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Home Improvement Reunion Last Man Standing

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Patricia Richardson will reunite with her Home Improvement hubby Tim Allen when she guest-stars on his ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, EW.com reports.

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The actress will play Helen Potts, a recently divorced neighbor of Allen’s character. The episode will feature more than one wink to their classic sitcom roles, as Helen likes to do home repairs. She’s also bitter about her ex-husband, who often destroyed things around their house despite supposedly being good with tools.

Last Man Standing returns Friday, Oct. 3 at 8/7c.

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* The Sopranos’ Tony Sirico is heading back to Family Guy, EW.com reports. The actor, who was the voice of the Griffins’ replacement pet Vinny the dog, will play a heightened version of himself in several live-action moments during an upcoming episode.

* Syfy has ordered six additional episodes of competition series Wizard Wars, in which young magicians try to impress judges Penn & Teller.

* Starz will sample the first two episodes of its basketball comedy Survivor’s Remorse — which counts Mike O’Malley (Glee, Shameless) among its executive producers — through multiple cable, satellite, streaming and on demand  platforms beginning Sept. 27. The series premieres Oct. 4.