Fixer Upper is getting renovated. The widely popular home improvement show hosted by Chip and Joanna Gaines will return for new episodes in 2021, following a three-year hiatus.
“The day we wrapped our final episode of Fixer Upper, we really believed it was a chapter closed,” the Gaines duo said in a statement. “We knew we needed a break and a moment to catch our breath. But we also knew we weren’t done dreaming about ways to make old things new again.”
The original version of Fixer Upper ran on HGTV from 2013 through 2018, turning the couple into home improvement icons. Based in Waco, Texas, the series detailed how the Gaineses (known simply as Chip and Joanna to fans) would find homes in disrepair and fix them up in order to flip the renovated dwellings to new owners. At its peak, as previously reported, Fixer Upper was watched by more than 17 million viewers.
The reboot of the show will air on Chip and Joanna’s very own Magnolia Network, which will launch via HGTV’s parent company, Discovery Inc., beginning next year. Originally, Magnolia Network was scheduled to debut in October, but the launch was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I mean it when I say that it wasn’t more than a few weeks ago that we first talked about returning to the show,” Chip wrote on the Magnolia website. “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. I get that it all may seem a little impulsive and that might be true. But the more Jo and I talked it over, the more we began to see it for what it really is: an opportunity to get to share with you some of the projects we care most about.”
He added, “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.”
According to the Gaineses, the expectation is that Fixer Upper will begin filming again soon. “Jo and I feel like a couple of kids trying our best to keep down a few butterflies. But we are mostly just giddy about getting the band back together again so we can share the story of these families and their homes with you,” Chip wrote.