The couple decided only a few weeks ago to reboot the reality home renovation series that made them household names after realizing how much they missed the show, Magnolia Network president Allison Page tells Variety. The new season of Fixer Upper is expected to have six to 10 episodes when it premieres in 2021. “The day we wrapped our final episode of Fixer Upper, we really believed it was a chapter closed,” Chip and Joanna Gaines 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. These past few years, we’ve continued tackling renovations and projects, doing the work we’re passionate about, but I don’t think either of us anticipated how the show would become such a permanent fixture in our hearts. We’ve missed sharing the stories of these families and their homes with you, and we’re excited to do that again very soon!” It's unclear when they would start filming the new season due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Page says that Discovery has a “comprehensive plan” and a “pretty rigorous process” for creating a safe work environment and that Fixer Upper doesn't require a large crew or travel. Fixer Upper ended its five-year run on HGTV in April 2018. Meanwhile, Page tells Deadline a new launch date for Magnolia Network should be announced in the next few months after the initial Oct. 4 rollout was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the cable network will get a behind-the-scenes digital series ahead of its launch, titled Road to Launch: Magnolia Network.
TOPICS: Fixer Upper, HGTV, Magnolia Network, Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Coronavirus, Reality TV, Revivals