Is a Home Improvement reboot in the works? Thanks to a few recent hints by Tim Allen, it might be happening sooner than fans think.
Reboots and revivals are all the rage right now. It seems every day a new 90’s TV show is getting revived or rebooted. The latest might be the hit ABC show, which featured Allen as Tim “Tool Man” Taylor. In fact, the actor himself was recently asked if he would be willing to reboot the famed sitcom.
Tim Allen "very interested" in 'Home Improvement' reboot.#HomeImprovement #TimAllen #TVReboots #PatriciaRichardson #JonathanTaylorThomas #ZacheryTyBryan #TaranNoahSmith #RichardKarnhttps://t.co/tQvIzpkSc3 pic.twitter.com/OzfzbOFVRC— Unfiltered Perspectives (@UPBlog1982) March 7, 2018
"I can't say everybody, but it has been floated. And more than I would have expected said, 'Yeah, that would be cool to do it years later,' like Roseanne. I like that idea. I still miss Last Man Standing. We didn't get our seventh year. 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, " Allen expressed to Entertainment Tonight.
Home Improvement was a staple in ABC’s TGIF sitcom block. The show ran from 1991-1999 and also starred Patricia Richardson, Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Taran Noah Smith, Richard Karn, Debbe Dunning. The late Earl Hindman created the role of Wilson, who was the kind yet unseen neighbor of the Taylor’s. Should the show get a reboot or revival, there will have to be some sort of tribute to the character. Hindman passed away in 2003.
Ideas for a reboot part 1 - Tim and Jill decided to stay in Detroit. Tim still does Tool Time - although it’s now gone national. Jill is now a professor, Al now owns and runs a Sears store, much to Tim’s displeasure. Al is still married to Trudy.— Home Improvement (@HIReunion) March 8, 2018
There is definitely nothing set in stone yet for Home Improvement. One snag in the reboot could be that Allen is not happy with ABC. The network abruptly cancelled Last Man Standing, despite the show having higher ratings than other shows on ABC. Since the Disney owned network has the rights to the sitcom, there could be a potential problem if the actor is not willing to work with ABC.
Hot on the heels of revivals like Will & Grace and Roseanne, comes the news Home Improvement may be the next 90’s sitcom to come back from the dead. Allen and other cast members appear very interested in making it happen.
What do you think about the Taylor clan maybe coming back to television?