By: Craig Byrne, Editor-In-Chief in Classic TV Jan 9, 2015

Last Man Standing presents a Home Improvement reunion tonight as Patricia Richardson, who played Tim Allen’s wife on the iconic series, makes an appearance on the ABC show as a character named Helen Potts.

JTT & Patricia Richardson with Tim Allen on Last Man Standing
Jonathan Taylor Thomas (JTT) and Patricia Richardson guests on Last Man Standing with Tim Allen. A Home Improvement reunion.

The episode airs tonight (January 9) at 8PM, and in it, Richardson’s character is a “new but noisy neighbor” who wakes neighbors with her power tools and fix-it projects. (She was probably Tool Time’s biggest fan, right?) Things get bad for Mike when his wife becomes fast friends with Vanessa. Drama!Below you can find some promotional images, including some shots featuring another Home Improvement star, Jonathan Taylor Thomas. We’re not sure if those photos are from a cameo appearance in the show or if it was a behind-the-scenes visit. Enjoy:

Last Man Standing – “Helen Potts” – Tim Allen reunites with Patricia Richardson, who played his wife on the acclaimed series “Home Improvement.” Mike butts heads with his new but noisy neighbor, Helen Potts (Patricia Richardson), for waking up the neighbors with her power tools and fix-it projects. But when Vanessa and Helen become fast friends, Mike decides to interfere. Meanwhile, Eve learns that Ed isn’t the type of Vietnam War hero she thought he was, on “Last Man Standing,” Friday January 9 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Nicole Wilder)

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