Tim Allen, Richard Karn Return in New Competition Series
It all began for Tim Allen in Kalamazoo, in so many ways. The native Michigander went to school at WMU, and then after going into stand up comedy, filmed a special "Men Are Pigs" for Showtime at the State Theatre, that eventually became the basis for his long running sitcom, Home Improvement.
Now, Allen and Home Improvement co-star Richard Karn (Al Borland) are signed up for a ten part series for the History Channel. Variety reports" "Assembly Required" is an unscripted competition series, slated to air in 2021.
The competition will challenge competitors to take everyday items, and improve on them, essentially breathing new life into them. Some of the items will be broken items, so they'll need to be not only repair, but also improved up.
Variety quotes Allen from a release,
“Let’s face it, we’re living in a throwaway society. We buy, break, replace… rinse and repeat. Whatever happened to repair and rebuild?! 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!" - Tim Allen in a release from History Channel
Given Allen's comedic talents and the chemistry between the two former co-stars, this show could be fun. And any of the contestants are from here, it might just be "Pure Michigan."