Tim Allen, the actor who’s gearing up for the second season of “The Santa Clauses,” has dropped a tantalizing hint about a potential return to the role that made him a household name: Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor from the iconic ’90s sitcom “Home Improvement.”
In an interview with The Messenger, Allen shared that he’s had some preliminary discussions about reprising his role as the bumbling handyman. The original series, “Home Improvement,” ran for eight seasons and was a beloved staple of ’90s television, also starring Richard Karn, Patricia Richardson, Taran Noah Smith, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and Zachery Ty Bryan.
“I see Richard Karn a lot, and I talk to the boys…and I’m there as one of their friends. We keep talking about [a spinoff],” Allen revealed. “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.”
Interestingly, it seems that Allen might be willing to go forward with a Frasier-style spinoff, potentially featuring an older Tim Taylor in a new iteration of his Tool Time show. This idea underscores the importance of the family dynamic that was at the heart of “Home Improvement.”
In the meantime, Allen is keeping busy with “The Santa Clauses,” where he plays Santa Claus himself, Scott Calvin. The second season of the show follows Scott’s journey as he trains his son Cal to eventually take over the role of Santa Claus.
The series also stars Elizabeth Mitchell as Mrs. Claus/Carol, Elizabeth Allen-Dick as Sandra Calvin Claus, Austin Kane as Cal Calvin Claus, and a host of other talented actors and guest stars.
So, whether it’s wielding a tool belt or donning the red suit, Tim Allen continues to entertain audiences with his diverse range of roles. Fans of “Home Improvement” will undoubtedly be excited at the prospect of a spinoff, and we’ll have to wait and see if Tim Taylor will grace our screens once again.
What are your thoughts on the potential for a “Home Improvement” spinoff featuring an older Tim Taylor? Do you think it would be a welcome return for fans of the original show, or would you prefer a different approach to revisiting the world of “Home Improvement”? Leave us a comment.