After years of renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and making "shiplap" a household name-thing, Joanna and Chip Gaines have announced that their hit HGTV series Fixer Upper will be ending after Season 5. The news comes via Joanna's blog, in which she and husband Chip addressed their fans and officially announced and explained the end of their home renovation show:
It appears that Chip and Joanna Gaines are trying their best in their blog to dissuade any conversation that Fixer Upper is going away due to any of the drama that has made headlines in the past (and possibly the future), which makes sense, since the announcement kinda came out of nowhere. With Fixer Upper being one of the highest-rated shows in HGTV history and with the network on the verge of losing another big franchise show, the conversation to end the series almost certainly didn't come from the executives. And while it's unfortunate that all involved feel the need to take a break from the spotlight to do some recovery time, the good news out of all this is that there is still one more season of Fixer Upper for fans to enjoy, and it'll debut this November.
Chip and Joanna Gaines also note their spin-off series Fixer Upper: Behind The Design will be returning as well, although it'll presumably also go away after Season 5 of Fixer Upper is complete. While the Gaines appear confident that this chapter in their life is coming to a close, the couple wants fans to know they didn't phone things in for their final season, and they will continue to affirm their renovation-heavy presence in the Waco area:
So is this the beginning of goodbye to the Gaines family? It appears that way, although the couple say later in their blog and video that they'll be keeping in touch with their fans, and that they have a feeling audiences will be seeing them again sometime soon. Let's hope so, because HGTV is going to run out of ways to spinoff House Hunters and Flip Or Flop eventually! Maybe Fixer Upper will do random one-off specials in the future.
As stated above, Fixer Upper will begin it's goodbye when Season 5 kicks off in November. Maybe this break away from television will get Joanna Gaines that new baby (or twins) that she's been talking about. While it's sad to be losing yet another great television family, the fall season has started and there are plenty of opportunities to find more families to latch onto! Those curious as to what these next couple months have in terms of television should check out our fall premiere guide.
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