ABC just persuaded a major player from its glory days to come back and engage in a little home improvement. Tim Allen — whose long-running role as Tim Taylor on Home Improvement helped to propel ABC to No. 1 — will star in an unnamed multi-camera comedy pilot (the working title was The Last Days of Man).
Penned by the Emmy-winning Jack Burditt (The Mike O’Malley Show, Inside Schwartz), the comedy focuses on a guy’s guy who’s surrounded by women. The storyline is still being adjusted, but the original logline spoke of a character who is “fighting for his manhood in a world that is being increasingly dominated by women.”
20th Century Fox TV and Lost Marbles is producing.
Allen was one of a handful of actors who generated huge interest this development season. While most of the most-sought-after actors have been nabbed – Amanda Peet, Maria Bello, Constance Zimmer and Zooey Deschanel, to name a few — there are some who have yet to commit. Word is that Christina Applegate is circling many pilots, but has yet to decide where she’ll land.