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About Us

Hometime, hosted by Dean Johnson and Miriam Johnson (no relation), is one of television’s longest-running home improvement programs airing on PBS. In 2001, Hometime also went into commercial syndication.

With nearly 700 episodes and over 25 years experience, HOMETIME is committed to helping homeowners achieve professional-looking results in their own home projects.

Whether it’s building a new home or a facelift to an existing space, we find the best products, tools, techniques and information to make the job go as smoothly as it can. Please check your local listings or use our online station finders in our ON TV section to find the stations and airdates in your area.

hometime historyShow History

Hometime Video Publishing Inc. was founded in 1984 by Dean Johnson to provide do-it-yourselfers with a new source of how-to information.

Johnson's plan was to produce a series of videotapes for distribution through hardware stores and home centers. The concept was soon expanded to include the television series, which premiered on public television November 1, 1986.

In 1992, Hometime began airing on The Learning Channel and in 2001 went into syndication. Hometime episodes are currently seen both on public television and in syndication across the country.

To meet the crew, click on the Bios link, and for a laugh head over to the OOPS! section for some fun bloopers and outtakes.