Dust off the shiplap and gather ’round the farmhouse sink—Fixer Upper is coming back!
And all God’s people said, “FINALLY! Something we can celebrate in this crazy year that is pushing us all to our absolute limits, AMEN!”
Chip and Joanna Gaines have been busy developing Magnolia Network, a television channel devoted to all things home renovation and decor—but the show that launched the pair into superstardom had not been in those plans.
Magnolia fans discovered the surprise news in their inboxes this morning, and the pair released an adorable video on the Magnolia website that has us all warm and fuzzy:
Chip and Jo say they just couldn’t stay away from telling the stories of the families and homes they spent years inspiring us with on the original HGTV run of the show. Chip writes:
I mean it when I say that it wasn’t more than a few weeks ago that we first talked about returning to the show. I mentioned it to Jo, fully expecting her to tell me I was crazy. But instead, in a real sincere way, she told me she’d been missing it too. I get that it all may seem a little impulsive and that might be true. But the more Jo and I talked it over, the more we began to see it for what it really is: an opportunity to get to share with you some of the projects we care most about.
The original Fixer Upper aired on HGTV for five seasons, ending its blockbuster run in 2018. Its massive success made Chip and Joanna household names. There was the anticipation filled Baby Watch of 2018. The countless trips to that oasis inside Target stores that is the Hearth & Hand home decor line. And then there’s the homeland constantly beckoning from Waco, TX—the Magnolia Market epicenter that, let’s be honest, is basically Disneyland for farmhouse chic fans.
But Fixer Upper is where it all started, and how millions of fans fell in love with the slightly quirky, uber-talented duo—so a reboot just feels so right.
Chip says, “We’re gearing up to start filming again, and I’ll be honest, Jo and I feel like a couple of kids trying our best to keep down a few butterflies. But we are mostly just giddy about getting the band back together again so we can share the story of these families and their homes with you.”
The network is eyeing a 2021 launch (originally it was scheduled to hit the airwaves this year until a worldwide pandemic got in the way).
And you KNOW we’ll be watching.