We’re now at the point where it’s actually hard to name a beloved 1990s TV series that isn’t getting a revival, but Home Improvement hasn’t appeared on the ever-growing list of shows getting a reboot.
That might be about to change though, since star Tim Allen just confirmed he’s very much on board for a revival.
Asked by ETon Sunday whether the original cast would consider coming back for a reboot, Allen teased: “I can’t say everybody, but it has been floated. And more [cast members] than I would have expected said, ‘Yeah, that would be cool to do it years later,’ like Roseanne.”
Allen also admitted that he’s still mourning the premature end of his cancelled ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, which concluded in March after six seasons. It was a decision that prompted backlash among viewers, who accused the network of ending the show because of Allen’s conservative politics (ABC has denied this).
“We didn’t get our seventh year,” Allen said. “I adored that show. It’s like having a new dog and now to go back to the old dog? I don’t know. I like both characters, but yeah, I’d be very interested in that idea.”
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Allen played the lead role of Tim ‘The Toolman’ Taylor on Home Improvement, the TGIF sitcom that originally ran for eight seasons from 1991 to 1999. The rest of the cast included Patricia Richardson, Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Taran Noah Smith, Richard Karn, Debbe Dunning, and the late Earl Hindman.
While an official revival is still yet to be confirmed, Allen has stayed in touch with several of his former cast members over the years, and even reunited with co-stars Richardson and Thomas – his on-screen wife and son – when they appeared on separate episodes of Last Man Standing.
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