Instrument time is again… sort of. On Thursday, the Historical past Channel introduced the brand new collection Extra Energy, a 10-episode nonfiction collection that may have fun “the evolution of the best, most iconic instruments, from handheld and fundamental to the economic and mighty”. The collection will likely be hosted by House Enchancment stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn together with YouTube star April Wilkerson. Based on the collection’ description, every episode will likely be themed round one particular instrument. The collection will debut on Wednesday, June twenty ninth.
“From Tim’s residence 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 fundamental to the economic and mighty — testing the bounds in a approach that solely Tim can. They’re going to additionally head out into the sphere to play with a few of the largest 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 few 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 may be at all times 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 folks and issues that make us what we’re immediately will get me excited. And what higher pal to have at my aspect than Richard Karn? We each share a fantastic appreciation of people that can clear up an issue not by speaking about it, however by ‘doing’ it with creativity and superb 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 could not have Binford however we nonetheless may have a world of enjoyable!”
As followers could 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 collection finale airing on Could 25, 1999. Allen briefly reprized his House Enchancment function of Tim “The Instrument Man” Taylor for an episode of his FOX collection, Final Man Standing in that collection’ ultimate 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