Home Improvement - Get
MORE POWER on DVD this November!
Posted by David
Nobody seems to know Disney/Buena Vista
better than our friends at UltimateDisney.com: they usually get the heads-up on
in0the-works DisneyDVD releases faster than anyone else on a regular basis.
While they tend to concentrate on Disney's general releases, every once in a
while they have great info for us about Buena Vista's TV-on-DVD releases.
This morning they have broken the news with their
exclusive story about four major TV-on-DVD box sets coming out late this
November. The top half of that story is devoted to Tim Taylor and his family and
friends, and their long-awaited digital disc debut:
"Home Improvement" was a hit
with viewers from its first season, when it became the most-watched of all new
series. This half-hour sitcom's debut season is scheduled to come to DVD on November
30. Originally aired between September 1991 and May 1992, these 24
episodes introduced audiences to the Taylor family, a middle-class,
Tim Taylor, the family's patriarch, has nominal fame as the host of "Tool
Time," a local cable program where he can be seen working on home repair
projects that frequently result in disaster. When he goes home, Tim is father
to three boys: Brad (Zachery Ty Bryan), Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), and
Mark (Taran Noah Smith). At the center of the show is Tim's marriage to Jill
(Patricia Richardson). Tim's efforts to understand and please Jill often lead
to confusion. Helping him unravel life's riddles are his wise but mysterious
neighbor Wilson (Earl Hindman) and Al Borland, his flannel-wearing "Tool
Tim Allen is the star of the show, which is adapted from his stand-up comedy.
"Home Improvement" became an unprecedented success for Touchstone
Television and launched film careers for Tim Allen and Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
Viewers took to "Home Improvement" as the family sitcom for the
1990s, making it a ratings phenomenon and the top draw of the ABC network
during its 8-season run.
Season One of "Home Improvement" contained a number of memorable
episodes, as Tim takes on a troublesome chain letter, the neighborhood
Christmas lighting contest, a snake, and a trivia challenge with Bob Vila. The
Taylors' adventures continue with a night at the bowling alley, a
state-of-the-art stereo system, and an unforgettable Valentine's Day camping
Holy moly, this is sure to please a LOT of our readers, not to mention my wife.
Buena Vista hasn't released this information through official sources yet, but
stay tuned, because we're working to bring you the studio announcement on this
and the other titles mentioned in UltimateDisney's terrific story. Our thanks to
them, and to reader Paul Hillsdon for letting us know about it.