So much for wanting to just retreat into the background with their family!
Vanity Fair reports that Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of HGTV’s phenomenally successful “Fixer Upper,” are talking to “at least one outlet” about starting a new show once the final season of “Fixer Upper” ends.
In September, the couple stunned fans by announcing that they were finishing the show to spend more time with their family. But as Page Six first reported, the truth seems to be that they’ve come to find their deal with HGTV parent Scripps is too restrictive.
The handy husband and wife also have a booming business called Magnolia Market, which sells everything from cupcakes from its own bakery to home décor through a deal with Target, and sources told us the pair were held to a tight contract with Scripps, under which the TV company demanded approval of public appearances and promotion for their brand. Except for their Magnolia line, b/c Scripps doesn’t own a sliver of that.
The magazine also reports that the beloved couple is already looking into a new show — although their contract likely prevents them from starting a home-renovation show. Sources told Vanity Fair that they may instead be looking into a different format, possibly a talk show.
I’m not sure how I fee about a talk show. Chip can’t settle down long enough to interview someone, so what? He the band leader? I say get a good lawyer and find a loop hole to get that home reno show 2.0 going.