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Home Improvement

Series Summary
Tim "The Toolman" Taylor, host of the home-improvement show "Tool Time," definitely is not as handy at home as he is on screen. He and his wife, Jill, raise three boys who are racing toward adulthood. The Taylor family often relies on next-door neighbor Wilson, who provides unconventional wisdom and perspective to the Taylors' personal and familial crises.

Air Dates: 1991 - 1999

Genres: Sitcom

Network: ABC

  • Season 8, Ep. 27 : The Long and Winding Road May 25, 1999

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    Tim and Jill (Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson) need to decide their future and reminisce about the past eight years; Al (Richard Karn) gets married.

  • Season 8, Ep. 26 : The Long and Winding Road May 25, 1999

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    Tim and Jill (Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson) need to decide their future and reminisce about the past eight years; Al (Richard Karn) gets married.

  • Season 8, Ep. 25 : The Long and Winding Road May 18, 1999

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    Many changes are on the way for the Taylors, starting with Tim's (Tim Allen) frustration with his new producer.

  • Season 8, Ep. 24 : Dead Weight May 18, 1999

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    Tim and Jill comfort Al when his mother dies; a new producer makes Tim's job at "Tool Time" very unpleasant.

  • Season 8, Ep. 23 : Trouble-a-Bruin May 11, 1999

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    Brad (Zachery Ty Bryan) decides to risk re-injuring himself in order to try out for a soccer scholarship.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Memo to ABC: Toss out Tim, make the [neighbor] the central character and retitle this mess "Hormonal Improvement." You're welcome. [9 Sep 1991] show more

  • Home Improvement isn't groundbreaking TV or even the most original new show of the year (that would be Eerie, Indiana), but it's the most perfectly realized: an idea whose time has come - the ripe-for-ribbing men's movement - combined with sharp writing and once-in-a-blue-moon cast chemistry. [17 Sep 1991] show more

  • In his sitcom debut, Tim Allen is a natural — not just funny, but an interesting TV presence: charming but a little edgy, a wise guy, but a wise guy with a lot on the ball. show more

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