- Chip and Joanna Gaines ended Fixer Upper in April 2018 to spend more time with their growing family.
- The HGTV stars announced in November 2018 that they were partnering with Discovery to return to TV with their own network.
- Chip and Joanna confirmed that their new channel, which will likely have Magnolia in the title, will debut in
Chip and Joanna Gaines broke America’s hearts when they announced they were leaving their popular show Fixer Upper behind. A life without Jo’s designs, Chip’s quips, and a heavy dose of shiplap just seemed too bleak to imagine.
Thankfully, the HGTV hosts gave everyone hope once again when they announced they’d be coming back to TV—and not just with a singular show, but with a whole new network that features home design, cooking, and children’s programs.
“We’re excited to share that we are currently in the early stages of talking with Discovery about a lifestyle-focused media network for Magnolia,” spokesman John Marsicano said after Chip and Joanna dropped the news in November. “Our hope is to build a different kind of platform for unique and family-friendly content.”
Here’s everything we know about Chip and Joanna’s return to TV so far.
When will it premiere?
Chip and Joanna's new network will premiere in the summer of 2020. Joanna took to social media to share more about the news, adding that she hopes tuning in to their lineup, "feels like home."
Though we heavily suspect that the Gaineses are already filming for some of the series (see our extensive list of evidence, and don’t even get us started on our JLo theories), it seems we're still a ways away from knowing exactly what to expect. But , "It's gonna be good."
What network will Chip and Joanna Gaines be on?
Chip and Joanna are partnering with Discovery on their next adventure. Discovery is the parent company to HGTV, so the couple will have at least some familiar faces in this phase of their career. A website and a streaming service are also reportedly in the works.
The unfortunate side effect, though, is that the Gaines channel will replace DIY Network, which currently houses favorites like Rehab Addict and Wood Work. It's not quite clear what will happen to the existing programs, as a source told the following:
“More information about programming for the new Magnolia network will be announced in the coming months, but this will be a total rebrand. All of the content for the new network will be inspired by Magnolia and curated by Chip and Joanna."
Will their five kids be on TV?
Yes! Drake, Ella, Duke, Emmie Kay, and baby Crew will all be a part of the Magnolia network—but only as much as they want to be.
"The kids are very aware of what this is and why we’re doing it. If the kids want to be on it, they’ll be on it," Joanna told . "As they got older, we just never wanted to force the scene, we always told our kids, 'If you want to be part of this, we’ll put a mic on you.' If the kids want to do it, we would gladly welcome it, but we’ll leave it up to them."
They appear to love helping mom and dad out, though. Joanna recently revealed that her little ones, who just helped her write her first children’s book, have been heavily involved in the planning. “Even our kids are excited,” she told . “They’ll say to us, ‘You guys should do this or try that.’ They’ve really been helping us with market research.”
Is Fixer Upper coming back?
Though we all wish that they’d revive their original show, we haven’t heard anything to suggest that Fixer Upper is getting a reboot. But with hits like Trading Spaces and While You Were Out getting a second shot, we can always hope that Chip and Jo will take another crack at the original.
The good news, however, is that their new network will, "also will be home to the complete library of Fixer Upper," according to . Yep, that's the best news we've heard all day, too!