It’s been three years since Chip and Joanna Gaines have blessed our television screens with their home renovation show, Fixer Upper. In that time, the dynamic duo has launched a myriad of new business endeavors, welcomed a fifth baby into their family, and acquired their own television network, which is set to launch next year.
In April, Chip and Jo sat down for a four-hour special on the DIY Network, the soon-to-be home of Magnolia, to give fans a sneak peek at what’s to come. Although the lineup (which features another husband and wife duo, Johnnyswim, as well as YouTube favorite, DudeDad, among several others), left us all excited for the new network, the special left fans wondering: Will Magnolia Network feature new episodes of Fixer Upper?
Well friends, we finally have the answer, and let’s just say, 2021 will have a healthy dose of demo-days and shiplap!
Joanna took to Instagram Tuesday with a trailer for the return series, and a link to the Magnolia blog with all of the details.
The two-minute clip features that all-too-familiar sound of Johnnyswim singing their hit song “Home,” as Chip and Joanna drive down a Texas road.
After a little bit of small talk and some peeps at Joanna’s incredible high pony, Chip reveals that he has a surprise for her.
“This is gonna be fun,” Chip says as they continue down the road. Along the way, he points out “cool” houses as Jo’s curiosity runs wild.
Finally, they pull up in front of an old run down house. Chip grabs his tool belt before revealing the surprise to Jo.
“I signed us up for another season of Fixer Upper,” he says. “I answered the office phone like you told me never to do.”
Joanna looks at her husband and says, “Can I tell you a little secret? I’ve kinda missed it.”
And just like that, they’re back! New episodes of Fixer Upper, coming in 2021.
In an announcement on the Magnolia Blog Tuesday, appropriately titled, “Another Season,” Chip says “Joanna and I are builders.”
“At any given time, it seems that one of us is trying to convince the other of some worn down thing in need of fixing. Finding the potential in something always gives us reason to make it new again,” he wrote. “This is our favorite kind of work. The kind we learned how to do together back when we first met. The kind that continues to get us up and out of bed every morning. It’s also this very thing that first introduced us to all of you.”
The 45-year-old says that when they finished filming season 5 of Fixer Upper three years ago, he and Joanna truly believed it was the closing of a chapter.
“A bittersweet ending to a season of our lives that we couldn’t have been more grateful for.”
He says they were certain about only a few things—one of which being that they desperately needed a break.
“But we also knew we weren’t done dreaming about ways to make old things new again,” he writes.
Over the last several years, Chip says he and Joanna have gotten to build from all sorts of different passions. Still, they’ve missed the one thing that kicked all this off in the first place.
“The thing about Fixer Upper was that we got to do the work we love right alongside all of you. Every week, we could feel you cheering on these families from the other side of the screen. And the point is we’ve missed sharing these stories with you.”
He continues, “So, it’s with a ton of excitement that we get to announce some big news.. We will be filming another season of Fixer Upper to air on Magnolia Network when it launches next year.”
Chip says he and Jo hadn’t even discussed bringing the show back to the new network until only a few weeks ago.
“I mentioned it to Jo, fully expecting her to tell me I was crazy. But instead, in a real sincere way, she told me she’d been missing it too.”
Chip says the more they’ve discussed it, the more they’ve realized what bringing the show back to life really is: “An opportunity to get to share with you some of the projects we care most about.”
“In a lot of ways, the show is going to pick up right where it left off. 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.”
As they gear up to start filming again, Chip says he and Jo feel like “a couple of kids trying our best to keep down a few butterflies.”
He ended the post with a question—one any Fixer Upper fan can feel nostalgic about:
“So, what do you say, are you ready to see our next fixer upper?”