5 Hopes For Chip & Joanna Gaines' Newly-Announced TV Network

Today - Season 67

We thought we were saying goodbye to Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines for good when they announced their HGTV show was coming to an end last spring. But the Waco, Texas-based couple announced this week that they're returning to the small-screen in the very near future!

“We signed a non-disclosure and it said quote unquote you can tell your mother but that’s it. So mom, I just wanted to make a quick announcement, we are coming back to television. You are going to get to see the kids grow up, you are going to see us, well, maybe a six-month delay like the rest of the world, but we are excited to be back," Chip revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Magnolia spokesman, John Marsicano, confirmed the news on Sunday in the following statement: “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. The details surrounding this opportunity remain a work in progress, but together, our hope is to build a different kind of platform for unique, inspiring and family-friendly content.”

Meanwhile, the Discovery network added. “Discovery is thrilled to confirm that we are in exclusive talks with Chip and Joanna Gaines. The Gaines are exceptional people, true authentic storytellers and creative visionaries who will nourish millions of people with quality, family-friendly programming accessible on a 24/7 network and across all screens. Stay tuned... working out the final details... more to come soon!”

The couple's original home renovation and design series ran from 2013 to 2018, and followed the Gaines as they transformed homes and lives through their company, Magnolia. Over the years, Magnolia has expanded into quite the home empire, including lifestyle magazine The Magnolia Journal, the Magnolia Table restaurant, and the "Hearth and Hand" product line at Target. Plus, they created the Magnolia Market at the Silos, a shopping and dining compound.

 

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It all started with a dream that I jotted down on a legal pad back in 2003. Thank you Chip Carter for helping me turn what was on that piece of paper into a reality. These last fifteen years have been equal parts scary and exciting and there’s no one else I’d rather by my side than you @chipgaines ❤️

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As if their year wasn't busy enough, Chip and Joanna welcomed their fifth child, a son named Crew, in June 2018. The new baby joins older siblings Emmie Kay, 8; Duke, 9; Ella, 11; and Drake, 13.

With new Magnolia projects in development, here a few things we're hoping to see on the network:

1. Shopping With Jo

We need a show where we follow Jo on her multiple shopping trips to antique stores and old barns and see how she curates her collection and aesthetic. Fixer Upper fans know she keeps a wide range of pieces in a warehouse so she can grab something last minute to use in a re-design.

 

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We just finished this classic style home that we’ve been building here in town and I feel like it's reveal day! Now that it’s complete and ready to go on the market, I can’t wait to see who makes this place their home. This house is being featured in the Parade of Homes, so if you’re in Waco this weekend or next, stop by and you can take a tour of all of the houses, including this one! Parade tickets are available for $10 (cash only) at any house on the tour. Check out https://magno.li/paradeofhomes for more info! @magnoliarealtytexas #MagnoliaDesignandConstruction

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3. Family Time on the Farm

The Gaines' have kept their kids in the background of the show. It would be great to get to know them better and their many farm animals.

 

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Sweet Emmie Kay.. always up for learning new things. #farmLife

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4. The Silos

We're dying to know about the inner workings of the compound. Plus, they could introduce some of the employees and even dig into their lives!

 

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Happy 2nd Birthday, Silos Baking Co!!! If you’re in town today, stop by and celebrate with us! Side note: The balloons were fun while they lasted... the wind brought the party to the next level and we had to take them down to prevent them from flying away👎🏼 But the good news is- Chip’s got a fun surprise waiting for him in his office... #silosbakingco

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5. New Designers

What better place to meet some new people doing innovative things in home design than on this upcoming network?

 

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We're getting ready for our annual Spring at the Silos event next week! If you don't have spring break plans, take a day (or weekend!) trip to Waco. Eat great food, check out the cute shops at the vendor fair (Thur-Sat March 15-17), and relax on the grounds! #springatthesilos @magnolia

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