HGTV fans were stunned a little over three years ago when home renovation superstars Chip and Joanna Gaines announced that they would be leaving both their hit show, Fixer Upper, and the network behind to start their own reality-focused channel, the Magnolia Network. While this new branch of their Magnolia empire is still set to debut in 2021, the couple also revealed late this summer that they would, in fact, be giving fans a new version of their retired series. Now, though, there's a way for Chip and Joanna Gaines to bring fans Fixer Upper, and more, before their network launches.
It was announced that fans of Fixer Upper, who also want to get a good look at some of the offerings from Magnolia Network, will now have the opportunity to do so with Discovery+, the new streaming service which will bring viewers content from the Discovery family of brands. This will mean that over 55,000 episodes from networks like HGTV, Travel Channel, OWN, A&E, History Channel, Lifetime and more, including the upcoming Magnolia Network, will be made available when Discovery+ goes live on January 4, 2021.
And, there will be a lot to choose from when it comes to new content which will find its forever home at Magnolia Network. Not only will Discovery+ subscribers get to watch an exclusive first look at Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (the new iteration of Chip and Joanna Gaines' classic home renovation series), but there will be plenty more from the brand new network to keep people entertained. Fans can also tune in to Magnolia Table, Joanna Gaines' cooking show which features her making some of her favorite dishes and sharing why she loves them and makes them so often.
The Discovery+ first looks will also include Magnolia Network shows Road to Launch (where the Gaineses speak with some of the talent behind their upcoming programming), Courage to Run (a documentary about Chip Gaines training for and finishing his first marathon after becoming inspired by "a fortuitous meeting"), as well as the first episodes from a whopping 10 new Magnolia shows. All of these exclusives will be available to viewers on Discovery+ until Magnolia Network finally launches in the U.S., which will come later in 2021.
Viewers who love Chip and Joanna Gaines will likely be the most excited about being able to tune in to Fixer Upper: Welcome Home when the show hits Discovery+. Fans have been without new episodes of one of the biggest home renovation shows to ever hit television since April of 2018, and while there are plenty of other series where you can watch similar updating antics, we all know that what people really become attached to with shows like this are the personalities at the center.
This Discovery+ first look will give audiences a chance to see what Chip and Joanna Gaines have been cooking up since they left HGTV behind. One of the reasons that the popular duo decided to step away from Fixer Upper was their desire to get away from some of the madness associated with leading a major reality show, so that they could be fully themselves in their next venture. They also wanted to be able to give their growing children, who frequently appeared but were starting not to enjoy it so much, a break, which fans will probably notice once the new series debuts.