The Tim Allen sitcom universes will converge in the ultimate season of Past Male Standing. In the initial preview for the new episodes of the prolonged-working Fox sitcom, Allen’s Mike Baxter satisfies Tim Taylor, the comedian’s character from his preceding beloved sitcom, Dwelling Advancement. The 30-second location consists of an additional wink and nod to Allen’s The Santa Clause motion pictures. Last Guy Standing debuts on Jan. 3 on Fox.

At the commencing of the place, Mike vows not to shave throughout the coronavirus pandemic, which goes on a lot lengthier than he expected. Mike wound up growing a total-dimensions beard. “I could play… Santa Claus,” Mike said. Then, the spot reveals the mind-bending scene of Mike shaking hands with Tim Taylor, even with the two characters getting played by the similar actor. “They connect with me the instrument gentleman!” Tim explained to Mike, who was unimpressed with the Residence Advancement catchphrase. “That’s a tiny annoying,” Mike reported.

The Residence Improvement/Final Person Standing crossover will be the Season 9 premiere. “he Baxters see double when Vanessa hires a residence advancement repairman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Mike, who is having difficulties with an concept for his Out of doors Person 10th Anniversary vlog,” reads the episode description. It is correctly titled “Twin Time.”

Fox declared again in October that Very last Male Standing would be coming to an close with its ninth time. The present started off on ABC but was canceled immediately after its initial 6 seasons. The last 3 seasons aired on Fox. As opposed to ABC’s choice to cancel it, the final decision to stop it right after Time 9 appears like an amicable a person.

“I have been a single fortunate dude to have been section of Previous Man Standing. I so take pleasure in the unbelievable assist from our followers more than this near-decade of do the job,” Allen stated in a assertion in October. “As we strategy the ninth season, I just admire and feel grateful for all the tough operate our great cast and crew have done. We experienced all considered to conclude the display following last time, but jointly with Fox, we resolved to include a yr so we could produce a complete period to generate the light and fun goodbye. I am hunting ahead to a memorable and hilarious ultimate year.”

Home Improvement ran on ABC from 1991 to 1999. Allen recently reunited with his co-star Richard Karn for a new Heritage Channel exhibit, titled Assembly Necessary. The new competitiveness series attributes the “finest and brightest builders from across the state,” who check out to carry new daily life to broken house goods. A premiere day has not been introduced yet.