Tim Allen is set to reprise the role of his Home Improvement character Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor in the upcoming ninth and final season of Last Man Standing. Tim will meet Allen’s other character Mike Baxter in the interesting crossover episode and you can get a first look at that in the promo spot that has been released below.
I’ve enjoyed Last Man Standing and it’s always fun when it features Home Improvement gags. But, having Tim and Baxter meet is actually the most ambitious and exciting Home Improvement callback yet.
Here’s the synopsis for Last Man Standing Season 9:
In “Time Flies,” a series of time jumps finds Mike & Vanessa with two new grandchildren as well as Mandy and Kyle living with them. Mike, accidentally/on-purpose, gets involved when Vanessa and Mandy clash over Vanessa’s “helpfulness.” Meanwhile at Outdoor Man, Chuck desperately hopes its last call on Ed’s mixology happy hour.
Tim and Baxter’s crossover will unfold in Last Man Standing will air on January 7th in an episode of Last Man Standing, titled “Dual Time”. In addition to the Home Improvement crossover, the final season will also address the COVID-19 pandemic, using Zoom calls between the Baxter family and the like, and there’s fun little gag involving Allen’s The Santa Clause.
Last Man Standing Season 9 will premiere on January 3rd at 8:30pm ET. The rest of Season 9 will air in its regular slot on Thursdays at 9:30 pm ET.