Revivals of classic TV shows have become extremely popular lately, so it only makes sense for us to wonder if there was any chance of bringing the beloved sitcom Home Improvement back. It seems the star of the show, Tim Allen has been thinking exactly the same thing and recently shared his thoughts with tvline.com.
The actor said he was very open to the idea of returning as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, but maybe not in a 25-episode TV season.
I like the idea of doing it as a one-off, like a one-hour movie [versus a full-fledged revival series]. I like the idea of finding out where the boys are now, and where… Tool Time would be in today’s world. I just think it’s a marvelous idea, and all the actors think it’s a great idea.
The actor went on to explain:
“I always think about it, because I still talk to everybody involved. The question I had was, ‘Is it still relevant? Is Tim Taylor relevant in the Mike Baxter world?’ Because Mike Baxter is like a real version of Tim Taylor; he’s not such a joke. And the [Outdoor Man] vlogs are like Mike’s version of Tool Time done as a web series.”
Tim Allen currently stars as Mike Baxter in Last Man Standing on Fox. Ironically, both series have 8 seasons under their tool belt each. If Last Man Standing returns for Season 9, it will surpass Home Improvement in terms of number of seasons.
Disney fans might know Allen best for his voice as Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. Other credits include Wild Hogs, The Santa Claus films and Christmas with the Kranks.
Home Improvement ran for a total of 204 episodes on ABC, from September 1991 through May 1999. During its run, it was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, including a nod for Outstanding Lead Actor (for Allen), four nods for Outstanding Lead Actress (for Patricia Richardson) and two nods for Outstanding Comedy Series. Reruns continue to air on CMT, Laff TV and UPtv.
What do you think of a Home Improvement revival?