There is no question that reality TV dominates the most popular shows on TV. Many of them are focused on love and romance or highlight people who have talent. Sure, that’s fun and all, but there’s a new reality show coming that sounds like everything that’s missing in this genre: nostalgia.
According to TODAY, there’s a new Home Improvement style reality show hosted by the original co-stars of the show from the ’90s. The duo is teaming up once again for a 10-episode competition series for History channel.
The show, which is tentatively titled Assembly Required, will be co-hosted by Tim Allen and Richard Karn, who previously worked together on the ABC sitcom for eight seasons. The new reality show will “spotlight the best and brightest builders from across the country, at their home workshops, as they compete to breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing,” the press release said.
“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 these items to celebrate the men and women who crafted them, and the techniques used.”
Tim is also serving as executive producer on the upcoming series, and he shared his thoughts on Twitter writing, “I’ve always admired people who repair something instead of replace it. So, I created a competition show with @HISTORY, and my old buddy @TheRichardKarn, to challenge the people who love to get stuff done,” along with a photo of the two of them from their former TV show.
I've always admired people who repair something instead of replace it. So, I created a competition show with @HISTORY , and my old buddy @TheRichardKarn , to challenge the people who love to get stuff done! pic.twitter.com/EEVHKRPFum
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) August 25, 2020
“We buy, break, replace … rinse and repeat. Whatever happened to repair and rebuild? ” Tim said in the news release. “There are some people who unfriend, unfollow and dispose of anything that offends, annoys or breaks — so I’ve created a show to remind people of the satisfaction and pride that comes from rebuilding something on their own. And who better to join me than my buddy from the old ‘Tool Time’ days — Richard Karn! Now we’re talking ‘More Power’!”
Assembly Required is set to premiere in 2021 on History.