Major Changes for Last Man Standing's Second Season- Welcomes Jordan Masterson

Last Man Standing was a pleasant surprise on ABC’s lineup last year, despite its unlikely success. Sure, it was the return of Tim Allen to primetime, but over saturation and regular schedule shifts often lead to failure. However, the show was a breath of fresh air as families once again could enjoy a wholesome comedy together. TV was lacking this in recent seasons.

This was one of the few shows ABC chose to pickup after its original run, almost double its season before the finale. It doesn’t help when major stars like Kim Kardashian and Nick Jonas guest star each week. Fans can expect some major changes for season two that will either help or hurt the credibility of the show.

The first awkward change is replacing the role of eldest daughter, Kristin. Kristin is one of the main focuses of the story as she is the daughter who gave birth to the only other man in the house- Boyd. Originally played by Alexandra Krosney, she will be replaced by Grey’s Anatomy star Amanda Fuller. Producers are claiming along the lines of “creative differences,” but regardless what the reasoning is it is never easy to digest such a major character change this far into the show. Speaking of little Boyd, he will appear a little older on the show and will also be played by Flynn Morrison for the second season.

Since Kristin and Boyd are new to the show, why not replace baby daddy Ryan, too? Ryan was originally played by Nick Jonas, but rumor has it he will be on American Idol this season as a judge. If this doesn’t work out he also has a major role on NBC’s drama, Smash. Something tells me he may be too busy or it is a conflict of interest..

Fans can expect that Jordan Masterson, half-brother of That 70s Show's Danny Masterson, will play Ryan in the upcoming season. Masterson had a recurring role on ABC Family's Greek and guest roles on How I Met Your Mother and CSI Miami.

Last Man Standing returns to ABC on Nov. 2 at 8/7c.

- Alexandra Krosney
- Amanda Fuller
- Nick Jonas
- Last Man Standing

Written by: mawarner
Aug 15th, 2012, 9:43 pm


Message Posted On Feb 18th, 2013, 12:36 pm
5 minutes off and I stopped watching it. whyyy would they recast so far off the show? stupid idea.. good luck keeping an audience.
Deb from Aussie

Message Posted On Jan 20th, 2013, 3:49 am
I love first season but changing Kristens role play by Alexander Krosney to Amanda Fuller. Amanda looks way to old for this part, I have never seen Alexandra b4 in any role but I truely believe she is the best person to play Kristen, also her and Mandy actually did look like real sisters, I miss Alexander not the same without her not sure that I will keep watching. Also I think they have change Kristens personality she is way to series and truely boring to watch.

Message Posted On Dec 26th, 2012, 5:17 pm
She had a whole episode arc on Grey's, where have you been?! lol. I do agree though, she is not right for the role at all!

Message Posted On Nov 26th, 2012, 8:54 pm
Horrible horrible move to recast Kristin. The home dynamic is completely different.

Message Posted On Nov 8th, 2012, 5:58 am
Huge mistake replacing Kristen. The family feel is gone. What the hell were the producers thinking about? Also, leave politics out of the show, the timing was horrible.

Message Posted On Nov 3rd, 2012, 11:55 pm
This was horrible...the cast changes, the main topic...all of it. Loved this show for the funny fluff piece it was that gave a small respite from real life. Tim's humor is great but why the big change in everything. The new daughter looks far too old and why does the ex boyfriend always have to be a clueless dufus?

Message Posted On Nov 3rd, 2012, 1:29 am
I saw the season 2 premiere and it was a disaster. Not only did the casting change not work, but the new "let's deal with serious subjects" philosophy will doom the show to failure. People tune in to comedies as an escape from reality. The new Last Man Standing is trying to be something it is not. Could you imagine Modern Family going through these changes? We don't need a modern day Archie Bunker. We need the same fun humor from last year's Last Man Standing.

Message Posted On Nov 3rd, 2012, 1:26 am
"... she will be replaced by Grey’s Anatomy star Amanda Fuller." Star? She did 1 episode on Grey's.

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Message Posted On Aug 16th, 2012, 2:54 pm

Hum, another poster already covert that on August 10th. Check the serie's page since we can't post links in comments.

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