Instrument time is again… type of. On Thursday, the Historical past Channel introduced the brand new sequence Extra Energy, a 10-episode nonfiction sequence that may have a good time “the evolution of the best, most iconic instruments, from handheld and primary to the economic and mighty”. The sequence will probably be hosted by House Enchancment stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn together with YouTube star April Wilkerson. Based on the sequence’ description, every episode will probably be themed round one particular device. The sequence will debut on Wednesday, June twenty ninth.
“From Tim’s dwelling store, the trio tackles the supercharged historical past of instruments, celebrating the best, strongest, and iconic examples of instruments, whereas showingcasing their evolution of energy from handheld and primary to the economic and mighty — testing the boundaries in a method that solely Tim can. They will additionally head out into the sphere to play with a number of the greatest machines that energy and serve our on a regular basis lives and meet the women and men who function them. Alongside the best way, Tim invitations a number of the most expert makers into his store from throughout the nation, tasking them to create mind-blowing, particularly tailor-made improvements to suit his wants as a result of there’s all the time room for enchancment.”
“Albert Einstein as soon as mentioned, ‘I am not a genius, I am simply passionately curious,'” Allen mentioned in a press release. “Having the chance to discover my curiosity in depth and actually get to know extra in regards to the individuals and issues that make us what we’re at the moment will get me excited. And what higher pal to have at my facet than Richard Karn? We each share an amazing appreciation of people that can remedy an issue not by speaking about it, however by ‘doing’ it with creativity and wonderful abilities.”
“My friendship with Tim has lasted over 30 years… in a row!” Karn mentioned. “The possibility to do a present like Instrument Time was unquestionably thrilling. We might not have Binford however we nonetheless could have a world of enjoyable!”
As followers might recall, Karn and Allen starred collectively in ABC’s House Enchancmentwhich first debuted in 1991 and ran for greater than 204 episodes over 8 seasons with the sequence finale airing on Could 25, 1999. Allen briefly reprized his House Enchancment position of Tim “The Instrument Man” Taylor for an episode of his FOX sequence, Final Man Standing in that sequence’ remaining season. Notably, Karn additionally appeared on Final Man Standingenjoying Invoice McKendree for 2 episodes.
Extra Energy debuts on Wednesday, June twenty ninth at 10/9c on The Historical past Channel.
H/N: The Futon Critic