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HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” to end after fifth season

HGTV’s home reno show Fixer Upper will come to an end after its upcoming fifth season. In a blog post, Jo and her husband Chip Gaines announced that the fifth season of Fixer ...
September 26, 2017

HGTV’s home reno show Fixer Upper will come to an end after its upcoming fifth season.

In a blog post, Jo and her husband Chip Gaines announced that the fifth season of Fixer Upper would be the last to air on the Scripps Networks Interactive-owned lifestyle channel.

“While we are confident that this is the right choice for us, it has for sure not been an easy one to come to terms with,” the pair wrote. “This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”

Produced by High Noon Entertainment, Fixer Upper follows the Waco, Texas-based duo as they help couples find and fix up homes.

“Chip and Jo are devoted parents and have been dedicated and hard working partners with HGTV and High Noon over five seasons and nearly 80 amazing home transformations,” said Jim Berger, CEO of High Noon Entertainment, in a statement. “We respect and are in full support of their decision to take time to focus on their family and their many projects through Magnolia. Everyone here at High Noon is so proud of the upcoming fifth season and we can’t wait for fans to experience it.”

Fixer Upper has been a rating success for HGTV, attracting more than 20-million viewers in its fourth season, and sparking a new spin-off series, Fixer Upper: Behind the Design. The half-hour, behind-the-scenes companion focuses on Joanna’s process to create the designs featured in each Fixer Upper episode.

“We’ve all been on an incredible journey with Chip and Joanna for five years. It takes a huge amount of time and creative energy to make a phenomenal series like Fixer Upper. We understand their decision to spend more time with their family,” said HGTV, in a statement. “Like all of their fans, we want only the best for them and they know they will always have a home at HGTV. Fans can expect that the upcoming season of Fixer Upper will be the best season ever and we can’t wait for it to hit the air later this year.”

Read the full blog post from Joanna and Chip below:

It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last. While we are confident that this is the right choice for us, it has for sure not been an easy one to come to terms with. Our family has grown up alongside yours, and we have felt you rooting us on from the other side of the screen. How bittersweet to say goodbye to the very thing that introduced us all in the first place. 

This has been an amazing adventure! We have poured our blood, sweat and tears into this show. We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire on all cylinders and never stop to pause. Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger. This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses. 

We are really, really proud of season 5. We laid it all on the field and didn’t hold anything back. We think it’s the perfect finale to this amazing journey we’ve been on. Season 5 begins in November and Behind the Design will follow shortly after. There’s so much good, new stuff coming your way!

Though our Fixer Upper chapter is coming to a close, we aren’t done with Waco. We aren’t done renovating homes. We aren’t done designing things to make your home your favorite place on earth. We aren’t done working towards restoration in all things or helping out those who could use a hand. In fact, in all of these of things, we are just getting started.

Who knows what the future holds, but we’re excited for whatever is around the bend and in the meantime, we will definitely be staying in touch.

We will forever be thankful for HGTV and this opportunity of a lifetime. We are also thankful to our production company, Highnoon Entertainment and our amazing producers and crew on the ground here in Waco. We are grateful for them and for you. Thank you for sharing life with us and for the continued support. Thank you for having our backs! Thank you for caring about these homes and these families and the things that we care so much about.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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