12 Home Improvement Secrets Producers Kept Under Wraps

11. Money Talks…Sometimes


Although many critics doubted “Home Improvement” would be a megahit, citing the show’s limited focus (“Tool Time” and car repairs) and small cast (guest stars were few and far between), the show was a smash hit. Tim Allen was reportedly offered $50 million to do a 9th season of the show and Patricia Richardson (who played wife Jill) was offered $25 million. Both declined the offers.