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Welcome Back the Fixer Upper Stars

Chip and Joanna Gaines are launching their own network
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2018 10:31 AM CST
In this 2016 photo, Joanna and Chip Gaines pose to promote their home improvement show, "Fixer Upper," on HGTV.   (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Good news for those feverishly dreaming of shiplap since Chip and Joanna Gaines pulled the plug on Fixer Upper: The former HGTV dynamo and parents of five will return to television, they announced Friday on The Tonight Show. "We signed a non-disclosure and it said, quote/unquote, you can tell your mother but that’s it," Chip Gaines said, looking into the camera. "So mom, I just wanted to make a quick announcement, we are coming back to television. ... We are excited to be back!"

The Gaineses are in talks with Discovery, the parent company of HGTV, to launch their own network, reports People. Says a rep for Magnolia, the couple's company, "the details surrounding this opportunity remain a work in progress, but together, our hope is to build a different kind of platform for unique, inspiring and family-friendly content." (Read more about the couple's ultimate fixer-upper: Waco, Texas.)

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