Mr. T, instantly recognizable to fans for his Mohawk, gold chains and his iconic role as Sergeant Bosco "B. A." Baracus in the television series The A-Team, will smash outdated spaces to give families beautifully remodeled rooms in the new DIY Network offering, I Pity the Tool
. The show joins a roster of celebrity-focused, renovation-themed series on the network, including The Vanilla Ice
Project (Vanilla Ice), Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall (Daryl Hall
), The Shatner Project (William Shatner
) and Rev Run’s Renovation (Rev Run
from Run DMC).
“Before I worked in show business, I worked in the demolition business,” said Mr. T. “And even after I made it in Hollywood, I kept on building things.”
In I Pity the Tool, nothing gets in Mr. T’s way. Outdated houses are no match for him, his arsenal of tools and his construction team of tough guys. In each episode, he and his team, which includes HGTV Design Star winner and interior designer Tiffany Brooks, break down walls and tear out old rooms to give a family a hefty home makeover. The show is slated to premiere in 2015.
“We’re hooking up homeowners who need help with their renovations,” said Mr. T. “I’m tired of all this jibber jabber—we’re out here getting things done, working hard, demolishing the old and rebuilding the new.”
ABOUT DIY NETWORK
DIY Network, from the creators of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. Currently in more than 58 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, consistently ranks among America's top home and garden Internet destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice, step-by-step instructions, message boards, blogs, an interactive program guide and more. Viewers can also become fans of DIY Network and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., DIY Network is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).