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Jonathan Taylor Thomas Returns to Last Man Standing

Jonathan Taylor Thomas Returns to Last Man Standing

Originally posted 01/09/2015 02:30PM

The Taylors are getting back together!

In tonight's episode of Last Man Standing that stars Tim Allen, Jonathan Taylor Thomas will make a "surprise" cameo – along with the previously announced Patricia Richardson – to help round out the impromptu Home Improvement reunion.

Richardson plays Helen Potts, a divorced neighbor of Allen's character, Mike. So how did the former Randy Taylor, aka the 33-year-old Thomas, end up in the episode, as well? Thomas came to the set to help promote the mini-reunion and the producers asked if he would step in to make a cameo. Lucky for Home Improvement fans, he did!

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas: Home Improvement Reunion 'Just Like Old Times' | Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas: Home Improvement Reunion 'Just Like Old Times'

Originally posted 09/14/2011 07:10PM

Jonathan Taylor Thomas turned out for a Home Improvement reunion photo shoot. So does this mean the former teen heartthrob will make a long-awaited TV comeback?

"I think at this point, I’d eventually like to work behind the camera," Thomas, 30, who quit the sitcom in 1998, tells Entertainment Weekly. "That’s not to say I would never act again, I’m not quite sure to be honest. I still have a passion for TV and film [and] could see myself working in it."

As for his reunion with his former castmates, including his on-screen parents Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson, Thomas says, "It was like a family reunion, like old times."

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