Tim Allen is still a little sour about the cancelation of Last Man Standing, but he's "very interested" in a Home Improvement revival series like Roseanne. Last Man Standing ran for six seasons on ABC before it was canceled despite it being the 2nd highest rated show on the network. Fans of the show and Allen were shocked and saddened by the sudden cancelation and the comedian is still in hopes that another network will pick up the series. But when the idea was raised about a return to Home Improvement, Tim Allen revealed that he and the rest of the cast have already spoken about it.
Home Improvement ran from 1991 to 1999, also on ABC, and was one of the most watched sitcoms in American TV history. It's been nearly 20 years since the show came to an end and Tim Allen is ready to revisit it along with the rest of the cast. The idea of a revival has been "floated" by the cast and Allen says that he'd "be very interested in that idea." Allen brought up that he'd like to do it in the same way that Roseanne Barr brought back her hit show Roseanne, which will have new episodes debut at the end of this month.
Home Improvement premiered on ABC in September of 1991 and was largely based off of Tim Allen's standup comedy at the time. The show shot to number one in the ratings by the time of its third and fourth seasons and remained to be a popular show until it came to an end in 1999. Tim Allen also enjoyed a number one, best-selling book as well as a successful film career at the same time.
Throughout Home Improvement's 8 season run, the show amassed numerous award nominations and wins, including Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Kids' Choice Awards, Young Artist Awards, YoungStar Awards, ASCAP Award, and many others. Additionally, the show continually makes it to the top 20 of best television shows and some polls have even placed it in the top 10, so a revival series seems like a no-brainer at this point in time. Some of the cast of the show reunited on Last Man Standing in 2015, and a Home Improvement proper reunion has been talked about ever since.
In May of 2015, it was reported that Tim Allen and Richard Karn had admitted to talking about getting back together as a cast for a Home Improvement reboot or reunion show. Karn said at the time, "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!" It appears that a Home Improvement reunion could be a lot closer than we think. You can check out the original interview with Tim Allen over at Entertainment Tonight.