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Tim Allen Is Up For Reviving 90s Classic Home Improvement As A 'One-Off' Movie

Tim Allen Is Up For Reviving 90s Classic Home Improvement As A 'One-Off' Movie

Actor Tim Allen has said he's potentially up for a revival of long-running American sitcom Home Improvement, in which he starred as Tim 'The Toolman' Taylor.

The series ran on ABC for 204 episodes from 17 September 1991 to 25 May 1999, altogether spanning eight seasons.

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It helped launch Allen's career, and also projected Pamela Anderson into the limelight as Lisa, the original 'Tool Time girl', before she found greater fame as CJ Parker in Baywatch.

Credit: ABC
Credit: ABC

While it's not been more than 20 years since the show wrapped, Allen has said he's not ruling out some sort of revival - though he prefers the prospect of a 'one-off' movie spin-off project, rather than rebooting the entire series.

Speaking to TVLine, Allen said of the show: "I always think about it, because I still talk to everybody involved.

"The question I had was, 'Is it still relevant? Is Tim Taylor relevant in the Mike Baxter world?' Because Mike Baxter [Allen's character in his current sitcom Last Man Standing] is like a real version of Tim Taylor; he's not such a joke.

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"And the [Outdoor Man] vlogs are like Mike's version of Tool Time done as a web series."

Speaking more directly about a return to Home Improvement, he continued: "I like the idea of doing it as a one-off, like a one-hour movie [versus a full-fledged revival series]," Allen said.

"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 marvellous idea, and all the actors think it's a great idea."

Allen also voices Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story franchise. Credit: PA
Allen also voices Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story franchise. Credit: PA

While Allen isn't saying no, it's probably worth stressing that there's nothing confirmed in the pipeline just yet - not least because the actor is no doubt busy enough with Last Man Standing.

There's no word from the rest of the cast, either, with Pamela Anderson having skyrocketed to fame in the years since she appeared in the programme.

Actor Earl Hindman, who played Tim Taylor's next door neighbour Wilson, also sadly passed away in 2003.

In the meantime, you'll just have to get your dose of 90s nostalgia from the Friends cast, who recently confirmed they'd be making a triumphant return - some 16 years after the sitcom's final episode aired.

They'll be back for an untitled unscripted special for HBO Max, WarnerMedia's direct-to-consumer offering debuting in May 2020.

Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president, TBS, TNT, and truTV, said: "Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together - we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire Friends library."

He added: "I became aware of Friends when it was in the very early stages of development and then had the opportunity to work on the series many years later and have delighted in seeing it catch on with viewers generation after generation.

"It taps into an era when friends - and audiences - gathered together in real time and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans."

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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