Richard Karn shared significant news regarding 'Home Improvement' reboot
After the huge success that the revival of Roseanne accomplished, other sitcoms from the 1990s have planned to get back on screen. Home Improvement is one of them.
Closer Weekly reported that Richard Karn, who portrayed Al Borland in the show, talked to Tim Allen, the creator of the stand-up comedy show that inspired the sitcom, and other members of the cast, including Pat Richardson and ‘the kids.’
All of them confessed to being ‘on board’ for a Home Improvement revival. That show ran from 1991 until 1999 and its entire eight seasons were aired by ABC.
It addressed the daily trails of TV host Tim Taylor, also known as The Tool Man, and his family. Allen’s performance was so good that his career skyrocketed after it, making him into a fan favorite actor of Hollywood.
Fox News added that, apart from Karn, the show featured Patricia Richardson, Zachery Ty Bryan, Johnathan Taylor Thomas, Taran Noah Smith, Debbe Dunning, and the late Earl Hindman.
While Karn’s words surprised many, he was not the only one who talked about a possible reboot. Allen himself did the same in March 2018, when he pointed out that the idea ‘has been floating.’
He admitted that even though not all members of the cast like the idea, it would be ‘cool’ to do it years later, exactly like what Roseanne did. Allen also added that he missed Last Man Standing, his most recent series that was canceled in March 2017.
‘We didn’t get our seventh year. I adored [Last Man Standing]. It’s like having a new dog and now to go back to the old dog? I don’t know. I like both characters, but yeah, I’d be very interested in that idea.’
Tim Allen, Fox News, April 26, 2018.
In Last Man Standing, Allen portrayed Mike Baxter, a politically conservative man. Given the fact that Allen is a conservative in real life and has publicly support Donald Trump, things were not that hard for him.
Despite the show had high ratings, it was canceled. People believe that ABC shut it down because of its politics, but the network itself denied those rumors. Nowadays, fans are waiting for more details about the possible revival of Home Improvement.