Earlier this yr came the shock announcement that lovers of Tim Allen’s sitcom Last Man Standing will be in for double the Tim in an impending episode as his character Mike Baxter will share the screen with Allen’s Residence Advancement character Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor. Allen’s one particular-gentleman crossover will unfold in Very last Gentleman Standing year 9, the last year of the sequence, during the impending January 7th episode of the collection titled “Dual Time.” Talking in a new job interview, Allen has opened up about what his Home Advancement character has been up to considering the fact that the 1999 sequence finale of that sequence and what it was like for him to return to that position.

“It appeared strange and put on and phony, but the way it is handled — it’s self-knowledgeable. It’s a moment the place we crack the fourth wall to him,” Allen uncovered to Us Weekly. “The grunting was portion of his deal and he type of cops to that. He’s gotten old and he’s moved on. He no extended does Tool Time. I really don’t want to give also a great deal absent, but it is genuinely very intelligent….He’s in Colorado for some conference — Binford equipment is everywhere you go — and he notices a man that appears to be just like him. He states, ‘You know, folks have told me I appear like you!’ And clearly, we perform with that for very a bit.”

As enthusiasts may recall, Residence Enhancement ran for 8 seasons and more than 200 episodes on ABC, meaning it and the character are owned by The Walt Disney Firm. Past Guy Standing commenced on ABC as nicely but was revived at FOX just after its cancellation. 20th Century Tv now staying a subsidiary of Disney could possibly guide a person to imagine that this would be an straightforward crossover to make take place, effectively Allen wasn’t convinced it could operate.

“There are some complicated relationships involving Disney and Household Improvement from way back again when, and most of that is not public and not definitely legitimate,” Allen added. “So, it was a blessing. I was astonished and satisfied that every person labored collectively and permit us do it.”

Dwelling Advancement was a showcase for Tim Allen’s stand-up comedy bits (a la Seinfeld), as well as the conservative star’s American alpha male picture. Final Guy Standing is in several ways the non secular successor to House Advancement, which is why the crossover operates.

Last Male Standing time will premiere in a unique Sunday evening slot on Jan 3rd at 8:30pm ET. The relaxation of time 9 will air in its standard slot on Thursdays at 9:30 pm ET.