Before this 12 months came the shock announcement that supporters of Tim Allen’s sitcom Very last Gentleman Standing will be in for double the Tim in an approaching episode as his character Mike Baxter will share the screen with Allen’s Dwelling Enhancement character Tim “The Instrument Guy” Taylor. Allen’s 1-guy crossover will unfold in Previous Male Standing period 9, the last time of the series, during the impending January 7th episode of the series titled “Dual Time.” Talking in a new job interview, Allen has opened up about what his House Advancement character has been up to due to the fact the 1999 sequence finale of that collection and what it was like for him to return to that role.
“It seemed unusual and put on and phony, but the way it’s managed — it’s self-knowledgeable. It’s a instant wherever we break the fourth wall to him,” Allen unveiled to Us Weekly. “The grunting was section of his offer and he kind of cops to that. He’s gotten old and he’s moved on. He no extended does Resource Time. I don’t want to give way too considerably absent, but it’s actually rather clever….He’s in Colorado for some conference — Binford applications is in all places — and he notices a dude that appears to be just like him. He says, ‘You know, folks have told me I appear like you!’ And of course, we perform with that for pretty a little bit.”
As supporters may possibly recall, Dwelling Advancement ran for 8 seasons and in excess of 200 episodes on ABC, that means it and the character are owned by The Walt Disney Organization. Last Guy Standing began on ABC as perfectly but was revived at FOX just after its cancellation. 20th Century Television now remaining a subsidiary of Disney may possibly guide one particular to feel that this would be an simple crossover to make take place, nicely Allen was not convinced it could perform.
“There are some intricate associations between Disney and Residence Advancement from way back again when, and most of that is not community and not genuinely legitimate,” Allen added. “So, it was a blessing. I was stunned and happy that every person labored with each other and permit us do it.”
Home Enhancement was a showcase for Tim Allen’s stand-up comedy bits (a la Seinfeld), as very well as the conservative star’s American alpha male impression. Previous Person Standing is in a lot of means the religious successor to Residence Enhancement, which is why the crossover works.
Last Man Standing time will premiere in a unique Sunday evening slot on Jan 3rd at 8:30pm ET. The rest of time 9 will air in its typical slot on Thursdays at 9:30 pm ET.