What time is it? Effectively, it’s nearly time for “Home Improvement” stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn to reunite for new Background channel opposition “Assembly Expected,” a job which is a great in good shape for two men who hosted the fictional handyman exhibit “Tool Time” for eight decades.

But Allen says he “never even considered about” getting Karn host this series, which he referred to as “kind of a are living version of ‘Tool Time.’” (Even while “Assembly Required” is not dwell, to be very clear.)

“My only hesitation was I did not want to embarrass myself,” Allen informed reporters during a virtual panel for “Assembly Required” at the Tv Critics Affiliation winter push tour Thursday, forward of the show’s Tuesday, Feb. 23 premiere at 10/9c on the Record channel.

“We’re very very similar to the people we play in that exhibit,” Allen explained.

We’re not absolutely sure if he intended “Tool Time,” the demonstrate within just a show, or “Home Improvement” alone, which a bunch of people mistakingly refer again to as “Tool Time.” Both way, he’s referring to the characters Tim “The Software Man” Taylor and Al Borland.

“We don’t like to request concerns we never know the solutions to,” Karn reported. “My father was a builder, my grandfather was a builder. I have often truly revered that part of modern society.”

“Things split all-around the residence and from time to time you never want to throw it absent mainly because it may possibly be just a little, small matter that will take care of it and it’ll get the job done flawlessly in its place of going into a trash heap,” Karn reported. “We’ve all experienced sorts of this type of a show in our heads, but Tim was capable to convey it to fruition.”

“Assembly Required” will element a collection of “makers” who compete from their individual property shops to build “insane builds with their bare hands” although both of those Allen and Karn pop in nearly to “deliver vibrant commentary and oversee their do the job across two obstacle rounds,” per the cable channel.

There to answer the thoughts that Karn and Allen can provide them selves to check with is woodworking Do it yourself YouTube star April Wilkerson, who serves as the duos resource on the “how and why” of every construct.

Here’s how the season will go down, for each Historical past:

Round one particular is composed of the “make-or-break challenge” where by all 3 makers have 90 minutes to build an product of Allen and Karn’s selecting even though utilizing the things exclusively curated for them in their “mystery crates.” Round just one builds this year involve a hearth extinguisher, drinking water fountain, treadmill and handheld vacuum to name a couple. All 3 makers will exam their final constructs for the guys with only two moving on to spherical two to compete in the “run-with-it obstacle.” Listed here they will have 5 full times to assemble anything that has never ever been established in advance of by utilizing the contents of an additional “mystery crate” as very well as pieces from their spherical one particular create. What the final two never know is Wilkerson will toss a proverbial “wrench” into their plans with “April’s Secret Challenge,” covertly tricking up one particular of the parts, so it will need a surprise mend. This assures they are not just builders and inventors but also fixers. The final two builds will be delivered to Allen’s workshop exactly where he and Karn will personally take a look at just about every development centered on three standards — top quality, style and design and performance. The winning maker normally takes household $5,000 in cash and the top bragging rights.

“Assembly Required” is created for Background by Spoke Studios, ITV The usa and Boxing Cat Entertainment. Executive producers incorporate Allen, Karn, Brent Montgomery, Ed Simpson, Joe Weinstock, Will Nothacker, Simon Thomas, Vince Cariati and Katherine D. Fox. Eli Lehrer, Mary E. Donahue and Max Micallef are govt producers for Historical past.

“Assembly Required” premieres Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10/9c on Background.