Tim Allen Turned Down a Ridiculous Amount of Money to Return to ‘Home Improvement’

They say you can’t go home again, and it appears that Home Improvement star Tim Allen took that idiom to heart. The 1990s sitcom was a tremendous success and served as a successful launching pad for Allen’s own future acting endeavors, but he knew when to end things.

The show ran for an impressive eight seasons and provided fans with 203 episodes of laughter, but the network wanted to keep things going for at least one more season. 

Allen wouldn’t hear of it, and even a large sum of money wasn’t enough to get him to reconsider. 

‘Home Improvement’ made Tim Allen and Jonathan Taylor Thomas famous

Tim Allen on the red carpet
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Before breaking through in the role of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, Allen was a standup comedian. He got his start performing in the late 1970s in his home state of Michigan, and his set became the basis for Home Improvement. The show would go on to become a huge part of Allen’s career, and he managed to pull in many personal touches during his time on the sitcom. For example, Allen made sure that his character wore t-shirts and sweaters representing Michigan, and he even owns

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