Tim Allen Hints at ‘Home Improvement’ Reboot in New Interview

This time of year, Tim Allen fans are used to seeing the actor in red and white. But is the 70-year-old actor ready to swap his Santa suit for a familiar tool belt? In a new interview, Tim explained it’s not out of the question.

Tim is currently starring in season 2 of The Santa Clauses on Disney+, but before he portrayed the Jolly Old Elf, the actor spent eight years on network television as Tim “The Toolman” Taylor on Home Improvement. The beloved sitcom wrapped in 1999, but it still holds a nostalgic spot in fans’ hearts.

In a recent interview with The Messenger, Tim addressed the possibility of a reboot. He said, “I see Richard Karn [who played Al Borland] a lot. And I talk to the boys [Zachery Ty Bryan, who played Brad; Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who played Randy; and Taran Noah Smith, who played Mark]…and I’m there as one of their friends. We keep talking about [a spinoff].”

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Home Improvement cast, 1998

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Tim continued with an idea for the reboot: “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.”

We’ll keep our fingers crossed that this happens soon! In the meantime, fans wanting to rewatch the original series can stream all eight seasons on Hulu or Disney+.


Katie Bowlby is Digital Director at Country Living, where she covers gift guides, product reviews, crafts, and TV shows like Yellowstone. She’s currently stitching up a cross-stitch pattern for the magazine’s next issue 

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