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Tim Allen on How New History Show ‘Assembly Required’ Is Like a Real Version of ‘Tool Time’

What time is it? Well, it’s almost time for “Home Improvement” stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn to reunite for new History channel competition “Assembly Required,” a project that’s a perfect fit for two guys who hosted the fictional handyman show “Tool Time” for eight years.

But Allen says he “never even thought about” having Karn host this series, which he called “kind of a live version of ‘Tool Time.’” (Even though “Assembly Required” is not live, to be clear.)

“My only hesitation was I didn’t want to embarrass myself,” Allen told reporters during a virtual panel for “Assembly Required” at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Thursday, ahead of the show’s Tuesday, Feb. 23 premiere at 10/9c on the History channel.

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Assembly Required: Tim Allen and Richard Karn Reunite in History Competition Series – canceled + renewed TV shows

Home Improvement fans will see Tim Allen and Richard Karn together again on the small screen soon. Their new do-it-yourself competition series, Assembly Required, will arrive on the History Channel next month. They will be joined by April Wilkerson, a woodworking YouTube star.

This is not the only Home Improvement related news in recent weeks. Allen brought his Tim Taylor character back to life for a special crossover on Last Man Standing earlier this month.

History revealed more about the arrival of Assembly Required in a press release.

“The HISTORY Channel sets the premiere date for its new nonfiction series Assembly Required starring and executive produced by Golden Globe(R) winner Tim Allen (Last Man Standing, Home Improvement) as he reunites with Richard Karn (Pen15, Home Improvement) who will serve as series host and executive producer, marking the 30th

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We Have the History Channel to Thank For This Home Improvement Reunion

This is the closest we’ll get to a real-life Tool Time—and we’re so about it.

On Monday, Jan. 25, the History Channel dropped a teaser for its new competition series, Assembly Required. And if you were a Home Improvement fan, then this show is for you.

Assembly Required reunites Home Improvement co-stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn, who also serve as the show’s hosts and executive producers. The series, which will premiere Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m., follows the hosts and a resident expert—DIY YouTube star April Wilkerson—as they challenge builders from across the country to “breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing.”

The History Channel further detailed, “This new series will push each contestant to their limits while testing their ability and ingenuity to not only rebuild it but to build it better. In each episode, Allen

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Home Improvement Stars Reunite for Building Competition Series on History

History is giving Home Improvement fans the next best thing to a full-blown reboot, reuniting Tool Time duo Tim Allen and Richard Karn for a building-themed reality competition series, TVLine has learned.

The 10-episode series, tentatively titled Assembly Required, 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. This new series will push each contestant to their limits while testing their ability and ingenuity to not only rebuild it but to build it better. In each episode, Allen and Karn will also dive into the unique history around these items to celebrate the men and women who crafted them, and the techniques used.”

Karn will serve as host, executive-producing alongside Allen. Assembly Required is expected to premiere sometime in 2021.

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