Tim Allen headed back to TV?
November 9th, 2010
04:09 PM ET

Tim Allen headed back to TV?

More than 10 years after "Home Improvement" went off the air, it seems Tim Allen is already back in nesting mode. The comedian is reportedly returning to ABC in a new family-themed comedy.

According to Deadline.com, the network has ordered a pilot for "Man Up," a half-hour family show in which 57-year-old Allen would play "a guy fighting for his manhood in a world of women."

Following the eight-season run of the hugely popular "Home Improvement," the funnyman went on to star in films such as "The Shaggy Dog," "Wild Hogs" and the blockbuster "Toy Story 3."

However, Deadline.com reports that the Golden Globe winner has been eyeing a return to television for quite some time and has taken meetings with writers in recent months.

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. HiFan

    Hmm, a new show where he plays a man dominated. It sounds like his old show.
    Just bring back Home Improvement – that's what we want. I'd love to see them all back in the Taylor household!

    November 14, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. Scott the Engineer

    Meh, I have a 122 IQ. Smarter than Tim Allen. See ya soon on the show.

    November 10, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • BIgfoot

      The show is suppose to be set way up North, near Canada it is. The Lions he loves. I'm from New York. I don't have the foggiest.

      November 10, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. beenz

    Hey – anything beats 'reality' TV.. I'll give this a shot.

    November 10, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. Michael Anton Lylyk

    *manly grunting*

    November 10, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. D

    I loved watching home improvement as a kid and I think he is so funny!

    November 9, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bananapeel

    Oh goodie...

    November 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. samuels

    hmmm, a comedy based on a (middle-aged) guy fighting for his manhood in a world of (probably younger better looking)women. how original.....

    November 9, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bob A' Booey

    Good luck Tim. Read a similar story of triumph, useless lists, and success in "They Call Me Baba Booey" in stores now.

    November 9, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric the Actor

      Ack Ack.....Stupid people making fun of Tim Allen. Gary, can't you get me a spot on Fringe?

      November 10, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. Lawman

    I bet he loves being remembered for "Wild Hogs" – what a POS that thing is.

    Great! Now that he'll be getting some exposure again, I suppose he'll start the drinking and driving back up. He and Mel Gibson can hang out.

    November 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Eddie King

    Say, Eddie King really likes "Tim Allen Headed Back to TV".

    November 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. katie

    Home Improvement used to be my favorite show as a kid. I remember my family and I sitting around watching it at night. Good memories. 😀

    November 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. cheefsfury


    November 9, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh?!?


      November 9, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul Dube

      You mean a 15 minute family show don't forget the 15 minutes of advertisement.Their not half hour sitcoms but 15 minute sitcoms.I think its time for you call them 15 minute sitcoms.

      November 9, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zach

      Actually, Paul Dube, they are 23 minute sitcoms. Believe it or not there is only 7 minutes of commercials per 30 minute episode.

      November 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boon Jaloopo

      Actually Zach, the average running length for modern sitcoms is 21:28 on ABC,21:41 on Comedy Central and 20:59 on NBC. This includes embedded/overlay credits. So, about 8.5 minutes of commercials or non-show material.

      November 9, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |

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