However, Last Man Standing's return seems to have halted those discussions for the time being. "Everybody talked about it and then boom, this thing came together. I said, I like this show. I want to finish what we started."
Thomas, who became a '90s heartthrob thanks to his turn as middle brother Randy, made several appearances
(as two different characters) during LMS
' run on ABC, with Richardson also guest-starring
in a 2015 episode.
Since Home Improvement ended in 1999, Smith (who played Taylor, the youngest son) has not acted, with Bryan, who played the oldest Taylor boy Brad, appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville, Burn Notice, and in 2006's The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift.