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Tim Allen Says It Was ‘Emotional’ to Reprise His Home Improvement Role on Last Man Standing

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Tim Allen is opening up about the emotional experience of reprising his Home Improvement role on Last Man Standing.

During a virtual chat with Entertainment Tonight ahead of the ninth and final season premiere of the Fox series, the 67-year-old actor spoke about how reprising the role was not at all what he expected.

Speaking candidly about playing both Last Man Standing’s Mike Baxter and Home Improvement’s Tim Taylor on the episode that aired Thursday night, the actor called the experience, “weird, creepy… [and] unusual.”

“It was very peculiar to do both parts, I’ll tell you that. It was challenging for me to do both parts and kind of emotional,” Allen said, before sharing that the 2003 death of Earl Hindman — who played Wilson, Allen’s onscreen neighbor in Home Improvement — played a part in heightening his feelings.

“I adored the man and we kind of brought

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‘Last Man Standing’ star Tim Allen says filming final season was ‘horrible’ and emotional

When Tim Allen found out that his comedy series, “Last Man Standing,” was coming to an end with its ninth season, it was a bittersweet moment. 

The 67-year-old actor (who plays Mike Baxter) told Fox News that he was proud the show lasted for so long on FOX but is also understandably upset to be saying goodbye to another character.

He admitted that going to set every day was “horrible” knowing it was one day closer to the final day of production. 

“I thought it would be a good idea,” Allen revealed. “It was a terrible idea!”

TIM ALLEN ADMITS IT WAS ‘PECULIAR’ TO PLAY ‘HOME IMPROVEMENT’ ROLE ON ‘LAST MAN STANDING’

“I feel like because we show up to work going ahhhhh (“crying”) I can’t…” joked co-star and onscreen wife Nancy Travis.

She added that fans can look forward to more of the same from the

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Tim Allen Reveals He Got Emotional Reprising His ‘Home Improvement’ Role on ‘Last Man Standing’ (Exclusive)

Tim Allen‘s return to a past character was not what he expected. ET’s Lauren Zima spoke with Allen and his Last Man Standing co-star, Nancy Travis, ahead of the ninth and final season premiere of their Fox sitcom.

During the chat, Allen opened up about playing both his current role and a past roleHome Improvement‘s Tim Taylor — on an upcoming episode of Last Man Standing, an experience the 67-year-old actor called “weird, creepy… [and] unusual.”

“It was very peculiar to do both parts, I’ll tell you that. It was challenging for me to do both parts and kind of emotional,” Allen admitted, revealing that his emotions came, in large part, because of Earl Hindman’s 2003 death. Allen and Hindman co-starred on Home Improvement from 1991 to 1999, with the later actor playing Wilson, Allen’s onscreen neighbor.

“I adored the man and we kind of

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