Home Improvement Reboot: Tim Allen Hints at New Spin-off Series


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“I see Richard Karn [who played Al Borland on the show] a lot,” the 70-year-old actor recently told The Messenger.

“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].”

“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.”


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This isn’t the first time the Santa Clause actor has discussed bringing Home Improvement into the 21st Century. 

Back in 2018, the actor told Entertainment Tonight that he was “very interested” in reviving the show. 

“I can’t say everybody, but it has been floated,” he said. “And more than I would have expected said, ‘Yeah, that would be cool to do it years later,’ like Roseanne.”

The same year he reinforced his belief that a spin-off should focus on his children during an interview with E! News. 

“What I’d love to see is those boys grown up—what they’re doing grown up,” he explained. “I think that’d be an amazing piece of television.”


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Currently, Tim is starring in another classic reboot – a television series focused on his iconic role as Scott Calvin AKA Mr Clause himself in The Santa Clause. 

The Santa Clauses is now in its second season and follows the Calvin family as they learn the ropes of the family business in the North Pole.

You can stream both The Santa Clauses and the original The Santa Clause movie franchise on Disney+. 

Every episode of Home Improvement is also available to stream on Disney+. 

Stream the Tim Allen classics now on Disney Plus with a mth-to-mth no lock-in contractSubscribe here.

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