‘Home Improvement,’ ‘Friends’ & More Cast Reunions Coming to TV

There’s never been a better time for nostalgic TV reunions and there are plenty coming to viewers in the future. Here are four big cast reunions we can’t wait for:

Home Improvement

It’s Tool Time again! Sort of.  Home  Improvement‘s Tim Allen and Richard Karn, who played Tim Taylor and Al Borland, respectively, on the 1991–99 ABC sitcom, are rejoining forces for Assembly Required, a 10-episode competition coming to History next year. Contestants will rebuild common household items, trying to, yes, improve them. The duo, who cohost and judge, will also dig into the products’ history. Says Allen: “I’ve created a show to remind people of the satisfaction and pride that comes from rebuilding something on their own.”

The West Wing Cast

(Credit: James Sorensen / ©NBC / Courtesy: Everett Collection)

The West Wing

“#TheWestWing team is getting back on the field!” Rob Lowe excitedly tweeted in late August. President Bartlet (Martin

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Last chance to vote for Best Overall Restaurant in Central Minnesota

From Staff Reports
Published 10:00 a.m. CT Aug. 24, 2020


Six weeks, about 12,000 nominations and at least 60,000 votes after it all started, you now have just hours to cast your final ballot in the final category of the 2020 Best of Central Minnesota Readers’ Survey.

Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Monday in the contest for Best Overall Restaurant. Check out the ballot and cast your vote by clinking this link:

Print readers can visit www.bestofcentralmn.com and click on “Vote for the 2020 Best Overall Restaurant in Central Minnesota.”

So what happens after voting closes for Best Overall Restaurant?

Staffers with SC Times/LOCALiQ will compile all your votes and present the top five finishers in all 62 categories online at sctimes.com and in a special-edition glossy magazine published Friday, Sept 25.

Those results will feature — as chosen by you, the voters — the winner of the Best

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Google Assistant devices and cast targets can now be added to and removed from multi-room audio on the fly

For those of you who use your Assistant-equipped Smart Displays and speakers to broadcast music around different rooms of the house at the same time, Google has made a small improvement. Devices and cast targets can now be added and removed on the fly without creating new groups, which should make things a little more convenient for some.

Google has made small improvements to multi-room audio as time has gone by, including individual speaker volume control and the ability to change a cast target or cast to an already created group. This latest update, however, allows you to “dynamically group multiple cast-enabled Nest devices (speakers, Smart Displays, Chromecasts) in real-time to fill multiple rooms with music.” What this means is that you no longer need to pre-create groups to determine which devices/rooms the audio will be sent to; instead, you can simply choose which devices you want to have audio

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Tim Allen on the ‘Last Man Standing’ cast feeling like family: ‘It reminded me of real life’

Tim Allen is a family man on and off the screen.

The comedian spoke with Fox News about his show “Last Man Standing,” in which, he plays a father of three — a role that reminds him of his own life.

Allen, 66, has two children himself: Katherine, 31, and Elizabeth, 11.


“The Santa Clause” star said that he and his castmates find it “startling” that they’ve completed eight seasons of the show, which is also how long his hit sitcom “Home Improvement” ran.

Tim Allen and Nancy Travis in the 'Last Man Standing.'

Tim Allen and Nancy Travis in the ‘Last Man Standing.’
(Michael Becker / FOX)

“Although [the ‘Last Man Standing’ cast] doesn’t replace the wonderful the beautiful ‘Home Improvement’ family that I still am close to, this family is now, we’re empty nesters,” Allen explained to Fox News. “Everybody at

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How is Utah’s economy recovering? New Salt Lake Chamber tool tracks improvement

SALT LAKE CITY — In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, government programs that were designed to aid businesses and citizens cast a wide net. While everyone was affected by the virus shutdowns, some felt the impact more than others and were left without the help they needed. The Salt Lake Chamber is hoping to better identify those markets.

“We’re smarter than we were back then, and so we know some of those relief efforts can be more targeted,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. “It gives us as a business community an opportunity to advocate at a local, state and even federal level for those kinds of programs.”

The Salt Lake Chamber’s Roadmap to Recovery Coalition and Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute announced a new economic tool Monday called the Road to Recovery Dashboard. The dashboard will be used to

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‘DWTS’ cast rumors; ‘Home Improvement’ reunion; live-action ‘Powerpuff Girls’: Buzz

‘DWTS’ cast rumors

“Dancing with the Stars” cast rumors for season 29 sound wild. Former “The Bachelorette” star Kaitlyn Bristowe (who’s now dating Buffalo hunk Jason Tartick) is the confirmed celebrity so far, but ET reports Backstreet Boys singer A.J. McLean will also be competing for the mirrorball trophy this fall. E! News reports other people in talks include controversial “Tiger King” subject Carole Baskin, actress Anne Heche and “Selling Sunset” star Chrishell Stause — while White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci turned them down. The full cast will be announced Wednesday, Sept. 2 on “Good Morning America.” Season 29 of “DWTS” premieres Monday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. on ABC with new host Tyra Banks and likely some other changes due to Covid-19, such as no studio audience.

‘Home Improvement’ reunion

It’s tool time: Variety reports the History Channel has ordered a reality competition series that

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