After setting up two Home Improvement reunions with Richard Karn and Jonathan Taylor Thomas guest starring in Last Man Standing in season two, it appears that the ABC comedy is bringing in the mother load with Patricia Richardson guest starring as a neighbor to Mike Baxter (Tim Allen). Richardson starred for eight years as Allen’s wife on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement.
Richardson is guesting as a neighbor of Mike’s, who gets into a bit of trouble with Chuck (Jonathan Adams), another neighbor of Mike’s. Her character is named Helen Potts, who is recently divorced and likes to do home improvement projects and runs her tile saw in the early parts of the morning, to the dismay of the neighbors. Helen’s ex-husband also was rumored to be good with tools, however often destroying things around their home (sound familiar)? Mike and Helen continuously are on opposite ends, but she is able to become friends with Mike’s wife, Vanessa (Nancy Travis).
The fourth season of Last Man Standing returns with a one-hour season premiere on Friday, October 3rd at 8PM.