'Home Improvement' Stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn Reunite for a Brand New Series


| LAST UPDATE 10/17/2021

By Scarlett Adler
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The classic sitcom, Home Improvement, has been off the air for quite some time now, but Tim Allen and Richard Karn just reunited on screen for their brand new series, Assembly Required. Even after 22 years, the actors were able to pick up right where they left off to create another incredible show.

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Assembly Required, which premiered on the History Channel this week, is a reality competition series that focuses on some of the country's best builders in their home workshops, competing to fix up some household items. Both Allen and Karn star in the show and also serve as executive producers. Leading up to the series premiere, they discussed what it was like reuniting over 22 decades after they worked together on Home Improvement

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"All of us are real close," Allen said of his former cast. "I still see Richard way too much, boy, way too much." And if you ask Karn? "It just doesn't feel like 30 years," as that's how long it's been since they first began filming Home Improvement. "I think it resonates with the parents that grew up with it and are now able to show their kids something that they can all sit together and watch," Karn explained.

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Allen revealed that when he first started thinking about creating a new show, he knew that Karn would be the perfect addition, as Assembly Required would be similar to the fictional series, Tool Time within Home Improvement. "I wanted to have Richard a part of this because it seemed like a reality extension of what Tool Time really was, where I add more power to it, I break something, he'd be the reality side of it, and it was a good fit," Tim shared.

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"The [show] is improv for 12 hours a day, and I'm out of my mind. It's just like Al Borland and Tim Taylor," he continued. "Well, it's improv with editing," Karn clarified. "Because more than half of the stuff we can't even use. I don't think America is ready for that," he joked. Well, either way, it's time to get ready for more entertainment from these two hilarious guys in Assembly Required.