With a huge smile, Chip Gaines gave all Fixer Upper fans a huge gift Tuesday. There will be a new episode.
It’s the TV show that gave Chip Gaines and his wife, Joanna, their first big break, introducing the couple to millions of HGTV viewers.
And, it now anchors the new Magnolia Network, which launched last week on Discovery+. In addition, you can watch Fixer Upper and the other shows on the Magnolia Network app. It’ll take over what’s now the DIY network on your cable dial starting early next year.
The photo Chip Gaines posted was of a scene near the end of the episode. The couple made it one of the Fixer Upper highlights. They take a before photo of the home and stretch it out on a giant canvas. Then they open the canvas to show the after results. There are gasps, maybe some crying as the satisfied new homeowners gush over their beautiful, like-new dwelling.
Chip Gaines Worked as the Contractor on Fixer Upper
Starting in 2013, Fixer Upper ran for five seasons on HGTV. Fans loved goofy Chip Gaines and his dad jokes. He and his crew did the renovations on homes in and around Waco, Texas. Joanna then decorated the house. She introduced the joys of using shiplap to decorate the walls. And the Gaines definitely were responsible for the recent farmhouse chic decorating trend. Their kids were normally in every show. At its height, Fixer Upper drew nearly 17 million viewers a week.
The couple’s brand now is worth in excess of $1 billion. Meanwhile, they turned Waco into a tourist stop. They own a five-acre shopping complex across the street from the First Baptist Church. An estimated 2 million visitors traveled to Waco each year to shop at the Silos and Magnolia Market.
When the couple launched the network, Joanna Gaines posted on Instagram:
“You’ll be able to watch the entire first season of my cooking show, new episodes of Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, and the first episodes of ten original series. This has been a labor of love, and we can’t wait for you to watch—stay tuned!”
The studio for Joanna’s cooking show is located in an old grist mill the couple originally bought to turn into a bed and breakfast. Joanna decorated it in warm neutrals. She now loves to use copper in her decorating.
“In a lot of ways, the show is going to pick up right where it left off,” Chip Gaines wrote of Fixer Upper in a blog post. “These years in between have taught us a lot about ourselves and how we operate best, so we’re likely to do a few things a little differently this time around.”