Gaines broke America’s hearts when they announced they were leaving their popular show Fixer Upper behind. A life without Jo’s designs, Chip’s quips, and a heavy dose of shiplap just seemed too bleak to imagine.
Thankfully, the hosts gave everyone hope once again when they announced they’d be coming back to TV—and not just with a singular show, but with a whole new network that features home design, cooking, and children’s programs.
“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,” spokesman John Marsicano said after gaines dropped the news in November. “Our hope is to build a different kind of platform for unique and family-friendly content.”
Here’s everything we know about Chip and Joanna’s return to TV so far.
When will it premiere?
Though we heavily suspect that the Gaineses are already filming for some of the series (see our extensive list of evidence, and don’t even get us started on our Jo theories), it seems we might still be a ways away from anything concrete.
Marsicano confirmed to People in March that a “deal has not yet been finalized,” but that the famous family is excited about moving forward. “We have some fun stuff that we’ve been dreaming up,” Joanna told the magazine.
What network will Chip and Joanna Gaines be on?
Gaines are partnering with Discovery on their next adventure. Discovery is the parent company to HGTV, so the couple will have at least some familiar faces in this phase of their career.
“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 across all screens,” Discovery said in a statement.
Will their five kids be on TV?
Yes! Drake, Ella, Duke, Emmie Kay, and baby Crew will all be a part of the unnamed network, (though we’re willing to hedge our bets it will be called Magnolia). “You are going to get to see the kids grow up,” Chip said on The Tonight Show.