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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Tim Allen reuniting with Richard Karn for a Home Improvement reunion, Entertainment News

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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Al Borland Was Originally a Place Holder on the ’90s Sitcom, But Richard Karn Changed That

In the 1990s, Home Improvement took the world by storm. The series became known for Tim Allen’s stand-up comedy bit about men being ill-equipped cavemen who’s joy in life revolved around power tools. But fans also celebrated the show for the iconic guttural sigh of dads across America and Richard Karn‘s portrayal of Al Borland. Oddly enough, Al almost wasn’t a character on the hilarious ’90s sitcom. 

Tim Allen and Richard Karn
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Richard Karn’s career took off after ‘Home Improvement’ 

Home Improvement fans know and love Karn as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor’s (Allen) Tool Time assistant Al Borland, the sensitive guy in touch with his emotions. Allen’s hyper-masculine portrayal of Tim “The Tool Man” made the duo a perfect pair. 

Thanks to Home Improvement‘s success, Karn became a recognizable face, warranting him several commercial deals and guest spots in the 1990s. When Home Improvement ended, Karn continued to work in films and shows like Family Feud and Bingo America

Karn also had roles in the Air Bud franchise, including Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch and MVP: Most Vertical Primate. More recently, Karn appeared in two episodes of 

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