With the Season One finale coming up on Tuesday, an avid Assembly Required fan is looking to make sure that Tim Allen and Richard Karn return for a second season. In fact, the fan created an online petition in hopes of convincing the History Channel to renew the competition series.
Allen and Karn co-host Assembly Required while bringing their own humor and craftsman expertise to the show. The new competitive series highlights some of the best builders across the nation. Each episode pushes the competitors to fix everyday household items by not only rebuilding the items but building them better.
The first season comes to a close in a few days. However, one fan is doing everything he can to ensure the show’s return to TV. He’s created a petition that’s only three days old but already has 358 signatures out of its initial goal of 500.
“Assembly Required is a competition show on History Channel,” the Change.org petition says. “It has its season finale on 4/27. We are asking History to renew the show for a second [season] because not only do we love the show, we believe that it is great to see Tim & Richard back together, and the addition of April, makes a great show to sit down and actually learn something while you are watching.”
“So sign this petition and lets show History that the show has an amazing group of fans and it should get a Season 2!” the petition concludes.
On Thursday, Assembly Required‘s Twitter account even encouraged fans to sign the petition. At the time, it had 165 signatures out of its 200-signature goal. Yet the numbers continue to rise, so the bar was set higher. It’ll be interesting to see if the History Channel pays attention to the show’s fanbase. Whether or not they choose to renew the series, we’ll have to wait and see.
‘Assembly Required’ Star Explains Inspiration Behind the Competition Series
Recently, the former Home Improvement stars joined the hosts of Today to talk about their newest project. Assembly Required is the first full series that Tim Allen and Richard Karn have worked on together since their old sitcom came to an end in 1999.
The two actors shared what inspired them to create the competition series during their virtual interview. As the Today hosts mentioned, it had been 20 years since Home Improvement ended. Once Allen came up with the idea, which was inspired by his youth mentoring program, he approached Karn about working together once again.
“I wanted to mentor kids to get them out of trouble and to show them that there’s stuff to do with your hands. Instead of being active… with terrible things,” Tim Allen explained on Today. “It developed into a show to honor people that build stuff, fix stuff. And then it morphed into this.”
“In the middle of pitching it, it took hold real fast. And my manager said, ‘Why don’t you ask Richard if he’d like to get involved in this,'” Allen continued. “It didn’t seem like something he’d be interested in even though we see each other quite a bit. I said, ‘Okay, I’ll give it a shot.’ And it turned out we both have a shared interest in celebrating those who fix things instead of break things.”