If you're thinking of moving or renovating your current home, HGTV is your life. Once the network invades your household, you're sure to become more than familiar with Texas home renovators Chip and Joanna Gaines and their hit show, Fixer Upper. The realty+repair series has been a huge success with viewers, and now, HGTV is doubling down on the Waco family with a new spinoff. Fans will now get an even closer look at the renovation side with the new series Fixer Upper: Behind The Design.
Fixer Upper: Behind The Design will give fans of a view of the flagship series they've never seen before. While viewers have been treated to a broad look at the renovation side of converting old houses for the past four seasons, we've never really seen the background work that Joanna Gaines puts into making the household designs pop. This new series will focus on the design process and how Joanna uses her savvy style, shiplap, and smarts to bring old homes into the 21st century. The episodes will be meant as a 30-minute companion to new Fixer Upper episodes. That's a full hour and a half of the Gaines family, which may seem like a lot, but there's a good reason.
Chip and Joanna Gaines have been popular among the HGTV audience with their latest Season 4 already netting over 20 million total viewers (across all metrics, presumably). Despite some drama the couple has had in the past year, the Gaines have shifted into the role of the network's top family in lieu of the divorce of Tarek and Christina El Moussa. The El Moussas host another popular series on the network, Flip Or Flop, which is also branching out with multiple new spin-offs in other cities, though the flagship show's return still up in the air. It seems like a good move to shift the spotlight to Chip and Joanna, who've won an audience with their family dynamic and cute couple antics. How that family manages to not crack under the pressure of constant home renovation and a large family, I'll never know! Let's hope Fixer Upper: Behind The Design isn't the straw that breaks the camel's back.
While there is no official start date for Fixer Upper: Behind The Design, HGTV tells fans they can get a sneak peek at the new series on March 28th at 11 p.m. ET. That's a little later than when I typically watch my home shows, but as far as couples television right before bed, it sounds like an A+ choice. Fixer Upper normally airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on HGTV. Check out their new episodes if you're looking to experience home renovation without the backbreaking labor, or head over to our midseason premiere guide if you're looking to fall into something a little less mentally exhausting.
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