Tim Allen on How New Display ‘Assembly Required’ Is Like ‘Tool Time’

What time is it? Nicely, it’s nearly time for “Home Improvement” stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn to reunite for new Background channel levels of competition “Assembly Required,” a task which is a excellent fit for two men who hosted the fictional handyman show “Tool Time” for eight yrs.

But Allen says he “never even believed about” getting Karn host this sequence, which he called “kind of a live variation of ‘Tool Time.’” (Even although “Assembly Required” is not live, to be crystal clear.)

“My only hesitation was I didn’t want to embarrass myself,” Allen instructed reporters in the course of a digital panel for “Assembly Required” at the Tv Critics Affiliation winter press tour Thursday, forward of the show’s Tuesday, Feb. 23 premiere at 10/9c on the History channel.

“We’re quite related to the people we participate in in that present,” Allen said.

We’re not guaranteed if he meant “Tool Time,” the clearly show inside a demonstrate, or “Home Improvement” alone, which a bunch of men and women mistakingly refer back to as “Tool Time.” Possibly way, he’s referring to the people Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor and Al Borland.

“We really don’t like to ask questions we never know the responses to,” Karn said. “My father was a builder, my grandfather was a builder. I have constantly truly highly regarded that component of modern society.”

“Things split all around the property and occasionally you don’t want to throw it absent mainly because it could possibly be just a tiny, tiny detail that will deal with it and it’ll function completely as a substitute of going into a trash heap,” Karn stated. “We’ve all experienced types of this kind of a show in our heads, but Tim was equipped to bring it to fruition.”

“Assembly Required” will aspect a sequence of “makers” who contend from their own household retailers to create “insane builds with their bare hands” though both of those Allen and Karn pop in just about to “deliver colorful commentary and oversee their work throughout two obstacle rounds,” for every the cable channel.

There to answer the queries that Karn and Allen can provide by themselves to question is woodworking Do-it-yourself YouTube star April Wilkerson, who serves as the duos supply on the “how and why” of every single make.

Here’s how the period will go down, for each History:

Round just one consists of the “make-or-break challenge” where by all a few makers have 90 minutes to develop an item of Allen and Karn’s choosing even though employing the objects specifically curated for them in their “mystery crates.” Spherical one builds this season incorporate a fireplace extinguisher, drinking water fountain, treadmill and handheld vacuum to title a few. All a few makers will check their final constructs for the men with only two relocating on to spherical two to compete in the “run-with-it challenge.” In this article they will have five comprehensive times to assemble some thing that has never ever been made right before by making use of the contents of one more “mystery crate” as well as areas from their spherical 1 create. What the remaining two never know is Wilkerson will toss a proverbial “wrench” into their strategies with “April’s Top secret Obstacle,” covertly tricking up one particular of the elements, so it will need a shock restore. This ensures they aren’t just builders and inventors but also fixers. The final two builds will be transported to Allen’s workshop the place he and Karn will personally take a look at every single development centered on three conditions — high-quality, style and functionality. The successful maker can take residence $5,000 in income and the final bragging legal rights.

“Assembly Required” is manufactured for Historical past by Spoke Studios, ITV America and Boxing Cat Amusement. Executive producers include Allen, Karn, Brent Montgomery, Ed Simpson, Joe Weinstock, Will Nothacker, Simon Thomas, Vince Cariati and Katherine D. Fox. Eli Lehrer, Mary E. Donahue and Max Micallef are govt producers for Background.

“Assembly Required” premieres Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10/9c on Background.