Fasten your device belts.
Tim Allen and Richard Karn, maybe higher often called Tim “The Toolman” Taylor and Al Borland of “Software Time” on ’90s prime-time comedy “Dwelling Enchancment,” are reuniting in a brand new competitors present on the Historical past Channel.
The unscripted sequence, dubbed “Meeting Required,” has contestants go head-to-head to assemble wild innovations and equipment mashups, together with a combo ice melter/leaf blower, a lounger-lawn mower and one thing referred to as a “BBQ bicycle,” Variety reports. It’s going to premiere Tuesday at 10 p.m.
Allen, 67, described it as a “form of a reside model of ‘Software Time,’” to reporters at a Tv Critics Affiliation press junket on Thursday, with Karn, 65, and do-it-yourself YouTuber April Wilkerson, who would be the present’s resident builder skilled.
The hourly 10-episode sequence has already been filmed — remotely, which proved troublesome for a present that’s predicated on enjoying with physics and scale. The Zoom-based critiques by the panel of consultants have been additionally often challenged by technologic interruptions — shining a lightweight on the shortage of entry to utilities in lots of rural areas.
“You understand that across the nation that Wi-Fi and the flexibility to get entry to the skin world shouldn’t be as straightforward for everyone,” Karn mentioned, throughout the press panel.
A profit to the distant side, Wilkerson added, is that contestants use their very own tools in their very own workspaces and that would encourage viewers at dwelling to begin their very own initiatives.
“I feel the extra people who get into it, the extra it conjures up others to get into it, too. As a result of, I feel, on the root of our DNA, all of us need to construct and create,” she mentioned.
Allen and Karn starred on “Dwelling Enchancment” collectively for eight seasons from 1991 to 1999.