It's been 21 years since Tim Allen last played Tim Taylor on the small screen, but the beloved actor has taken his character from ABC's Home Improvement to Fox's Last Man Standing. The hit series has featured some of Allen's former co-stars over the years, but he's never played the role of Tim Taylor again. Prior to starring in Last Man Standing, Allen gained prominence as Tim “The Tool Man Taylor” in the 90s comedy Home Improvement. The beloved sitcom was a massive critical and cultural success, launching Allen's eventual film career.
A classic comedy from the 1990s that has been mentioned once or twice is the old comedy Home Improvement by Tim Allen of ABC. He reveals that he hosted Tool Time - to which Allen's Toy Story referred - for eight years but decided to end it when he couldn't think of ways to continue leading what he had already done - reflecting Allen's reason for ending Home Improvement. The sitcom was based on Allen's stand-up act and chose him as Tim Taylor, host of a Home Improvement series called Tool Time with assistant Al and -in the first two seasons- Lisa by Pamela Anderson. In fact, I loved Home Improvement, so I didn't want to do anything that could belittle that character and that franchise, I didn't want to make fun of it in any way, shape or form.
Popular 90s heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas, 33, and Patricia Richardson, 63, appeared on Friday night's episode of Last Man Standing and met with lead star Tim Allen, 61, who starred with them in the hit comedy series Home Improvement. Given the Full House and Will & Grace revivals, it looks like Home Improvement would be ready for one, especially now that Allen's last man standing ends with season 9.The part will come in the second episode of the upcoming ninth season of “Last Man Standing”, when Vanessa hires a home improvement repairman who bears a striking resemblance to Mike, who is struggling with an idea for his Outdoor Man tenth anniversary vlog. Showrunner Kevin Abbott spoke to TVLine about how careful the creative team was in creating the mind-blowing crossover episode. Showrunner Kevin Abbott then discusses the unlikely crossover event (which paid tribute to a late Home Improvement cast member) and reveals how Mike and Tim's argument will make the Outdoor Man boss think about his third act. In an interview with The Wrap, Last Man Standing showrunner Kevin Abbott revealed that it was difficult for Fox to obtain permission from Disney to use Home Improvement - which showed Wilson's face in the finale - Tim for the episode, and that Allen himself was very protective of the character.
Allen wouldn't spill secrets about the plot surrounding Tim Taylor's appearance, but he did tease that his characters from Home Improvement and Last Man Standing don't exactly see eye to eye. Tim Allen reprised his role as Tim “The Tool Man Taylor” of Home Improvement during Thursday's Last Man Standing. The Baxters see double when Vanessa hires a home improvement repairman who bears a striking resemblance to Mike, who is struggling with an idea for his Outdoor Man tenth anniversary vlog. Thomas played Potts' son, Randy, who was also his character's name on Home Improvement, and appeared briefly in the end. Like Last Man Standing, Home Improvement was built around a family man navigating everyday life. Although Tim calls for “more power”, another nod to Home Improvement, Mike's disposition ends up flying.
It looks like Home Improvement would be ready for one, especially now that Allen's last man standing ends with season 9.