ICYMI: Chip and Joanna Gaines are teaming up with Discovery to turn the DIY Network into the new Magnolia Network.
So, what’s the difference? The Magnolia Network will feature a brand-new slate of TV shows, along with old HGTV favorites.
The Fixer Upper stars are currently developing eight new unscripted series, including Growing Floret, Home on the Road, Bespoke Kitchens, Family Dinner, Restoration Road, The Fieldhouse, Super Dad, Home Work, The Lost Kitchen and Inn the Works.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Magnolia Network’s initial launch date (October 4) has been postponed, with no new date announced yet. In the meantime, the DIY Network has given viewers a tease of what’s to come with Magnolia Presents: A Look Back & A Look Ahead, which originally aired on April 26.
During the special, the network sampled ten new series, so you can decide what to (and what not to) DVR down the line. The segment also took viewers on a walk down memory lane, featuring never-before-seen footage and untold stories from Fixer Upper.
Until Magnolia Network launches, the DIY Network will continue airing reruns of Fixer Upper. While all five seasons are currently available on HGTV, Fixer Upper will eventually migrate over to the Magnolia Network once it’s up and running.
“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,” Chip and Joanna said in a statement. “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!”
That Magnolia empire just keeps on growing.