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Home repair expert Bob Vila to guest star on "Home Improvement"

Bob Vila, best-known as the host of the ten-year PBS series "This Old House," is guest-starring in a special episode of the hit comedy series "Home Improvement" entitled "What about Bob?"

Vila, the host of "Bob Vila's Home Again," will be portraying himself in an episode in which he makes a guest appearance on Tim Taylor's (Tim Allen) cable home-repair show, "Tool Time." Although Tim acknowledges Vila as "the man who started it all," he is nevertheless threatened by Bob's presence on his show; when they agree to a "Stump the Tool Man" call-in contest, the results are unpredictable hilarious.

"Home Improvement" stars Tim Allen as Tim Taylor, the host of "Tool Time," a cable home improvement show on which he reigns over a macho celebration of power tools and obscure hardware dispensing household repair tips and advice on "recapturing the male spirit." Starring with Tim are Pat Richardson as his wife and Zachery Ty Bryan, Taran Smith and Jonathan Taylor Thomas as their three young sons. Next-door neighbor Wilson is portrayed by Earl Hindman and Al, Tim's assistant on "Tool Time," is Richard Karn.

"Home Improvement" is executive-produced by Matt Williams ("Roseanne" and "Carol & Company"), David McFadzean ("Roseanne," "Carol & Company") and Carmen Finestra ("The Cosby Show"), and is a production of Wind Dancer Productions, Inc. in association with Touchstone Television.

Thanks to Touchstone Television for providing the information.

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