Tim Allen and Richard Karn reunite for Home Improvement-inspired game show

Tim Allen is reuniting with Richard Karn for a ‘Home Improvement’ reunion.



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The two former co-stars are hosting new game show ‘Assembly Required’ for the History Channel, and the project might be the closest fans get to a real-life edition of their fictional show within a show, ‘Tool Time’.

The pair are back together as hosts and executive producers alongside resident expert and DIY YouTuber April Wilkerson, as the show challenges builders across the US to “breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing”.

Tim commented: ‘They say a longtime friend is someone who responds with, ‘This is by far your worst idea ever’…Fortunately, this was a great idea working with Richard.

“I loved those days doing Tool Time. We both share a great appreciation of people who can solve a problem not by talking about it, but by ‘doing’ it with creativity and amazing building skills. Plus it gives me more time to make fun of his fake beard.”

Detailing the show, the History Channel added: “This new series will push each contestant to their limits while testing their ability and ingenuity to not only rebuild it but to build

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Over 20 years after Home Improvement ended (sobs), Tim Allen and Richard Karn are finally back together on the small screen. The two actors famously played hosts of a fictional TV show called Tool Time>>>P, and now they’re basically heading up the real-life version of it!

The new series is called Assembly Required and it debuts next month on History Channel. Tim and Richard are both executive producers, and they’ll also be working with DIY YouTube star April Wilkerson>>>P. So basically, it’s Tool Time 2.0>>>P.

“I loved those days doing Tool Time>>>P. We both share a great appreciation of people who can solve a problem not by talking about it, but by‘doing’ it with creativity and amazing building skills,” Tim said in a press release.“Plus it gives me more time to make fun of his fake beard.”



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“Tim has always been jealous of my facial hair…mainly because when he grows his it looks a bit off…but I will say this has been

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The two former co-stars are hosting the new game show Assembly Required for the History Channel, and the project might be the closest fans get to a real-life edition of their fictional show within a show, Tool Time. 

The pair are back together as hosts and executive producers alongside resident expert and DIY YouTuber April Wilkerson, as the show challenges builders across the US to “breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing”.

Tim commented: “They say a longtime friend is someone who responds with, ‘This is by far your worst idea ever’…Fortunately, this was a great idea working with Richard.

“I loved those days doing Tool Time. We both share a great appreciation of people who can solve a problem not by talking about it, but by ‘doing’ it with creativity and amazing building skills. Plus it gives me more time to make fun of his fake beard.”

Detailing the show, the History Channel added: “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

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‘Home Improvement’ stars Tim Allen, Richard Karn reunite

Get your tools and get ready to hang out with Richard Karn and Tim Allen.

Former “Home Approvement” stars Allen and Karn are reuniting again for History Channel’s latest competition series, “Assembly Required.”

The channel gave viewers an exclusive look into the anticipated reunion, reports Fox News.

On Twitter, the History Channel revealed the duo’s reunion by sharing a short video of Allen and Karn working together in a workspace.

“Ho ho ho. Translation: I’m back in the shop,” Allen says, as he does signature grunts from the famous 1990s sitcom.

“We still got it man, at least I do,” Allen teases before Karn says, “You got something.”

Allen and Karn will be hosts and executive producers of the show. However, they will be joined with April Wilkerson, a DIY expert, as they challenge contestants to “breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing,” according to the History Channel’s description for

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Tim Allen pays tribute to Home Improvement character Wilson in Last Man Standing sneak peek

Tim Allen will honor a beloved character from his ’90s sitcom Home Improvement during the special Last Man Standing crossover episode airing Thursday night on Fox.

In the episode, titled “Dual Time,” Mike Baxter (Allen) has a tete-a-tete with Tim Taylor (also played by Allen), a home repairman who could be his twin. The Tool Man brings up Wilson, his former neighbor who only showed half his face peeking above the wooden fence that divided their properties during their many backyard conversations.

Wilson was portrayed by Earl Hindman across 202 Home Improvement episodes that aired between 1991 and 1999. The actor died of lung cancer in 2003, at 61.



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In the exclusive clip above, Mike asks Tim, “Who was Wilson?”

“One of my neighbors, actually,” Tim replies. “For many, many years, I shared a lot of stuff with him. He passed away.” He later adds, “I miss Wilson. I miss a lot of stuff.”

Allen tells EW of the tribute, “Earl meant the world to me and everyone at Home Improvement. It was an organic moment to settle on, both on the set and in our hearts.”

Fox announced in October that

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Tim Allen Reveals He Got Emotional Filming Home Improvement Crossover


The final season of Last Man Standing is just weeks away, and we recently learned that Tim Allen will be playing dual roles during one of the final episodes.


Allen is set to reprise the role of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor for the special episode, which is an unexpected crossover between Last Man Standing and Allen’s previous hit, Home Improvement.


Home Improvement has not been on the air since 1999, so bringing the character, he played back to the forefront brought up a lot of memories.

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In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor said that he got emotional when he recalled the 2003 death of former co-star Earl Hindman, who starred as the Taylors’ neighbor Wilson W. Wilson on Home Improvement.


“It was challenging for me to do both parts and kind of emotional. I adored [Earl Hindman] and we kind of brought that up in the story,” the beloved actor shared.


“I started thinking about all the history I had with that TV show, how I compare it to my life on this show. It’s all about loss, is all I kept saying in that episode.”

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Tim Allen Reveals He Got Emotional Reprising His ‘Home Improvement’ Role on ‘Last Man Standing’ (Exclusive)

Tim Allen Reveals He Got Emotional Reprising His ‘Home Improvement’ Role on ‘Last Man Standing’ (Exclusive)

Tim Allen‘s return to a past character was not what he expected. ET’s Lauren Zima spoke with Allen and his Last Man Standing co-star, Nancy Travis, ahead of the ninth and final season premiere of their Fox sitcom.

During the chat, Allen opened up about playing both his current role and a past role — Home Improvement‘s Tim Taylor — on an upcoming episode of Last Man Standing, an experience the 67-year-old actor called “weird, creepy… [and] unusual.” 

“It was very peculiar to do both parts, I’ll tell you that. It was challenging for me to do both parts and kind of emotional,” Allen admitted, revealing that his emotions came, in large part, because of Earl Hindman’s 2003 death. Allen and Hindman co-starred on Home Improvement from 1991 to 1999, with the later actor playing Wilson, Allen’s onscreen neighbor.

“I adored the man and we kind of brought that up in the story,” Allen said. “I started thinking about all the history I had with that TV show, how I compare it to my life on this show. It’s all about

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Tim Allen Reveals What His Home Improvement Character Has Been Doing Ahead of Last Man Standing Crossover

Earlier this year came the surprise announcement that fans of Tim Allen’s sitcom Last Man Standing will be in for double the Tim in an upcoming episode as his character Mike Baxter will share the screen with Allen’s Home Improvement character Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor. Allen’s one-man crossover will unfold in Last Man Standing season 9, the final season of the series, during the upcoming January 7th episode of the series titled “Dual Time.” Speaking in a new interview, Allen has opened up about what his Home Improvement character has been up to since the 1999 series finale of that series and what it was like for him to return to that role.

“It seemed weird and put on and phony, but the way it’s handled — it’s self-aware. It’s a moment where we break the fourth wall to him,” Allen revealed to Us Weekly. “The grunting was part of his deal and he kind of cops to that. He’s gotten old and he’s moved on. He no longer does Tool Time. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s really quite clever….He’s in Colorado for some meeting — Binford tools is everywhere — and

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  • Last Man Standing is airing its ninth and final season, and ahead of the season’s premiere, fans got a peek of what to expect.
  • The major surprise? Tim Allen created a crossover event between Last Man Standing and Home Improvement, and fans were thrilled.
  • In a recent interview, Tim Allen opened up about what the character crossover was like for him.

Whether you’re a fan of Last Man Standing or Home Improvement, you’ll be a fan of Last Man Standing’s ninth season.

On Friday December 4, Fox released a 30-second preview of the beloved show’s final season. To make the absolute most of it, Tim Allen isn’t only playing Mike Baxter in the show—he’s bringing back his Home Improvement role, too. “The Baxters see double when Vanessa hires a home improvement repairman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Mike, who is struggling with an idea for his Outdoor Man 10th Anniversary vlog,” the logline teases.

If you watched the episode, you saw that his beloved old character made a reappearance, and naturally fans of both shows (and Tim Allen

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Tim Allen Reveals He Got Emotional Reprising His ‘Home Improvement’ Role On ‘Last Man Standing’ (Exclusive)

By Paige Gawley, ETOnline.com.

Tim Allen‘s return to a past character was not what he expected. ET’s Lauren Zima spoke with Allen and his “Last Man Standing” co-star, Nancy Travis, ahead of the ninth and final season premiere of their Fox sitcom.

During the chat, Allen opened up about playing both his current role and a past role — Tim Taylor of “Home Improvement” — on an upcoming episode of “Last Man Standing”, an experience the 67-year-old actor called “weird, creepy… [and] unusual.”

“It was very peculiar to do both parts, I’ll tell you that. It was challenging for me to do both parts and kind of emotional,” Allen admitted, revealing that his emotions came, in large part, because of Earl Hindman’s 2003 death. Allen and Hindman co-starred on “Home Improvement” from 1991 to 1999, with the later actor playing Wilson, Allen’s onscreen neighbor.

“I adored the man and we kind of brought that up in the story,” Allen said. “I started thinking about all the history I had with that TV show, how I compare it to my life on this show. It’s all about loss, is all I kept saying in

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