‘Home Improvement’ Stars Tim Allen, Richard Karn to Reunite for New Show

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It is time to get back into the shop and channel that inner builder!

Home Improvement stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn are reuniting to be a part of the upcoming History Channel competition series Assembly Required. The network announced the new 10-episode unscripted series order on Tuesday, with the official debut set for 2021.

“Assembly Required (working title) will spotlight the best and brightest builders from across the country, at their home workshops, as they compete to breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing,” History said in the announcement.

The series will push every contestant to their limits “while testing their ability and ingenuity” to rebuild and make something better. Contestants will need to have a can-do attitude in order to revive their sense of purpose and awaken their inner builder.

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As for Allen and Karn’s role, the two will discuss the unique history around the items to celebrate the men and women who crafted them, as well as the techniques used to build them.

Allen will star and executive produce, while Karn will overlook the hosting duties.

“We buy, break, replace… rinse and repeat. Whatever happened to repair and rebuild?” Allen said in a statement.

He went on to explain that he crafted a show that will remind people of the satisfaction and pride that comes from rebuilding something and breathing new life into the object.

Home Improvement was a ‘90s mainstay on ABC and ran from 1991 to 1999. Allen starred as Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, the host of “Tool Time” along with his handy sidekick Al Borland (Karn).

Previously, there were talks about reviving the old television series, so hopefully with this new series, fans of Home Improvement and of building shows will get their fill.

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