Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor is coming to a streaming service near you.
The classic ’90s comedy Home Improvement will return to Hulu on Friday, Sept. 9 — three years after it was last available to binge. (Hulu is also home to fellow Tim Allen series Last Man Standing and Assembly Required, which makes Home Improvement a perfect fit for the service.)
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Home Improvement ran for eight seasons (and a total of 204 episodes) on ABC, from September 1991 through May 1999. During its run, it was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, including a nod for Outstanding Lead Actor (for Allen), four nods for Outstanding Lead Actress (for Patricia Richardson) and two nods for Outstanding Comedy Series.
TVLine previously asked Allen about reviving Home Improvement once Last Man Standing came to an end. “I always think about it, because I still talk to everybody involved,” he said in February 2020. “The question I have is, ‘Is it still relevant? Is Tim Taylor relevant in the Mike Baxter world?’ Because Mike Baxter is like a real version of Tim Taylor; he’s not such a joke. And the [Outdoor Man] vlogs are like Mike’s version of Tool Time done as a web series.”
As for how he’d like to see Home Improvement return? “I like the idea of doing it as a one-off, like a one-hour movie [versus a full-fledged revival series],” Allen said. “I like the idea of finding out where the boys are now, and where… Tool Time would be in today’s world. I just think it’s a marvelous idea, and all the actors think it’s a great idea.”
But as of press time, a revival isn’t in the cards. Allen can next be seen reprising his other fan-favorite role, that of Scott Calvin in the Disney+ sequel series The Santa Clauses, which is expected to premiere later this year.
Will you be revisiting the OG Tim Allen sitcom once it returns to Hulu? Scroll down to relive every Home Improvement reunion from the past 20+ years (by way of Last Man Standing, Assembly Required and More Power), then sound off in Comments.
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