ATLANTA – May 14, 2018 – UP TV, the entertainment destination all about family and celebrating life’s biggest moments, has licensed cable rights to all eight seasons of the family sitcom Home Improvement. The series follows the daily trials and tribulations of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor (Tim Allen), a television show host raising three mischievous boys (Zachary Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Taran Noah Smith) with help from his loyal co-host (Richard Karn), loving wife (Patricia Richardson) and eccentric neighbor (Earl Hindman). UP will air Home Improvement Monday through Friday from 1 pm – 3 pm ETand Saturdays from 12 pm – 2 pm ET beginning tonight, Monday, May 14.
“We are thrilled to be adding such a beloved series to UP’s lineup,” said Amy Winter, evp and general manager. “Home Improvement was a staple in many homes, and we’re excited to give families a new opportunity to go back and watch this iconic sitcom with their families. The funny and emotional situations that the Taylors experience are ones that many of us can relate to.”
UP has licensed the series from The Disney/ABC Television Group.
At UP, We Get Family. With fan-favorite series and movies that celebrate life’s biggest moments, UP is the television destination for families seeking optimistic, relatable and uplifting entertainment. UP presents programming that appreciates the humor, drama and joy of family life. With network series like Gilmore Girls and America’s Funniest Home Videos alongside originals like Bringing Up Bates, Expecting and Our Wedding Story, UP continues to gather audiences around the screen to deliver one of television’s highest “co-viewership” percentages. And its new UP Faith & Family subscription on-demand service has quickly become the fan favorite for its all-ages lineup of family and faith-affirming movies and series. In 2018, UP will celebrate a “Life’s Biggest Moment” of its own, premiering more hours of original content than ever in its history. In addition, UP’s pro-social initiative, “Uplift Someone,” inspires people to do simple, everyday acts of kindness. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC and partners with the Aspire network on sales, marketing and other operational services.
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