Tim Allen Reveals He Got Emotional Reprising His ‘Home Improvement’ Role on ‘Last Man Standing’ (Exclusive)

Tim Allen Reveals He Got Emotional Reprising His ‘Home Improvement’ Role on ‘Last Man Standing’ (Exclusive)

Tim Allen‘s return to a past character was not what he expected. ET’s Lauren Zima spoke with Allen and his Last Man Standing co-star, Nancy Travis, ahead of the ninth and final season premiere of their Fox sitcom.

During the chat, Allen opened up about playing both his current role and a past role — Home Improvement‘s Tim Taylor — on an upcoming episode of Last Man Standing, an experience the 67-year-old actor called “weird, creepy… [and] unusual.” 

“It was very peculiar to do both parts, I’ll tell you that. It was challenging for me to do both parts and kind of emotional,” Allen admitted, revealing that his emotions came, in large part, because of Earl Hindman’s 2003 death. Allen and Hindman co-starred on Home Improvement from 1991 to 1999, with the later actor playing Wilson, Allen’s onscreen neighbor.

“I adored the man and we kind of brought that up in the story,” Allen said. “I started thinking about all the history I had with that TV show, how I compare it to my life on this show. It’s all about

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  • In a recent interview, Tim Allen opened up about what the character crossover was like for him.

Whether you’re a fan of Last Man Standing or Home Improvement, you’ll be a fan of Last Man Standing’s ninth season.

On Friday December 4, Fox released a 30-second preview of the beloved show’s final season. To make the absolute most of it, Tim Allen isn’t only playing Mike Baxter in the show—he’s bringing back his Home Improvement role, too. “The Baxters see double 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,” the logline teases.

If you watched the episode, you saw that his beloved old character made a reappearance, and naturally fans of both shows (and Tim Allen

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Tim Allen Reveals He Got Emotional Reprising His ‘Home Improvement’ Role On ‘Last Man Standing’ (Exclusive)

By Paige Gawley, ETOnline.com.

Tim Allen‘s return to a past character was not what he expected. ET’s Lauren Zima spoke with Allen and his “Last Man Standing” co-star, Nancy Travis, ahead of the ninth and final season premiere of their Fox sitcom.

During the chat, Allen opened up about playing both his current role and a past role — Tim Taylor of “Home Improvement” — on an upcoming episode of “Last Man Standing”, an experience the 67-year-old actor called “weird, creepy… [and] unusual.”

“It was very peculiar to do both parts, I’ll tell you that. It was challenging for me to do both parts and kind of emotional,” Allen admitted, revealing that his emotions came, in large part, because of Earl Hindman’s 2003 death. Allen and Hindman co-starred on “Home Improvement” from 1991 to 1999, with the later actor playing Wilson, Allen’s onscreen neighbor.

“I adored the man and we kind of brought that up in the story,” Allen said. “I started thinking about all the history I had with that TV show, how I compare it to my life on this show. It’s all about loss, is all I kept saying in

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