Previously this year arrived the shock announcement that admirers of Tim Allen’s sitcom Past Man Standing will be in for double the Tim in an approaching episode as his character Mike Baxter will share the display with Allen’s Household Improvement character Tim “The Instrument Male” Taylor. Allen’s a single-person crossover will unfold in Previous Man Standing season 9, the final season of the sequence, in the course of the future January 7th episode of the sequence titled “Dual Time.” Talking in a new interview, Allen has opened up about what his Residence Enhancement character has been up to due to the fact the 1999 series finale of that sequence and what it was like for him to return to that part.

“It appeared odd and put on and phony, but the way it’s taken care of — it’s self-informed. It’s a instant where we crack the fourth wall to him,” Allen uncovered to Us Weekly. “The grunting was aspect of his offer and he kind of cops to that. He’s gotten previous and he’s moved on. He no more time does Resource Time. I really don’t want to give far too considerably away, but it’s truly rather clever….He’s in Colorado for some assembly — Binford instruments is almost everywhere — and he notices a man that appears to be just like him. He states, ‘You know, persons have advised me I appear like you!’ And of course, we enjoy with that for very a little bit.”

As admirers may possibly recall, Home Enhancement ran for eight seasons and more than 200 episodes on ABC, meaning it and the character are owned by The Walt Disney Firm. Last Male Standing began on ABC as nicely but was revived at FOX following its cancellation. 20th Century Tv now getting a subsidiary of Disney could lead a single to believe that that this would be an quick crossover to make occur, perfectly Allen was not certain it could work.

“There are some sophisticated interactions involving Disney and Home Advancement from way back again when, and most of that is not community and not actually legitimate,” Allen added. “So, it was a blessing. I was surprised and pleased that all people labored with each other and permit us do it.”

Dwelling Advancement was a showcase for Tim Allen’s stand-up comedy bits (a la Seinfeld), as properly as the conservative star’s American alpha male impression. Past Gentleman Standing is in lots of ways the non secular successor to Dwelling Enhancement, which is why the crossover operates.

Previous Guy Standing time will premiere in a distinctive Sunday night slot on Jan 3rd at 8:30pm ET. The rest of season 9 will air in its frequent slot on Thursdays at 9:30 pm ET.