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The Hollywood star Patricia Richardson, who is best known for playing Tim Allen’s wife Jill Taylor on the 1990s sitcom “Home Improvement,” is speaking out to shut down rumors of a reboot of the iconic show.

Richardson Sounds Off

While appearing on the latest episode of the Back To The Best podcast, Richardson accused Allen of “outright lying to people” by suggesting that a “Home Improvement” reboot is in the works.

“It was so weird, I would hear on Twitter or whatever that [Allen] was coming out publicly and saying this stuff about how everyone was on board to do a Home Improvement reunion,” Richardson said, according to Daily Mail. “But he never asked me, and he never asked Jonathan [Taylor Thomas, who played middle child Randy].”

“I called Jonathan one day, I said, ‘Has he asked you about this?’ And he went, ‘No,’ and I was like why is he going around telling everybody that we’re all on board when he hasn’t talked to you or me,” she continued. “I think that’s weird.”

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Richardson Accuses Allen Of ‘Lying To People’

Not stopping there, Richardson went on to say that Allen has been “lying to people and telling them that I was on board and I didn’t know anything about it.”

“I wrote a big thing on Twitter and said I’m not involved in any series with Jill and I’ve also never been asked to do another ‘Home Improvement’ reunion thing — but I would not want to,” she added. “I mean, Zach (Ty Bryan, who played oldest son Brad) is now a felon.”

This was a reference to Bryan recently being arrested on charges related to domestic violence and driving under the influence. 

“Taran (Noah Smith, who played youngest son, Mark) hasn’t acted since he left the show; he’s not an actor anymore. And Jonathan’s not really interested in acting. He wants to direct and write,” Richardson explained. “I and we don’t have Wilson. So if we did it without [the late] Earl [Hindman], and also we have just two kids — probably, if that — it’s not going to be the [same] show at all.”

Hindman died of lung cancer back in 2003 at the age of 61.

“It’s not gonna be the show, at all,” she concluded. “And people think we can just magically go right back to who we were 30 years ago. And do a show that was 30 years ago and we’ve all changed quite a bit, I think, since then. It would be very weird. I think we did it, we did it well, we quit at the right time before it got really bad. And it should just stay as it is.”

Allen had previously indicated that a “Home Improvement” reboot could be happening back in November.

“I see Richard Karn a lot,” Allen said, referring to the actor who played Al Borland, according to Entertainment Weekly. “And I talk to the boys and I’m there as one of their friends. We keep talking about [a spinoff].”

“It’s funny, one of the conversations we’ve had recently is how weird it would be if ‘Home Improvement’ would be about the kids’ kids,” he added. “Like if all of them had children, and I’m a grandparent. ‘Home Re-Improvement’ or something like that. It’s come up.”

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Richardson Thinks Allen Doesn’t Get ‘Enough Credit’

Despite accusing Allen of “lying,” Richardson has been quick to praise him in the past.

“People don’t give Tim enough credit for the acting that he was doing,” Richardson told Fox News last year. “He had never acted before. He was getting acting lessons on the side. He’s better than a lot of actors I’ve worked with that are really actors in New York who don’t even look at you, you know?”

“I’d worked in New York theater for years, and all actors sometimes have trouble listening,” she continued. “We’re self-conscious or we don’t know what we’re doing or we’re not really listening to the other person and just trusting ourselves to just respond. Tim did that immediately. Tim did that to such a degree that it scared him.”

“Home Improvement” is one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, so it would certainly be exciting if it were rebooted. Here’s hoping that Richardson reconsiders her stance on not appearing in a reboot of the show, because fans would definitely want her to be a part of it!

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