In a recent interview, actor and comedian Tim Allen revealed that he and his former Home Improvement co-stars are interested in a reboot or spinoff.
From Fuller House and Saved By The Bell to The Conners and Girl Meets World, recent years have seen reboots and spinoffs of some of our favorite television shows from the ’90s.
One show that definitely deserves a spinoff is Home Improvement. For nearly a decade the Tim Allen-led show consistently drew viewers in as one of the most-watched sitcoms of the ’90s. Though the cast parted ways when the show ended in 1999, some of the cast members reunited with guest spots on Allen’s sitcom, Last Man Standing.
Richard Karn, who appeared on Home Improvement as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor’s trusty sidekick and Tool Time co-host, made two guest appearances on Allen’s new sitcom in 2013. Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who portrayed Allen’s middle son Randy, and Patricia Richardson, Allen’s tv wife, also appeared on Last Man Standing. The mini-reunions only ignited fans’ interest in a reboot, something that Allen and Karn both admitted to being in favor of.
“There is always a chance, absolutely. Would I be on board? Yeah, I think so! I would love to see what the story lines could be, it could be very funny!” the actors told Hollywood Life in 2015.
In a new interview with The Messenger, Tim Allen doubled down on his hopes for a Home Improvement spinoff, saying that it’s something him and his former cast mates discuss often.
“I see Richard Karn a lot,” Allen said. “And I talk to the boys [Zachery Ty Bryan, who played oldest son Brad; Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who played middle son Randy; and Taran Noah Smith, who played youngest son Mark]…and I’m there as one of their friends. We keep talking about [a spinoff].”
“It’s funny, one of the conversations we’ve had recently is how weird it would be if Home Improvement would be about the kids’ kids,” he shared. “Like if all of them had children, and I’m a grandparent. Home Re-Improvement or something like that. It’s come up.”
In 2018, Allen admitted that he wasn’t satisfied with the way Home Improvement ended.
“I never felt—and it’s come true—that this was done. It never felt right,” Allen told E! News.
Watch the emotional final curtain call for Home Improvement in the video below. And let us know if you would like to see a spinoff!