Chip and Joanna Gaines are on their way back to television in the not-too-distant future with a new installment of their popular Fixer Upper series. Now, with their move to the upcoming Magnolia Network, however, the show is Fixer Upper: Welcome Home and features the dynamic duo "back at it." Based on just the content of the trailer for Magnolia Network's Fixer Upper series (seen above), I officially can't wait for what's in store.
The trailer for Fixer Upper: Welcome Home indicates that Chip and Joanna Gaines will more or less be back to business as usual for the fans who have been missing new episodes of the original series, with no wild format changes with the move to Magnolia Network. That's not to say that they won't acknowledge that it's been some time since they were fixing up on Fixer Upper, as Chip Gaines makes clear with the beginning of the trailer, and there were some production changes.
The last episode of Fixer Upper when the series aired on HGTV was back on April 3, 2018, so nearly three years will have passed between that finale and the premiere of Fixer Upper: Welcome Home. The very good news is that the first four episodes of Welcome Home will release on the new discovery+ streaming service starting on Friday, January 29 and continuing with new episodes through Friday, February 19.
The series premiere of Fixer Upper: Welcome Home on January 29 will see Chip and Joanna Gaines helping a newlywed couple update their long-abandoned new house into a stunning home. Subsequent episodes will see Chip and Joanna updating a classic mid-century house for a young professional, helping a first time homeowner update her 1950s home, and redesigning a local shelter for girls. Welcome Home seems like a great welcome into the new year, and returning fans won't have a long wait into 2020 to see the new episodes.
Of course, Magnolia Network (which faced delays in mid-2020) will deliver plenty of content in addition to Fixer Upper: Welcome Home on what was formerly known as DIY Network, and a preview of what's in store will be available on discovery+ beginning in days rather than weeks.
Starting on Monday, January 4, you can find episodes of Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, The Making of Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines as a special also featuring Chip Gaines, and one episode each of Growing Floret, The Lost Kitchen, Family Dinner, The Fieldhouse, First Time Fixer (with first-time renovators getting a little help from Chip and Joanna), Home on the Road with Johnnyswim, Homegrown, Self Employed, Point of View: A Designer Profile, Restoration Road with Clint Harp, and Super Dad.
In case all of those previews aren't enough, more specials will release on discovery+ as well, including The Courage to Run with Chip Gaines and Gabe Grunewald, Running on Hope, Magnolia Network: A Look Ahead, and Road to Launch. New episodes of Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines will release on January 12 and January 19, leading up to the release of the new Fixer Upper. Even though Fixer Upper won't be among the earliest Magnolia Network releases, there will be plenty of options from the new network over the several weeks before Welcome Home premieres. Time to check out discovery+!