This long-running home-improvement series features a cast of craftsmen who work alongside homeowners to update and improve their houses. "Hometime" focuses on building and remodeling skills for the do-it-yourself viewer. Throughout its tenure, which began in 1986, the show has been hosted by Dean Johnson. Johnson has been joined by a variety of female co-hosts through the years. Dean's current co-host is Miriam Johnson. Although Dean and Miriam share a surname, they are not related to each other.