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'Last Man Standing' Season 2 retools family dynamic and ages up the kid

Television producers have been using this trick for decades. They realize that babies can't deliver much of a punch line, are a pain in the butt to work with on set, and have generally terrible comedic timing... so, over the course of a summer hiatus, a child miraculously becomes old enough to memorize lines, make jokes, and use the bathroom without supervision."Last Man Standing" is the latest sitcom to employ this. We've already reported that the show has ousted Alexandra Krosney, the actress who plays Kristen, for "creative reasons." For those unfamiliar with the show, Kristen is Mike's (Tim Allen) daughter who got pregnant her senior year and now lives with her parents and her two-year-old son.Make that five-year-old. When the show returns for Season 2, the toddler will be ready for kindergarten. Producers have put out a casting call for an older child to play Boyd, who was previously portrayed by twins Luke and... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/last-man-standing-season-2-retools-family-dynamic-and-ages-up-the-kid.html

Last Man Standing Hires New Showrunner, Drops Alexandra Krosney

Major changes are coming to Last Man Standing . Not only will it be airing on a new night (Fridays), but the Tim Allen comedy is getting a new showrunner and has dropped series regular Alexandra Krosney .  http://www.tvguide.com/News/Last-Man-Standing-Showrunner-1048790.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Last Man Standing' Season 2: Alexandra Krosney will not return to Tim Allen family comedy

ABC is moving Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing" to Friday nights this fall, reviving the old "TGIF"-like comedy block -- and they're making some significant changes to the show in the meantime. Alexandra Krosney, who played Allen's oldest daughter in the first season, will not be reprising her role in Season 2. TVLine reports that for "creative reasons," producers have given her the boot and will be recasting the role of Kristin, who had a baby during her senior year of high school and still lives at home. Nick Jonas played the baby's deadbeat dad.It seems an odd decision to make, given that it's a significant role in the sitcom and a recast certainly won't be subtle. Not to mention, out of the three daughters, Kristin was arguably the most likable. Who do you think should take over the role?... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/last-man-standing-season-2-alexandra-krosney-will-not-return-to-tim-allen-family-comedy.html

ABC Gives a Season Renewal to ‘Last Man Standing’

According  to a report at  TV Line , ABC has added yet another comedy to their  list of renewals :  Last Man Standing The sitcom that brought actor Tim Allen back onto the small screen as a “married father of three (who) tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women” was given a second season order. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/05/14/abc-gives-a-season-renewal-to-last-man-standing/  

'Last Man Standing' Finale: Mike Buys A Tank?!

After a successful first season, Tim Allen's latest sitcom " Last Man Standing " (Tue., 8 p.m. ET on ABC) didn't feel the need to rock the boat too much in this season finale. That's not to say that there weren't some pages that could be felt in the upcoming season. While it's not clear what kind of story potential long-term there could be in Mike's impulsive purchase of a tank this week, it served as a parallel to Vanessa's weakness for constantly loaning her sister, April, money -- loaning which usually equates more to giving with no hope of ever seeing again. After convincing her that it was better for her sister to push her to stand on her own two feet, Vanessa stands firm and gets back all the money her sister has borrowed. There's just one little catch. She also let her move in. The other change came with virtually no drama at all when Kyle and Kristin realized that they were drifting apart as a couple and broke up. Of course, Mike kept open the invitation for Kyle to come over as part of the family, so there's the potential for future awkwardness. No official word yet has come about a second season for the network, but experts expect ABC will renew it when they announce their fall 2012 schedule next week. http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/ibx6wzVZqqI/last-man-standing-finale-mike-buys-a-tank-video_n_1501904.html

Video: The Cast Of ‘Last Man Standing’ Interviews

The cast  of the ABC series,  Last Man Standing , starring Tim Allen  and Nancy Davis talk about the series , their characters, the sitcom  medium  and more. Featured in the videos: Tim Allen, Hector Elizondo, Christoph Sanders, Nancy Travis, Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim and Alexandra Krosney. You can check them out in the upcoming episode “Wherefore Art Thou, Mike Baxter” which airs tonight at 8 pm on ABC. Show Summary: TV titan Tim Allen returns to ABC as Mike Baxter, world voyager and one daredevil of a marketing director who is about to face his greatest challenge yet…his family. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/04/10/video-the-cast-of-last-man-standing-interviews/  

'Desperate Housewives' to end May 13 and more ABC finales

After eight years of domestic drama, the ladies of Wisteria Lane will call it quits in the two-hour "Desperate Housewives" series finale on May 13.ABC announced the season finale dates for most of its shows, including breakout freshman hits "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge," as well as established shows like "Castle," "Modern Family" and "Grey's Anatomy." Prepare to bid adieu to your favorite series (for a couple of months, anyway) starting May 1 with the "Last Man Standing" finale.When will your favorite show leave us for the summer? Check it out:TUESDAY, MAY 1"Last Man Standing," 8 p.m.SUNDAY, MAY 6"GCB," 10 p.m.MONDAY, MAY 7"Castle," 10 p.m.SUNDAY, MAY 13"Once Upon a Time," 8 p.m."Desperate Housewives," 9 p.m. (two hours)TUESDAY, MAY 15"Cougar Town," 8 p.m. (one hour)"Private Practice," 10 p.m.WEDNESDAY, MAY 16"Suburgatory," 8:30 p.m.THURSDAY, MAY 17"Missing," 8 p.m."Grey's Anatomy," 9 p.m."Scandal," 10 p.m.FRIDAY, MAY 18"Shark Tank," 8 p.m.SUNDAY, MAY 20"America's Funniest Home Videos," 7 p.m.MONDAY, MAY 21"Dancing... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/desperate-housewives-to-end-may-13-and-more-abc-finales.html

Last Man Standing Adds A Family Member

The women in Tim Allen's life are multiplying. Joining Tim's Mike Baxter, his wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) and their daughters on ABC's Last Man Standing , will be yet another female to further complicate his life. At least for one episode.  Christina Moore of 90210 , True Blood and Hawthorne has just been cast to play ... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Christina-Moore-Last-Man-Standing-1044280.aspx?rss=breakingnews

TV ratings: 'American Idol' rocks Tuesday, 'NCIS' and 'Cougar Town' down

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012Bringing "American Idol" on for a Tuesday night paid off big for FOX, though "NCIS" still won the most viewers for the 8 p.m. hour on CBS.Elsewhere, "Cougar Town" was down for the second week in a row.FOX won for total viewers, drawing 15.8 million people and a 9.3 rating/14 share in households. CBS was a close second (14.5 million, 9.2/14), with ABC a more distant third (5.6 million, 3.6/6), NBC fourth (5.5 million, 3.5/5) and The CW fifth (999,000, 0.7/1).FOX also came out on top in the 18-49 demographic with a 5.0 rating for the night, beating out CBS (2.8), NBC (2.0), ABC (1.6) and The CW (0.4).... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/tv-ratings-american-idol-rocks-tuesday-ncis-and-cougar-town-down.html

TV ratings: 'The River' starts modestly for ABC, 'NCIS' 200th scores for CBS Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012The 200th episode of "NCIS" delivered big numbers for CBS Tuesday night, leading the network to an across-the-board ratings win in primetime. "The River," meanwhile, didn't make a very big splash for ABC with its two-hour premiere.Elsewhere, "Glee" came down some after last week's Michael Jackson-fueled bump, and "Ringer" fell in its second week back on The CW.CBS ran away with the total-viewer title for the night, drawing 16.2 million people and a 10.1 rating/16 share in households. That was more than double the total for second-place ABC (7.6 million, 4.7/7). FOX took third with 6.75 million viewers and a 4.1/6, topping NBC's 5.8 million and 3.7/6. The CW (1.25 million, 0.8/1) was well off the pace.The adults 18-49 battle was a lot closer, but CBS still came out on top, scoring a 3.1 rating to edge out FOX's 3.0. ABC took third with a 2.4, followed by... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/tv-ratings-the-river-starts-modestly-for-abc-ncis-200th-scores-for-cbs-tuesday.html
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