Tim Taylor and Al Borland created their very own present, Device Time,” while their subsequent-door neighbor, Wilson (played by the late Earl Hindman), provided tidbits of wisdom in the course of the show. The show was on ABC for eight years, from 1991 – 1999.
Tim is competing in the neighborhood’s annual Christmas Lighting Contest, and is trying to outdo his rival, Doc Johnson. Brad and Randy tell Mark that Santa Claus died earlier than he was born, however a mysterious Santa ( Earl Hindman ) gives him his wish. Brad and Randy take part in a Christmas play as meager parts.
The primary pilot episode was filmed in April 1991 and Patricia Richardson was not the actress taking part in Jill. Frances Fisher was initially solid as Tim’s wife, Jill Taylor however the audience didn’t seem to love her within the test run because she wasn’t comedic sufficient.