Former “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are partnering with Discovery to launch a new TV network and ecosystem.
“Discovery is thrilled to confirm that we are in exclusive talks with Chip and Joanna Gaines,” Discovery said in a statement to TheWrap Saturday. “The Gaineses 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 way cable TV works, Discovery will either have to buy another existing network or rebrand one of its own. Logically, the latter is the most-likely play. After acquiring Scripps earlier this year, Discovery is now the proud home of 19 cable channels. When reached by TheWrap, a Discovery spokeswoman declined to comment on how it will launch a new TV network.
This is 40. And I like it... #pregnantandforty #anddoughnuts
I can't believe tonight marks our very last episode of Fixer Upper. This picture is of us filming our pilot in 2012 and then our last scene of fixer in 2017. What a journey this has been! Check out my blog to read an update from us and to see what's on the horizon for our family and Magnolia as we move forward. The end is bittersweet, but we are excited for what's to come. Tune in tonight for the series finale on HGTV @ 9/8c! #fixerupper (link in profile)
We can’t believe tonight’s the series finale of #FixerUpper. What a ride it’s been! I'll be sharing some blasts from the past today leading up to the final episode at 9/8c on HGTV.
I can't believe there are only TWO fixer uppers left?! I love tonight's episode!! See Chip's dream of owning a breakfast joint turn into a reality with this giant renovation. Watch tonight at 9/8c @hgtv #magnoliatable #fixerupper
What an amaizng weekend with the @timtebowfoundation ✨ Thank you for giving hope and love to so many #ttfgolf2018
Tonight's episode is another favorite of mine because it's a personal project here at the farm. I can't wait for you to see this beautiful reveal! #fixerupper 9/8c @hgtv ❤️
Tonight’s going to be a very special episode! We partnered with @timtebow and the @timtebowfoundation to help an amazing family here in Waco. You won’t want to miss it!! @hgtv 9/8 CT. #fixerupper | Photo courtesy of @HGTV
The restaurant is getting so close. Magnolia Table will be open soon and we can’t believe it?!? Chip + Jo=❤️
Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines
This guy right here... I get to live life with him. I get to hear his thoughts and benefit from his wisdom and encouragement on a daily basis. The reason I am who I am today is because Chip pushed me to go for it.
People think of him as a jokester, and he is. It’s a huge part of why I fell in love with him in the first place. But he is so much more than that. He is the ultimate cheerleader, coach and dream maker.
I am so thrilled that his book releases today mostly because I believe it holds truth that the world is in desperate need of. I am always proud to be Chip’s wife but today more than ever. I know this book was a true labor of love. Well done, Chip Carter Gaines! #CapitalGaines @chipgaines
What a day!! #CapitalGaines #booktournyc @chipgaines
What a night ✨✨ #silobration
Today we got to take a walk down memory lane with the crew... remember this house?! This was the first home we shot for our #fixerupper pilot episode five years ago! My how time flies 📺
Thank you all for watching, caring and cheering us on these past few years. We are overwhelmed by your support and your kindness. You have become a part of our story forever. Season 5 of Fixer Upper is scheduled to start airing in November and we really have saved the best for last! (To see the full announcement about our finale season, visit magnoliamarket.com/blog)
Congratulations to my Chipstarter winners! Some may say 6 out of 2,700 is lucky.. around here we call that a miracle and I’m honored to be a small part of your story moving forward. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your dream with me.
Capital Gaines is officially out tomorrow, so go pick up a copy and keep working towards that dream of yours. #CapitalGaines (link to winning videos in my profile)
Jo has poured her heart and soul into this new line, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia available at Target November 5th. We're here with Bullseye at Target HQ today announcing it to all of their team members! I wrote down all my thoughts about this project on the blog—go check it out. #HearthAndHand (Link in profile)
@U2 tonight - I have a feeling this is going to be a good one. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Another #fixerupper reveal down today for Season five! @hgtv #season5iscoming
Was trying to make a video for a friend this morning with @chippergaines .... his tutorial was 👍🏽 #🤡
Once a design assistant, always a design assistant. I've got the best job in the world! #fixerupper #season5iscoming
I've got you babe! #season5iscoming #fixerupper 📹: @huntybuns
Out on a hot date last night! @joannagaines loves to drive, so I usually let her.. but road trips, those are mine!
"We were together. I forget the rest." - Walt Whitman & @jimmydon522 Happy Valentine's Day @joannagaines
He competes with the view. Man bun, tube socks, adult onesie and all... He still looks mighty fine to me❤️#workcation #bookcamp
That was a fun date night ❤️@chippergaines @u2
Today started off with me holding one of our new baby goats and counting chickens... I knew it was going to be a good one. THANK YOU for all the kind words and birthday wishes ❤❤❤
Watch an all new #fixerupper tonight!! 9/8c @hgtv
Happpppy New Year!!! 2017!! #adultonesies @chippergaines
Tonight is an all new special episode! It's the season four Clip show- full of out takes, bloopers and behind the scenes footage. You won't want to miss! 9/8c @hgtv
“What made the show special was Chip and Jo,” Finch told TheWrap. during the Television Critics Association press tour in July. “I don’t see that we would ever make it with someone else.”
Finch, who heads up HGTV — among other networks — as chief lifestyle brands officer for Discovery Inc., expanded upon the couple’s decision to walk away from their hit series after the successful run.
“Obviously, we didn’t want them to go because we love them,” she said, but added that the decision was theirs and theirs alone. “We’re never going to stand in the way of talent… we understand that when family calls we don’t want anybody to be unhappy in their job.”
Finch pointed out that the Gaines’ recently had their fifth child, and with everything the duo has to juggle — between the show, furniture line, their construction, design, publishing and even cupcake businesses — it wasn’t too much of a surprise to her. “It was just too much for them to handle.”
Celebrities who are the ultimate 'Fixer Upper' fans
Celebrities who are the ultimate 'Fixer Upper' fans
As if we needed a reason to love Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively more?! The power couple love the HGTV series so much that they've actually developed a friendship with Chip and Jo.
"Ryan and I have actually become friendly with Chip and Joanna, and they are just amazing," Blake told People.
How friendly? Blake and Jo apparently email each other all the time. How can we get in on this email chain?!
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Even Taylor Swift can't resist Chip and Jo's charm!
The "Blank Space" singer loves her some "Fixer Upper" and so that means y'all are basically BFFs.
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Cute! Comedian Leslie Jones gushed about "Fixer Upper" in a sweet Twitter message. She even gave a shoutout to Chip's corny jokes. We're thinking Chip is somewhere giving himself a fist pump for this one:
"Fixer upper I love to watch them rebuild stuff love home improvement shows. Chip always makes me smile"
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When Cher tweets about your show, you know you've made it!
The legendary songstress tweeted about the sweet memories the show brought back from a house in the past. Of course, Chip and Jo replied back that they were "honored."
Scott Foley's weakness is obviously home renovation shows.
The "Scandal" star loves watching the HGTV series with his family every week, and he even posted this adorable photo while watching.
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Figure skater turned TV personality Johnny Weir would surely give "Fixer Upper" a 10!
Weir gave a shoutout to the couple with some exquisite language: "I watch a lot of @hgtv when I can and I think @TheMagnoliaMom and @chippergaines are so exquisite. Go Texas!"
Musician Ryan Adams is the ultimate rocker, but did you know he also has a love for interior design?
Mandy Moore's ex-husband made the admission via Twitter: "I <3 #FixerUpper, that show is my shit. So sweet."
Aww! How cute!
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Screenwriter Kurt Sutter and actress Katey Sagal aren't shy about professing their love for the HGTV show:
"@TheMagnoliaMom @chippergaines our favorite new show #FixerUpper @hgtv. You two are f*cking awesome. We wanna hang with you. @KateySagal."
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Kearran Giovanni may star in popular TV show "Major Crimes," but there's only one show she's interested in -- and it's not hers!