Home Improvement (television) Television series on ABC; beginning September 17, 1991, and ending September 17, 1999. The star of television’s Tool Time show is often a bungler when he tries his home-improvement skills around the house. He is also not always terribly adept in his relationships with his wife and three boys. Stars Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Taran Noah Smith, Earl Hindman, Richard Karn. The popular show frequently resided at the top of the weekly ratings, and it won Emmy Awards for Electronic Lighting Direction in 1992 and 1993. A special, Tim Allen Presents: A User’s Guide to Home Improvement, aired May 4, 2003.