More than two years after announcing that they would be getting their own TV channel, former Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network is finally a go.
According to Deadline, Magnolia Network-– a rebrand of Discovery’s DIY Network–- will launch as a linear pay-TV network on January 5, 2022.
The Magnolia Network Instagram page confirmed the news this week, promising viewers “inspiring original series” focused on “home and design, food and gardening, the arts and more.”
The first show slated to air on the network will be Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, though Magnolia Network will also feature episodes from other original series including Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, Restoration Road with Clint Harp, Home Work, The Lost Kitchen, Family Dinner, The Johnnyswim Show, and Super Dad.
Previously-aired episodes of ‘Fixer Upper’ and This Old House will also air on the network, along with DIY Network shows Maine Cabin Masters, Barnwood Builders, Restoring Galveston, Bargain Mansions, and previously-aired episodes of DIY Network series Stone House Revival, Building Off the Grid, and Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation.
“It wasn’t long ago that watching TV meant time together as a family,” the former HGTV couple stated in a press release. “It was a place where people of all ages could gather and be informed, entertained, and inspired by the kind of honest, authentic programming that brings people closer. That’s what we’ve set out to build with Magnolia Network, and we’ve been amazed by the stories and storytellers we’ve found, people whose lives are living proof that our world is full of beauty, hope, courage, and curiosity.
“We can’t wait to see these stories brought to life on cable this January, and we’re hopeful about the impact it might have–to help reclaim the best of what television can be,” the statement continued.
Chip and Joanna became household names after ‘Fixer Upper’ premiered on HGTV in 2013. It was the highest-rated series on the network when the show ended its run in 2017.
(Photos: Discovery; Instagram)