Chip and Joanna Gaines will return to television, but not with just one series – they will have their own cable network.
Slated to launch in the summer of 2020, the Gaines’ new network is being developed by Discovery.
As CBN News reported in November, the Gaines, both devout Christians, inadvertently announced their return to television during an appearance on NBC‘s The Tonight Show.
Citing their non-disclosure agreement, Chip said, “And it said quote-unquote you can tell your mother, but that’s it. So Mom, I just wanted to make a quick announcement. We are coming back to television. You’re going to see the kids grow up. You’ll get to see us with obviously a six-month delay like the rest of the world. We’re excited to be back.”
In an exclusive interview with USA Today published Wednesday, the “Fixer Upper” stars spoke about their new series which will be the anchor for their new network.
“The difference moving forward is Jo and I are going to be able to tell more of our life stories,” Chip told the newspaper. “And so, as opposed to it being a very narrow vein in our universe, which is obviously construction and design and the things we do for a living, for us we feel like there’s a more holistic story to be told here, and that’s what we’re going to focus on.”
Inspired by their quarterly Magnolia Journal, the couple decided they wanted to do other things on television to reach more people.
“We loved this idea of connecting with people in a different way,” Joanna says, “telling other people’s stories, curating content. It felt to us a lot like what we do love with the magazine, but on a different playing field.”