Last Man Standing Reveals How They Got Permission to Use Tim Allen’s Home Improvement Character

In an upcoming episode of Last Man Standing it will seem like Crisis on Infinite Sitcoms as Tim Allen meets Tim Allen. In the episode, Allen’s Last Man Standing character Mike Baxter will come face to face with Allen’s Home Improvement character Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor. It’s not the first time that the series has crossed paths with Allen’s ’90s sitcom, previously casting his Home Improvement co-stars Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Patricia Richardson, and Richard Karn in roles for the series. Though Last Man Standing and Home Improvement are all under the larger umbrella of The Walt Disney Company, it still took a lot of different entities to sign off on the idea for it to become a reality.

“The first hurdle you have to jump is to get Tim to sign off on it,”showrunner Kevin Abbott revealed to TheWrap, saying the idea came to them after Fox asked they conceive of a “big promotable event.” “I want to make sure that he wanted to play it — which he did, he fully embraced the idea, with the proviso that we would honor that character, not make fun of him or anything, which we would never do.” I really

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How ‘Last Man Standing’ Got Permission to Use Tim Taylor Character

Fox’s “Last Man Standing” is going big in its final season, with an episode featuring Tim Allen in his leading role of Mike Baxter and reprising Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, the iconic character he played on ABC’s “Home Improvement” for eight seasons from 1991-1999.

The bit will come in the second episode of “Last Man Standing’s” upcoming ninth season, when Vanessa hires a home improvement repairman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Mike, who is struggling with an idea for his Outdoor Man 10th Anniversary vlog. And the idea for this epic half-hour, which airs Jan. 7 on Fox, came about because the broadcast network wanted to kick off the sitcom’s final season with something flashy.

“We had already broken the first seven episodes and our intention was to have the ‘Time Flies’ [flash-forward] be the first episode. And Fox came to us and said, ‘We’d love it if you could come up with some big promotable event.’ And I always hate that, especially on this show, where we tell smaller stories about family interaction,” “Last Man Standing” showrunner Kevin Abbott told TheWrap. “Plus, it’s difficult to come up with some huge promotable event that happens in our little

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