Chip and Joanna Gaines made their home on HGTV for five years with the popular "Upper Fixer" remodeling program where he built and decorated homes they seemed to save. Now that the show is over, the working couple will find themselves in a new network: Discovery. Fans of the couple will be able to tune in once more to see their renovations at home and their lovely family. The move to Discovery can introduce the Gaines family to a whole new audience. But the change is not as absurd as it sounds because Joanna has a degree in communication!
An upcoming project for the Gaineses
Although the couple recently announced their return to television on The Tonight Show, the details were sparse. Chip opened for Jimmy Fallon on the show to reveal a few things, though.
First, the couple accumulated enough knowledge of their five seasons in the 'Fixer Upper', which began in 2013 and ended in April last year, and they want to use it to move forward without some of the mistakes they may have- causing them to stumble. in the past.
Second, the new partnership with Discovery will allow Chip and Joanna Gaines to film around Waco, Texas, the couple's hometown. Chip was excited to be able to work on this project without having to travel much.
None of the Gaines have been shy about their love for Waco, where they married in 2003, or their southern roots. In fact, this southern charm is part of the reason why "Upper Fixer" was so popular. If the couple can continue, this may well serve the new venture.
Finally, this new project is not
Kinks to be worked on
If Chip and Joanna Gaines fans are not sure what the pair are doing, it may be that the Gaines are still unsure. Chip Gains described how he and his wife along with the Discovery network would have to "sculpt" a show that "really makes sense" to them and their family, who have grown since leaving HGTV.
The couple and network executives may still be working together to find out just how the Gaines fit in with Discovery and what will please both Fixer Upper & # 39; for existing Discovery viewers.
Discovery Release Declaration
Discovery's own statement reveals that many of the details of this project are still underway. However, the official statement revealed that the network was in the midst of "exclusive" conversations with Chip and Joanna Gaines about the next project.
The statement went on to commend the creative couple, describing them as:
true storytellers and creative visionaries who will feed millions of people with affordable, affordable family programming on a 24/7 network and across screens[.]
While the claim is vague, the allusion to access on all screens may mean more streaming options for viewers or perhaps for interactive content.
Discovery's daring moves
The discovery is not strange to form surprisingly surprising partnerships. They have previously entered into a joint venture with Oprah's Oprah Winfrey Network. The result was the move from Discovery Health Network to Discovery only. After several years of success, Discovery is now majority owner of OWN.
So when discussing a project with Chip and Joanna Gaines may seem a little left, Discovery has proven in the past that daring moves can have great returns.
Joanna Gaines and the perfect partnership
Another reason why Discovery's choice to work with Joanna Gaines makes sense is that the interior designer and mother is a communications graduate from Baylor University, where she graduated in 2001. Joanna revealed that she had interned in the CBS building shortly after to graduate. the intention to become a broadcast journalist. However, she finally realized that life in the big city was not for her.
Incidentally, Chip, who is three years older than her, attended the same school to get a degree in marketing and business, but the couple would only meet later. With Chip's encouragement, Joanna shifted her focus to the project in Waco, despite not having a degree in design, where the couple now owns Magnolia.
Although the couple may seem all over the country and southern charm on the screen, their respective degrees may be helpful when it comes to carving out the perfect niche for them in Discovery. Their skills and on-screen experience ensure that whatever they do, Chip and Joanna Gaines will not be dealing with a project that is a "top fixer."