Tim Allen is hopeful that a Home Improvement revival will happen. However, Allen notes that it won't be like the other revivals that are currently out there. The hit ABC show originally ran for eight seasons, from 1991 to 1999 and it's what really launched Allen's career. Fans of the show were sad to see it leave and have held out hope that the gang would all get back together again at some point. Now, it seems like we might be closer to a Home Improvement revival than ever.
In a new interview, Tim Allen was asked about a possible Home Improvement revival series. The actor/comedian seems confident that it will happen, but he wants to take another approach to the idea, which has now become a common thing to do. And, it could all very well work out. Allen has this to say about the possibility of the series coming back with the original cast.
"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."
A one-off Home Improvement revival may not be what everybody has in mind, but it would be great to see what Tim Taylor and the family are up to these days. A lot has changed since the show went off the air in 1999, and Tim Allen is interested to see how Taylor would fit in today. He also compared the old show to his current series, Last Man Standing. He explains.
"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."
The Tim Taylor character could easily fit into today's world, though all of the technology may freak him out just a bit. Back in 2018, Allen revealed the idea of a revival had been "floated" by the cast and noting that he'd "be very interested in that idea." The Home Improvement cast is still tight today and many of them appear on Last Man Standing, including Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Richard Karn, and Patricia Richardson.
For now, Last Man Standing is Tim Allen's focus. But, we could end up getting a Home Improvement announcement soon. Whatever the case may be, it sounds like the cast is ready to do it, and has been for years. With the success of the Roseanne revival series and now, The Conners, Home Improvement could fit right in. The interview with Tim Allen was originally conducted by TV Line.