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Real People, Real Projects.
Created byDean Johnson
  • Dean Johnson
  • Peggy Knapp (1986–1987)
  • JoAnne Liebeler (1987–1992)
  • Susanne Egli (1992–1993)
  • Robin Hartl (1993–2005)
  • Miriam Johnson (2005–2016)
Theme music composerRed Gallagher
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons29
Executive producerDean Johnson
Production locationChaska, Minnesota
Running time30 minutes
Original networkPBS
Original releaseNovember 1, 1986 (1986-11-01) –
January 30, 2016 (2016-01-30)

Hometime is an American PBS home improvement television program. It aired from November 1, 1986, to January 30, 2016. Hometime was broadcast on public television and in syndication.

Hometime was produced by Hometime Video Publishing of Chaska, Minnesota, in association with WHYY-TVWilmington/Philadelphia.

Hometime demonstrates both do-it-yourself- and contractor-performed projects, ranging from simple weekend projects to complete homes. Hometime episodes have covered many aspects of home construction and maintenance.


Although Dean Johnson has continuously hosted Hometime since its inception, there have been five co-hosts and one tri-co-host: