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‘Home Improvement’ reboot? ‘Last Man Standing’ crossover stirs tons of speculation [Video]

Tim Allen reprised his Home Improvement character, Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, during Thursday night’s Last Man Standing. Fans of both series celebrated the crossover, which also hinted at a potential reboot.

The premise of the episode was that Tim wanted to meet Mike Baxter, Allen’s other character, because he heard they look so much alike. Tim helped Mike with a broken garbage disposal, and of course hilarity ensued.

While much of the episode was fun, there were a few tender moments. The most touching moment was when Tim talked about how much he missed his old neighbor, Wilson Wilson Jr. Wilson was played by Earl Hindman, who died in 2003.

One of the biggest surprises from the episode was the hint of a reboot. In fact, in one scene Mike tells Tim, “You might want to think of rebooting that Tool Time.” The suggestive dialogue led to

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How ‘Last Man Standing’ Got Permission to Use Tim Taylor Character for ‘Home Improvement’ Crossover

Fox’s “Last Man Standing” is going big in its final season, with an episode featuring Tim Allen in his leading role of Mike Baxter and reprising Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, the iconic character he played on ABC’s “Home Improvement” for eight seasons from 1991-1999.

The bit will come in the second episode of “Last Man Standing’s” upcoming ninth season, when Vanessa hires a home improvement repairman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Mike, who is struggling with an idea for his Outdoor Man 10th Anniversary vlog. And the idea for this epic half-hour, which airs Jan. 7 on Fox, came about because the broadcast network wanted to kick off the sitcom’s final season with something flashy.

“We had already broken the first seven episodes and our intention was to have the ‘Time Flies’ [flash-forward] be the first episode. And Fox came to us and said, ‘We’d love

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Tim Allen Reprises Home Improvement Role for Last Man Standing Crossover Episode

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The Last Man Standing and Home Improvement worlds are colliding.

Tim Allen will be reprising his role as Tim Taylor from Home Improvement for a crossover episode of his current show, Last Man Standing, in which he stars as Mike Baxter. In the episode, titled in “Dual Time” and airing on Fox Jan. 7, Allen will play both dads.

The pair meet when Mike’s wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) hires a home improvement repairman who looks strikingly similar to Mike. A clip of their interaction is briefly featured in a trailer for the upcoming season of Last Man Standing.

“They call me the tool man,” Allen as Tim Taylor says to which Allen as Mike Baxter quips that he’s “a little annoying.”

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Home Improvement ran for eight seasons on ABC starting in 1991. Alongside Allen,

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Mike Baxter Meets Tim ‘The Tool Man’ Taylor in Home Improvement Crossover

Last Man Standing is staging 2021’s most unlikely crossover, as Mike Baxter comes face to face with Tim Allen‘s former alter ego, Home Improvement‘s Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor.

Fox on Friday released the trailer for Last Man‘s ninth and final season, which features the aforementioned meeting of the half-minds. The Tool Time host appears in Mike’s kitchen wearing a vintage Binford Tools t-shirt and serves up one of his signature grunts. The crossover takes place in the Jan. 7 episode, titled “Dual Time,” when Vanessa hires a home improvement repairman who bears an uncanny resemblance to her husband.

The new footage also makes clear that Last Man is incorporating the coronavirus pandemic into its final episodes. Mike, Vanessa, Mandy and Kyle all appear on a Zoom call with socially distanced friends and relatives (including Kaitlyn Dever’s Eve), and Mike shows off his pandemic beard during one

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