics like any part of the family, plus she is dirty ugly.  Why on Friday night.  Poor decision on ABC.  The show was a hit but now will be a failure

  • ksea

    TERRIBLE!  The son is too old, the new Kristin is awful.  Doubt I’ll continue watching for long, this cast no longer has the great chemistry it used to…even though I LOVE Tim Allen.

  • Livingourfairytale07

    I thought the “old” Eve was great, the perfect amount of sarcasm….I really don’t like the change. 🙁

    • Livingourfairytale07

      Oops! I guess I forgot who played who since last season! I guess Eve is still here and I actually didn’t care for the old Kristen so it doesn’t matter to me. 

  • Bleavitt0617

    Dont like the change. I liked the old Kristen.

  • Cc

    This was my favorite show and I was so excited Tim Allen was back on tv. But this new season sucks! The new kristen looks way too old and so does the new boyd. Like everyone else said the chemistry sucks now. It’s too bad, its not the same show any more. I’m not too sure if I want to watch it.

  • Fierofrank

    sucks

  • Ccmunroe

    Hate the new Kristin. She’s too much older than the other sisters and you miss the chemistry that was so good between the three sisters. The original Kristin was a lot funnier too and believable. The actor paying Boyd’s father is a horrible actor. The new show runner is clueless!!

  • Pilar_pt

    Watching it in dvr and really annoyed! Hate the change! Old Kristen was great, the sisters’ chemistry was much better. I really hope they rethink this one. The new Kristen looks too old. I thought it was a friend of the mother when the show started

  • Afwifesisney

    I really don’t like the older sister or her childs father. I felt like the first cast was genius! I wish they could have kept them…I felt like the previous sisters acted great together and they really made me believed they were sisters. The new girl seems SO out of place, completely.

  • guest

    I hate all the new cast members! The chemistry is awful and the new Kristin looks way too old. I also could have done without the politics.

  • Jimregina

    I agree with the majority of comments here. It was a gigantic mistake to change the cast. Are they actually trying to kill the show? Too bad. It was my favorite before. The new Kristin just doesn’t fit, she’s too old, and not a very good actor.

  • Hoopharted

    i removed it from my series manager,the show just “irks” me now,stick a fork in me

  • Kschnebly

    I agree with all the others- I didn’t know what was going on at first. The new actress should be the mother’s friend- she is too old to play the daughter. The first season was cute- with these changes we probably won’t continue to watch.

  • Not sure I like the change, the other girl was funnier!

  • Bob

    I like the old kristen better. She fit in to the family better. The switching of the three is just to much of a dramatic change. 

  • Uhlruss

    Have to agree with the others. I loved this show the way it was, and was very excited about the new season. I had a terrible feeling after about 10 minutes into the new show, that this was the beginning of the end. The new characters just don’t fit with the previous cast’s acting. If 5 years were supposedly past since the last time we watched. Why do all the other characters look the same? It just doesn’t work. Too bad.

  • Dronan75

    Dont like the change of kristen, we liked alexandra krosney much better, dont believe fuller brings anything to the show

  • Jason Babineaux

    Who is the moron who changed the cast. The kid and his dad are wrong and the new oldest daughter is terrible. I will no longer watch this show. Should have never made the changes, it was great how it was.

  • Wpierce49

    all casting changes on any show are a bad idea plus stop with the political horsecrap nobody gives a crap who your voting for timmy

  • Leefranklin19

    This is one of our favorite shows to watch, its not the same with the oldest daughter cast change we like the other one better but, we will give this one a chance.  And moving to Friday is good for us good move…

  • BJ

    Casting changes were a mistake! New writers? They stink too. Last season was delightful. This season so far, YUCK!

  • Ashley Beckford

    This is terrible. Bring back Alexandra Krosney 🙁

  • Toplineflooring

    They should have left the cast alone. It was much funnier and they may have lost me with the show

  • disappointed

    Why did they have to mess with a good thing?  These changes are brutal!  Sorry LMS, a “new” daughter, and aging a toddler 4 years overnight equals you have “jumped the shark” way sooner than you should have.

  • Elliott1410

    DO NOT like these casting changes!! Liked the original so much better – her comedic timing was much better and she is a better actress. Would love to see her come back!!

  • Lakota716

    I don’t like the cast change. I like the old Kristen much better she fit the role; don’t care for the older looking dad of Boyd either. The new actress playing Kristen seems a lot older then the character she is playing; she doesn’t fit with the rest of the cast. I like the old Boyd too!  

    • Lakota716

      I loved the first season but not sure if I will keep watching with the cast changes

    • Lakota716

      I loved the first season but not sure if I will keep watching with the cast changes

    • Lakota716

      I loved the first season but not sure if I will keep watching with the cast changes

    • Lakota716

      I loved the first season but not sure if I will keep watching with the cast changes

  • Lakota716

    I don’t like the cast change. I like the old Kristen much better she fit the role; don’t care for the older looking dad of Boyd either. The new actress playing Kristen seems a lot older then the character she is playing; she doesn’t fit with the rest of the cast. I like the old Boyd too!  

  • Lakota716

    I don’t like the cast change. I like the old Kristen much better she fit the role; don’t care for the older looking dad of Boyd either. The new actress playing Kristen seems a lot older then the character she is playing; she doesn’t fit with the rest of the cast. I like the old Boyd too!  

  • Lakota716

    I don’t like the cast change. I like the old Kristen much better she fit the role; don’t care for the older looking dad of Boyd either. The new actress playing Kristen seems a lot older then the character she is playing; she doesn’t fit with the rest of the cast. I like the old Boyd too!  

  • Lakota716

    I don’t like the cast change. I like the old Kristen much better she fit the role; don’t care for the older looking dad of Boyd either. The new actress playing Kristen seems a lot older then the character she is playing; she doesn’t fit with the rest of the cast. I like the old Boyd too!  

  • Lakota716

    I don’t like the cast change. I like the old Kristen much better she fit the role; don’t care for the older looking dad of Boyd either. The new actress playing Kristen seems a lot older then the character she is playing; she doesn’t fit with the rest of the cast. I like the old Boyd too!  

  • Jenny64058

    It’s not the fact that the old Kristen was better, which she was, but if you’re going to replace someone, they should at least try to take on the same personality as the old one. Last season Kristen was not as smart, although definitely smarter than Mandy, and suddenly she is smarter and more mature. If you’re going to replace, then match the role that is suppose to be displayed.

  • Carol Vinson

    I am sooo glad to see the show back on!!!! Was a little confused on that new girl. I thought maybe i missed that they had an older daughter from a previous marriage or something like that! LOL its weird having her there but i think it will be ok coz the show is hilarious!!! People dont like change, plain and simple! But i think we all will get used to her. Shes def different, too old and not as fresh as the other girl, but i still love the show!!!! Keep up the good work!!! I also think the Obama vs Romney show was acted out perfectly! Im with the girls on this one! Cant wait for Friday to watch agsin!!!!! Keep the laughs coming!!!

  • Bungeecord007

    liked the show the way it was. with these type of changes and cancelation of great shows on numerous networks is the reason I dropped cable and have hulu plus and netflix. saved 50 bucks a month for this crap. no infomercials either. love my roku box.

  • 1023fat

    Week 2, another bad episode. I would rather see the Kristen character written out completely
    and take the dead beat dad away please. Kristen is now being played by a 28 year old actress,
    as if we would’nt notice.  More Eve, Mandy, Kyle and Ed and just get rid of the terrible Kristen
    and Ryan.  And oh by the way Tim, we lost our vote, so no more politics please.  Get the old
    Kristen back, ditch Ryan.  I will give it one more week to get back on track otherwise
    last FAN standing

  • Ike

    The other Kristin was much better, better chemisty and funny. The new one is just all attitude, don’t like it.

  • Goodluckwiththat106

    Why do people always think they have to change things?  The reason a season two came into being, was because we liked what we saw in season one.  There was no need for a new direction!  There was no need for cast changes.  There was no need to make characters older.  The show and cast were perfect in season one.  This “new direction” of more “real issues” sucks.  I want a comedy, with the great Tim Allen, not political/social statements.  There’s enough of that in real life.  I want RELIEF from the real world.  The new “show runner” needs to go!

  • Blond22

    Hate it!!!! Politics have no place in comedy. Move to Friday night was moronic!!! New cast members suck!

  • Coloradorose49

    AXE the politics & racial innuendos! Not sure I’m looking forward to next Friday night episode — sadly, disappointed.

  • Tinafou

    My husband didn’t even watch it after we realized the change of Kristen! We only gotbthroughbthe first three minutes and didn’t like the change.

  • Anonymous

    I was really disappointed with the casting changes.   The new daughter and Boy’d’s dad greatly distract from the story line and cast chemistry.  The new daughter seems so much older and combative.  She should be thankful for the opportunity to stay with her parents, but instead seems ungrateful.  

    The first episode of season 2 was so awful and politically charged, I deleted it within 12 minutes.  The second episode I managed to stomach, but it also seems to now have a strong political undertone.  I doubt I’ll be watching the show any more, which is unfortunate because Tim Allen and Nancy Travis are great.  I have 4 daughters and thought the first season was hilarious.  Now, they’ve taken a fun show humorously dealing with parenting and have turned it into every other sitcom that attempts to exalt liberals and ridicule conservatives.

  • Anonymous

    I suspect if this current course is continued, we will be reading the sitcom’s eulogy next year of how you take a good comedy and successfully kill it.

  • rirjf jrfjfnfnj

    done with Last Man Standing Screw anything liberal

  • DisqusId2012

    3 episodes into the 2nd season and there won’t be a third season – if it even lasts this season. Bad casting and purely politically charged. I’m casting my anti-liberal vote by removing this show from my DVR.

  • disapointed

    Like the old cast members better. Show not as good.

  • tygpaw25

    I have to agree the original Kristen worked better. The physical difference between the old and new is way too great to make a smooth transition. They are both good actresses but for this role the new just does not fit in the family

  • Debbie

    Not a good fit. Show was good last year. New daughter is not good and too much politics. Give it a rest.

  • lostcase

    i also hate the new changes. i changed the channel after only 10 minutes. They really ruined a pretty good show. It wont last

  • PismoPat

    The new political stuff is just way to heavy. The son-in-law is a downer. They have to be losing share. they are losing me.

  • cinvin

    Terrible, I taped them and when I saw the changes I erased them. To bad.

  • Ray

    Don’t like the new kristen

  • Observer974

    My family this show, but the chemistry is so awful, now, that we stopped watching. What possessed the morons that produce this to wreck a perfectly good show?

  • Christina

    I think they need to cast people who are contracted in to stay until its done on the air. The new cast always look so stupid and odd when they start taking over original roles. LAME! I havent seen the new cast on tv yet but Im already not looking forward to seeing it anymore