Chip and Joanna Gaines announce TV comeback with their own 'family-friendly' network
The couple made the announcement on Friday on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' saying they were talking with Discovery about a lifestyle-focused media network for Magnolia
Gather around 'Fixer Upper' fans because your favorites, Chip and Joanna Gaines, are ready to return to television. The couple made the announcement on Friday at 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'.
When Fallon asked the couple about making a return to television, Chip joked, "We signed a non-disclosure and it said quote unquote you can tell your mother but that’s it." He added, “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," reported People.
The couple last appeared on HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' in April 2018 and announced they are ending the show in order to spend more with family and focus on their businesses, which are in abundance right from memoirs to the latest design book 'Homeboy: A Guide to Creating Places You Never Want to Leave' by Joanna.
In an interview with People, Chip said, “The show was amazing and we are so thankful for it, but it’s also a whirlwind where, if you are not careful, it will flat run you over,” He added, “You can’t believe how out of gas you are.”
However, they never ruled out the possibility of returning to television. “We never rule anything out and we’re go-getters. We love to live life to the fullest and sometimes the journey is unexpected to say the least" said Chip.
“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," confirmed Magnolia's spoke person to People.
The new network in partnership with Discovery Inc. will be a new venture on the many successful businesses list of Chip and Joanna. While we lack clarity on how much will we see the couple on the television, we're sure they will receive immense support from their fans.
Discovery spokesperson David Leavy confirmed the news of the partnership to People, "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." In closing, he added, "Stay tuned…working out the final details…more to come soon!”