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“Home Improvement” stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn will host and executive produce a competition series for History Channel called “Assembly Required.” The logline: The 10-episode 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.”
In addition to contestants tasked with rebuilding and improving damaged items, Allen and Karn will “dive into the unique history” of the household items and spotlight the original creators.
“Let’s face it, we’re living in a throwaway society,” said Allen in a statement. “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! Now we’re talking More Power! Albert Einstein once said, ‘I’m not a genius, I’m just passionately curious.’ Well, let’s get curious! Even a chimpanzee would at least show interest, right? Wait – I think I just came up with another idea for the show! R-R-R!.”
“No Assembly Required” will launch on History Channel sometime in 2021.