Nobody seems to know Disney/Buena Vista better than our friends at 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, middle-American family.

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 Time” assistant.

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 trip.

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.

Source:  TVShowsOnDVD
Author: David Lambert
Date: May 28th, 2004

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