Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Joanna Gaines on Filming Fixer Upper Reboot

I am an HGTV junkie and I have all intentions of being a full on Magnolia fan, once the network gets up and running this spring 2021.

Chip and Joanna Gaines had insane success with their show Fixer Upper (2013), and yet they stopped it all at just season 5. Now, two years later, Jojo has answered a few questions about why and what their return will look like.

“The day we wrapped our final episode of ?Fixer Upper,? we really believed it was a chapter closed,” Chip and Joanna said of the series’ comeback. “We knew we needed a break and a moment to catch our breath. But we also knew we weren’t done dreaming about ways to make old things new again.”

Then in November 2018, the pair announced they were launching their own Magnolia network in partnership with HGTV’s parent company, Discovery Inc. In addition to a slew of original new programming, fans of the home renovation show hoped for its eventual return, and in August the couple revealed they were bringing back the beloved series.

“We want to be smart when it comes to our kids,” she says. “When we first started the show, they were younger, and since they’re a part of so much of what we do, it was just organic to include them. But toward the end I started noticing, they don’t necessarily love this. Now, if they volunteer to be a part, we are more than happy, but we never want to just force it for a scene. They can make that choice. We’ll see as much of the kids as they want to give us.”