Monday, August 31, 2020

Home Improvement Tool Time Reunion on History Series; Bunk'd Adds to Cast

Richard Karn and Tim Allen

HISTORY announces a 10-episode order of the nonfiction series Assembly Required (working title) starring and executive produced by Golden Globe(R) winner Tim Allen (Last Man Standing, Home Improvement). Allen is set to reunite with Richard Karn (Pen15, Home Improvement) who will serve as host and executive producer. In this new competition series, Tim and Richard are sounding the call for those with a can-do attitude to take back their sense of purpose and awaken their inner builder.

Assembly Required (working title) will spotlight the best and brightest builders from across the country, at their home workshops, as they compete to breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing. This new series will push each contestant to their limits while testing their ability and ingenuity to not only rebuild it but to build it better. In each episode, Allen and Karn will also dive into the unique history around these items to celebrate the men and women who crafted them, and the techniques used. Assembly Required (working title) is slated to premiere in 2021 on HISTORY. Produced by Wheelhouse Entertainment's Spoke Studios, ITV America and Boxing Cat Entertainment, this unique series also engineers a new model of partnership among the network, production and brands. In a one-of-a-kind collaboration for Assembly Required, (working title) powered by Wheelhouse's marketing arm, Wheelhouse Labs, production will work closely with HISTORY's advertising sales team in a joint effort to invite and secure brands that want to ally with the new Allen-starring series.


Trevor Tordjman

Multitalented actor Trevor Tordjman will join the cast of the hugely popular sitcom Bunk'd for its fifth season, set to begin production at a date yet to be determined. Since its 2015 premiere, the series has been a top performer on linear TV, SVOD and streaming platforms. Tordjman, a Kitchener, Ontario native, has amused and enthralled young viewers as the acrobatic cheer squad leader and erstwhile tyrant Bucky in Zombies, 2018's #1 rated telecast among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. He did it again with Zombies 2, the #1 cable movie of 2020 to-date. He's also the co-host, with Ariel Martin (Zombies 2), of Disney Fam Jam, a dance competition series on Disney Channel, and the pair are hosting Disney Channel interstitials to provide "espirit de corps" during the summer while observing safer at home guidelines. Tordjman, a member of a sketch comedy group, is an accomplished dancer. His credits also include The Next Step, Lost & Found Music Studios and Full Out.

In Bunk'd, Parker Preston (Tordjman) is a witty charmer with an inherent likeability, despite the cocky demeanor he's picked up as a member of an ultra-wealthy family. It turns out he's the only Preston who cares about a deed giving descendants of great-great-grandfather Preston a 15 percent stake in Camp Kikiwaka. Now, Parker shows up at Kikiwaka determined to implement over the top ideas to make the camp overwhelmingly successful, but it quickly becomes clear that he'll butt heads with Lou over what success looks like. Bunk'd stars Miranda May as Lou, Raphael Alejandro as Matteo, Will Buie Jr. as Finn, Mallory James Mahoney as Destiny, Shelby Simmons as Ava, and Israel Johnson as Noah. 


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, July 28

Dave - "Ad Man" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Dave has a professional setback and is forced to spend more time with his parents; family time has never been more eye-opening.

Younger - "The Last Unicorn" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
After Quinn's new romance goes public, Liza decides to fact-check her manuscript; Maggie gets an exciting new job offer and love interest; sparks fly between Liza and someone from her old life.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 26)

Wednesday, July 28

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie talks about the new movie adaptation of Cinderella and her podcast Minnie Questions on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Eddie appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nico Santos (Superstore) - Nico is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil talks about the inspiration behind Box One, an ever-evolving game of trivia, codes, puzzles and discovery that he co-created on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn/Casual/Trophy Wife) - Michaela is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel shares his signature cocktail, The Five O'Clock Fizz, on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle talks about First Wives Club on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March-July)

Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)

03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
08/03 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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