'Last Man Standing' Recasts
Three new actors to play same roles on Tim Allen sitcom
According to EW, the eldest daughter of Allen's Mike Baxter will be played by Amanda Fuller ("Grey's Anatomy") instead of Alexandra Krosney; newcomer Flynn Morrison will play a 5-year-old version of Boyd, replacing toddler twins Luke and Evan Kruntchev; and a replacement is currently being sought for pop star Nick Jonas as Boyd's dad, Ryan.
"Last Man Standing" stars Allen as an old-school marketing executive surrounded, and dominated, by women.
The last character to be recast in a major TV series was Jason Segel's boss on "How I Met Your Mother" this season. (Martin Short stepped in for Dave Foley, who had a scheduling conflict.) The most famous examples were Dick Sargent's replacement of Dick York as Darrin on "Bewitched" and Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke alternating as Becky Conner on "Roseanne."
But recasting three roles at once is unheard of in television -- at least after an entire season has already aired.
"Last Man Standing" plummeted from a strong 3.5 rating in the 18 to 49 demo when it debuted, to a weak 1.5 in May.
Along with the cast, the show will also switch nights -- from Tuesdays to Fridays.
Season 2 of "Last Man Standing" premieres Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.