Former HGTV and Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are partnering with HGTV parent Discovery on a new network.
On "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," the Gaines' revealed a whole new channel, likely to begin in the next year to year-and-a-half. The Magnolia Network, named for the couple's design and decor company, may replace an existing and underperforming Discovery Network.
"Discovery is thrilled to confirm that we are in exclusive talks with Chip and Joanna Gaines," the company said in a statement. "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."
"We signed a non-disclosure and it said, quote-unquote, you can tell your mother, but that’s it,” Chip joked. “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.”
Fixer Upper, arguably the biggest show on HGTV for five years, ended last fall when the Gaines' decided to call it quits.
Since the show's conclusion, the couple has been involved in a couple of lawsuits. The Gaines' were fined $40,000 after the Environmental Protection Agency determined 33 of its home renovations were conducted without adequate lead paint protections.
The couple was also involved in a separate lawsuit that recently settled. Joanna Gaines discovered that Chinese suppliers LF Products was using buffalo hide on Magnolia Home. Manufacturers Standard Furniture filed a complaint against LF and a lawsuit was launched.
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