Home Improvement (TV Series 19911999)
The Home Improvement TV show was a 30 minute comedy series on ABC about a guy (Tim Taylor) who hosts a TV show about tools at a Detroit, Michigan television station. When you are considering home projects, be creative and decide what you want to accomplish before you start.Inspiration can come from anywhere: home improvement shows on TV, such as in the pages of your favorite decorating magazine, or even features that you notice in your friends’ houses.
Since 1995, due to its popularity, reruns began airing on The Disney Channel , Channel 4 and ABC1 in the UK. Originally, Home Improvement was aired on Channel 4 and then later the Disney Channel ; however, in 2005, it began broadcasting on ABC1 On September 26, 2007, ABC1 ceased transmissions and no official announcement was made as to which channels would be broadcasting ABC1’s previous programming.
Tim tried to balance his home life raising three rambunctious, growing sons and a wife whose aims and goal in life seemed to change every other season with his responsibilities as host of his mildly successful home improvement show Tool Time with his sardonic sidekick Al (often implied to be the real star of Tool Time, at least in the fans’ eyes ). Of course, as the archetypal Bumbling Dad , it could be said the show was mostly about Tim’s ( usually fruitless ) search for respect in the world.
Given how many people Tim meets who like the show, and the couple of instances of selling the show out to a larger market, it’s quite likely that Tool Time’s (unintentional) Slapstick Comedy has earned the show a strong following among people who aren’t interested in tools or home improvement.
Tool Girl Heidi, at first solely used to introduce Tim and Al and provide Fanservice (the reason Pam Anderson, who played original Tool Girl Lisa, left the show for a full-time gig on Baywatch ), eventually got a bigger role on Tool Time and a few storylines herself (about her pregnancy and her husband cheating on her, for example), as well as a Promotion to Opening Titles in season 7.