December 1, 1992 |
ABC on Monday announced a major, multiyear deal with Wind Dancer Productions, the company behind "Home Improvement," which will allow the hit comedy series to continue for at least three more years and enable its producers to create two more comedies for the network. Under terms of the agreement, "Home Improvement," starring Tim Allen as the host of a tool-oriented cable show, will continue past its current second season through the 1995-1996 season, said Robert A.
December 19, 1994 |
The TV season is nearly at the halfway mark, and viewers have registered their likes and dislikes--loud and clear. In the ratings, where the so-called official season runs from September to April, ABC's two-hour Tuesday night block of "Home Improvement," "Grace Under Fire" and "NYPD Blue" has firmly established itself as network TV's favorite viewing period. "Home Improvement," which NBC challenged with "Frasier" in the key matchup of the fall, is still the nation's No.
February 1, 1999 |
It's official: Fox's "Melrose Place" and ABC's "Home Improvement," both long-running prime-time hits, will each conclude their runs in May, the two networks confirmed Friday. In the case of "Melrose," Fox opted not to continue the racy prime-time serial, which has seen its audience dwindle to fewer than 9 million viewers per week. The move was not a surprise, since Fox nearly canceled the 7-year-old series a year ago. "Home Improvement," which premiered in 1991, ends on a different note.
March 27, 1997 |
A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles freed Walt Disney Co. to renew "Home Improvement" on ABC for two more seasons, denying a request for an injunction to stop the deal by the producers of the top-rated comedy. Wind Dancer Production Group, the Burbank company controlled by producer Matt Williams, the creator of the show, sued Disney in late February, claiming that Walt Disney Television extended a "sweetheart deal" to ABC because the two units are owned by the same studio.
June 22, 1993 |
It's the Tool Time girl meets T-Rex. Disney began selling reruns of the hit ABC sitcom "Home Improvement" to local stations two weeks ago, and already the show has become the "Jurassic Park" of syndication. Although sold to only 10 TV stations so far, "Home Improvement" is shaping up as one of the biggest successes in syndication. Based on initial sales, Disney executives expect that "Home Improvement" could gross well over $2.5 million per episode.
August 15, 1997 |
"Home Improvement" star Tim Allen wants to join Jerry Seinfeld in television's highly exclusive $1-million-per-episode club, according to industry sources. Allen returned to work last week to begin production on his ABC comedy's seventh season while representatives seek to renegotiate his contract with production company Walt Disney Television.