Home Improvement

Home ImprovementNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 204 (half-hour)
Seasons: Eight

TV show dates: September 17, 1991 — May 25, 1999
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Tim Allen, Zachery Ty Bryan, Patricia Richardson, Taran Noah Smith, Richard Karn, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Earl Hindman, Debbe Dunning and Pamela Anderson

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TV show description:
The host of a home improvement TV show, klutzy Tim Taylor (Tim Allen), spends almost as much time in the emergency room as he does in a tool shed.

Wife Jill (Patricia Richardson) does her best to keep her husband away from fixing any of the household appliances, but she’s often busy chasing after their three sons: the athletic troublemaker Brad (Zachery Ty Bryan), witty and academic Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), and youngest son Mark (Taran Noah Smith), who is often the target of his older brothers’ jokes.

Tim’s flannel clad co-host on the Tool Time show, Al Borland (Richard Karn), often comes to Tim’s aid during his projects on the show. Tool Time Girls Lisa (Pamela Anderson) and Heidi (Debbie Dunning) also assist Tim in bringing him tools on set and introducing the show. At home, neighbor Wilson (Earl Hindman) supports Tim by offering wisdom over a picket fence in the Taylor’s backyard.

Based on Tim Allen’s stand-up comedy, the show explores family life and the differences between men and women. Though there’s always commotion at the Taylor household — the affection this family shares for one another is in need of very little improvement.

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  1. Hypervigilant says

    Sharon…I absolutely agree with you. Home Improvement was my favorite show of all time; it made me feel really good and it had a certain charm and warmth that I have found nowhere else. I do not expect to find that kind of charm and chemistry again.

    I too, had hoped Tim Allen would reunite the old cast, except for the late Earl Hindman, and carry on for years to come. It was such a great concept and they had such great chemistry, unlike his new show “Last Man Standing”.

    • Hypervigilant says

      In fact, I’m so hard up for Home Improvement I wouldn’t mind seeing Al with his own spin-off, using of course, the same set and dynamics etc. It would be great if Al (Richard Karn) now was the host of Tool Time and he, in turn, had a new side-kick.

      The bottom line is that Home Improvement was much more than just Tim Allen…he was good, but the entire cast made it great. I truly believe the concept was so good, more can be done with it, even after all these years.

      Will someone please call up Richard Karn and set this up. And, if we are really lucky “Last Man Standing” will flop, as it should, and Tim can come home where he belongs.

  2. says

    I absoluetly loved home improvement and was so heart broken when it ended. I continue to watch the reruns and enjoy them time and time again. Kudos to the makers of this fantastic sitcom. I would like to see a continuing sauga with the same people in it.
    I also thought it would be nice if there was something like Al and Tim owning/partners with the hardware store. Kids are grown so there would be appearances from them but Jill would still be a big part. They decided to keep their home in Detroit and Wilson is still the neighbour.
    I certainly would be one huge fan of the new sitcom as I am totally a fan of the home improvement sitcom.

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