Rumors of a Home Improvement reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (October 25) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 26/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 29 years since Home Improvement first aired?! (29 years, 1 month, 9 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Home Improvement end?
When Home Improvement came to an end after 8 years in May 1999, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Heidi Keppert (Debbe Dunning), Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), Jill (Patricia Richardson), Al (Richard Karn) and Tim (Tim Allen). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Home Improvement reunion disappoint people?
Home Improvement aired from 1991-1999 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Dunning said she's not sure if Home Improvement would work today. “I don't want to see old Heidi Keppert,” she told a journalist (Dunning turned 54 in July). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Home Improvement movie?
In a recent interview, Jonathan Taylor Thomas said he can't imagine a Home Improvement reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Pamela Anderson (who played Lisa) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Home Improvement movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Home Improvement film, Patricia Richardson stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Home Improvement reboot?
Recasting Home Improvement for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Home Improvement reunion, a Home Improvement movie, or a Home Improvement reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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