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Tim Allen Teases Possible ‘Home Improvement’ Reboot

Tim Allen Teases Possible ‘Home Improvement’ Reboot

Tim Allen is still hoping to get the original cast of Home Improvement back together for a reboot. 

Allen is a busy man these days. He recently filmed another addition to the Santa Clause franchise, a series called The Santa Clauses. He also teamed up with his former Last Man Standing co-star Jay Leno for Jay Leno’s Garage and his Home Improvement casemate, Richard Karn, for More Power. And the actor hopes to keep the nostalgic projects going. 

According to an interview with The Messenger, he’s considering bringing the Taylor family and Tool Time crew back to the screen in a Home Improvement spinoff. 

“I see Richard Karn a lot,” he said. “And I talk to the boys [Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and Taran Noah Smith, who played Allen’s kids on the show]… and I’m there as one of their friends. We keep talking about [a spinoff].”

A ‘Home Improvement’ Spinoff Would Focus on the Taylor Sons

The original series aired for eight seasons after debuting in 1991. In the episodes, the accident-prone Tim Taylor hosted a handyman show by day and became a family man by night. Allen envisions bringing a story back that would highlight his three on-screen sons as adults. 

“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 continued. “Like if all of them had children, and I’m a grandparent. Home Re-Improvement or something like that. It’s come up.”

This wasn’t the first time that Tim Allen has openly dreamed of a Home Improvement revival, though. He began talking about the prospect in 2018. During a chat with ET, he shared that he was “very interested” in joining the ’90s reboot trend. At that time, he wanted to follow the path of Roseanne, which is now The Conners

That same year, Allen met with E! News and admitted that he never got closure from Home Improvement. Even when the series ended, it didn’t feel over for him. Then in 2022, he revealed that there have been several legitimate attempts at a TV special or reboot, but scheduling issues got in the way. 

“I never felt… that this was done,” said Allen. “It never felt right. In the time off, we got real close, where we talked to everybody.”