Chip and Joanna Gaines are bringing back ‘Fixer Upper’
Some things never die, especially kitchy home improvement shows.
Barely two years after HGTV closed the doors on “Fixer Upper,” husband-and-wife hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines are bringing the show back on their own network.
“The day we wrapped our final episode of ‘Fixer Upper,’ we really believed it was a chapter closed. We knew we needed a break and a moment to catch our breath. But we also knew we weren’t done dreaming about ways to make old things new again,” the couple said in a statement.
“These past few years, we’ve continued tackling renovations and projects, doing the work we’re passionate about, but I don’t think either of us anticipated how the show would become such a permanent fixture in our hearts. We’ve missed sharing the stories of these families and their homes with you, and we’re excited to do that again very soon!”
The show is expected to be ready in time to launch in 2021 along with Magnolia Network, a joint venture with Discovery Inc. that has already booked shows with titles like “Super Dad” and “Inn the Works.”
“We are thrilled to welcome back the very show that introduced us all to Chip and Jo in the first place. ‘Fixer Upper’ is a cultural phenomenon that took an entire programming category by storm when it launched in 2014, and we can think of no better way to launch this Network,” Magnolia Network President Allison Page said in a statement.
“Fixer Upper,” which ran for five years on HGTV, put the Gaineses on the map with their home improvement company in Waco, Texas.
Magnolia Network has not set a specific launch date and it’s unclear how the coronavirus shutdown has affected production.