The Santa Clause may not be the only title from his past that Tim Allen wants to revive.
These days, Allen can be seen starring in the Disney+ series The Santa Clauses, and there have been reports that he will return as the voice of Buzz Lightyear for Toy Story 4. Meanwhile, the actor has also been teasing a possible return of Home Improvement, the classic comedy series that starred Allen as family patriarch Tim Taylor. During a new chat with The Messenger to promote the upcoming second season of The Santa Clauses, Allen revealed how he’s been speaking with former co-star Richard Karn, who played Al Borland, along with the former child stars who played his sons, about developing a potential revival series.
“I see Richard Karn a lot,” Allen said. “And I talk to the boys [Zachery Ty Bryan (Brad), Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Randy), and Taran Noah Smith, (Mark)]…and I’m there as one of their friends. We keep talking about [a spinoff].”
Teasing that the new show could take a similar approach to the Full House series Fuller House, Allen continued, “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. Like if all of them had children, and I’m a grandparent. Home Re-Improvement or something like that. It’s come up.”
Whether this leads to a revival happening remains to be seen. It’s worth noting that Allen previously expressed an interest in a revival back in 2018. At that time, Allen said to Entertainment Tonight that a potential reboot had been “floated” to several original cast members, with more than he’d expected responding positively to the idea. Allen said these cast members noted, “‘Yeah, that would be cool to do it years later,’ like Roseanne.“
Series revivals have only continued in subsequent years. Another 90s sitcom, Frasier, just recently returned with an all-new sequel series on Paramount+. While most of the original starring cast isn’t back, Kelsey Grammer returned to reprise his titular role, and the reviews have, for the most part, been positive. Nostalgia is in full effect, and other shows from the era finding success in revivals could only help the chances of a show like Home Improvement getting that treatment as well.
Time will tell what happens, but for now, there’s always the original Home Improvement series, which can be found streaming on Disney+ and Hulu.
Source: The Messenger