- Chip and Joanna Gaines are returning to TV with their own network in 2020.
- The former Fixer Upper stars' new channel will replace DIY Network.
- Though they can't wait to see Chip and Jo come back, some fans are worried about the fate of their favorite shows.
Chip and Joanna Gaines’ fans can’t wait for their network to premiere in 2020. Not only are the former Fixer Upper stars returning to TV, but they’re also creating a whole slew of home, gardening, and food shows that are bound to be chock-full of their genius ideas.
But Chip and Jo’s big news isn’t without its setbacks. The one dark cloud is that their channel will replace DIY Network, which currently airs shows like Rehab Addict and Wood Work. DIY currently reaches 52 million homes, according to , and many of those households are very worried about the fate of their favorite series.
“So sad to hear DIY to be replaced with the Gaines channel. I just paid for extra TV package that will include DIY, but needn’t have bothered,” one Twitter user wrote. Another said, “Please don’t remove some of the already established great shows on DIY network. I suspect a lot of folks may feel the same.”
The majority of viewers seem to feel optimistic, so long as their programs are allowed to continue on after the change. Barnwood Builders, Building Off the Grid, and Salvage Dawgs all all appear to be favorites that fans don’t want to see go.
Though it’s still unclear exactly what will happen when Chip and Joanna take over, it sounds like Discovery doesn’t have plans to nix all of the existing content. “What’s currently on DIY is a single thread of what will be a much larger tapestry,” assured Allison Page, the current HGTV president who will be overseeing the new project.