Chip and Jo’s Magnolia Network Launch Is Delayed, But There’s a 4-Hour Preview Special Airing Soon

updated Apr 21, 2020
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We’ll have to wait a little longer for Chip and Joanna Gaines’ return to TV. The “Fixer Upper” stars’ upcoming Magnolia Network was originally set to launch on October 4, but will now be delayed, Deadline reports Tuesday morning.

“Right now, it’s important that we all continue to look out for one another by upholding the guidelines set forth by the experts, leaders and front-line heroes working tirelessly to get us all through this difficult time,” said Chip and Joannna Gaines in a statement.

“With this as our top priority, we’ve decided to delay Magnolia Network’s launch until we can safely resume production. We have an incredible team behind us and we look forward to the days ahead when we can get back to work, telling good stories that encourage, motivate and inspire hope. In the meantime, we are hosting this special preview where we’ll give you a peek into what we’ve been working on and more of what’s to come for this network we’re building!” A new launch date has not yet been announced.

There is a silver lining, though. More original shows coming to Magnolia Network have been announced, joining the likes of “Home on the Road“and Joanna’s as-yet-untitled cooking show. There will also be a four-hour preview special airing on DIY Network on April 26, called “Magnolia Presents: A Look Back & A Look Ahead.” It’ll start with Chip and Jo sharing “intimate, never-before-seen footage complete with candid commentary and previously untold stories” from “Fixer Upper.”

Here’s a little about each new show, per Deadline:

“Growing Floret:” The previously announced show features Floret Flower Farm—one of the most successful organic flower farms in the United States.

Home on the Road:” The previously announced show follows Amanda Sudano Ramirez and Abner Ramirez— as the music duo JohnnySwim—and their two kids as they tour the country seeking out home and community wherever they go.

Bespoke Kitchens:” Follow England-based deVOL Kitchens as they design and transform stunning kitchens and interiors for their clients.

Family Dinner:” Host Andrew Zimmern visits families across America to explore how the cultural, regional, and historical facets of who we are inform what and how we eat, and all the ways food brings people together.

Restoration Road:” Woodworker Clint Harp travels the country in search of some of the oldest, most beautiful structures still standing today, examining how they were built, restored and given new life by some of the country’s most talented craftsmen.

The Fieldhouse:” When Justin Bane’s NFL dreams were cut short due to a serious injury, he turned his passion for the game into a passion for helping others. In 2011, he opened The Fieldhouse gym in Abilene, Texas.

Super Dad:” Comedian, father and DIY expert Taylor Calmus team up with families that have an inspired idea for their children—from a pirate ship in the backyard to a custom ball launcher mounted to their family truck.

Home Work:” Andy and Candis Meredith and their seven kids work together to convert a 113-year-old, 20,000 square-foot schoolhouse into their family’s dream home.

The Lost Kitchen:” The Lost Kitchen is a historic mill turned restaurant in tiny Freedom, Maine, where people submit postcards for hard-to-get reservations.

Inn the Works:” Lindsey Kurowski restores a 1920s campground in Big Bear, Calif.