Over the past few years, Tim Allen has been vocal about wanting to revive the classic 1990s sitcom, “Home Improvement”, which is a heartfelt and funny family comedy dealing with the questions today’s men have about ‘being men.’

The series originally debuted in 1991 and it ran for 204 episodes across eight seasons and was a huge hit for ABC, making Tim Allen a major star for Disney, having worked with the company on many projects over the years including “The Santa Clause”, “Shaggy Dog” and “Jungle 2 Jungle”.

However, while Tim has been talking about how the show could be coming back with the original cast, it seems that isn’t really the case as Patricia Richardson, who played his wife, Jill, spoke on the Back to the Best podcast, revealed that hardly any of the original cast want to return.

“It was so weird, I would hear he was coming out publicly and saying this stuff about everyone was on board to do a Home Improvement reunion, but he never asked me and he never asked Jonathan [Taylor Thomas],”

She also said she isn’t interested in returning since it’s been over thirty years since the show ended, and they ended it at the right time and that everyone has changed a lot over that time.

“I wrote a big thing on Twitter and said I’m not involved in any series with Jill and I’ve also never even been asked to do another Home Improvement reunion thing, but I would not want to,”

Patricia also said that she spoke with Jonathan, who played Randy Taylor in the series and revealed that he is more interested in directing and writing, and added:

“I called Jonathan one day and said, ‘Has he asked you about this? He went, ‘No.’ So why is he saying everyone is on board when he hasn’t talked to you or me?”

She also spoke about how Taran Noah Smith, who played their youngest son, Mark, in the original show, hasn’t acted since the show ended. Plus there are major legal issues with Zachery Ty Bryan, who has been arrested for domestic assault and drinking under the influnece. Which would make his return unlikely. Plus Earl Hindman, who played Tim’s neighbour, Wilson, died in 2003.

“I mean, Zach is now a felon,” she said. “Taran [Noah Smith] hasn’t acted since he left the show; he’s not an actor anymore. And Jonathan’s not really interested in acting. He wants to direct and write. And we don’t have Wilson.”

Recently, it was announced that Tim Allen is creating a new sitcom with ABC called “Shifting Gears”, which will be his third sitcom.  So it doesn’t look like a “Home Improvement” revival is happening, since only Tim from the original cast seems to want to do it.

You can find all the previous seasons of “Home Improvement” available to stream now on Disney+.

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Roger Palmer

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