- Chip and Joanna Gaines announced in November that they will be returning to TV with their very own network.
- The former Fixer Upper stars have not released many details, though we suspected they have been filming for months.
- Now, the couple has announced that the channel will
Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new TV network is literally taking over the home improvement world.
The former Fixer Upper stars shared some big news with about their upcoming project with Discovery. The most shocking update? Chip and Jo’s channel will launch in summer 2020 and will “replace Discovery’s DIY Network.”
Nicole Curtis’s Rehab Addict and former Fixer Upper carpenter Clint Harp’s Wood Work are just two of the series that are currently airing on DIY. It’s unclear what exactly will happen to the existing programs, but Allison Page, the current HGTV president, said, “What’s currently on DIY is a single thread of what will be a much larger tapestry.”
Despite that somewhat vague response, what is obvious is that the Gaineses have a lot of ideas in mind for new shows.
“What they do and know and love certainly incorporates home and design and construction, but that’s just a piece of it,” Allison said. “We’ll have stories about family and community, food, garden, of course design, wellness, entrepreneurialism. There are so many facets, at least in television, that people have not seen from them.”
And while we’re all for new recipes, craft ideas, and gardening tips, what we’re really interested in is watching Chip, Joanna, and their five kids as a family. Don’t worry—Chip assures we’ll get plenty of that, too.
“The difference moving forward is Jo and I are going to be able to tell more of our life stories,” Chip told the outlet. “And so, as opposed to it being a very narrow vein in our universe, which is obviously construction and design and the things we do for a living, for us we feel like there’s a more holistic story to be told here.”
BRB, clearing my schedule for 2020.