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Chip and Joanna Gaines, Discovery unveil Magnolia’s first original series

Discovery, Inc.’s joint venture with Chip and Joanna Gaines, the upcoming Magnolia network, is launching its first series, following husband-and-wife folk duo Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez. Home on the ...
October 22, 2019

Discovery, Inc.’s joint venture with Chip and Joanna Gaines, the upcoming Magnolia network, is launching its first series, following husband-and-wife folk duo Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez.

Home on the Road (working title) tags along on tour with Abner Ramirez (pictured left) and Amanda Sudano Ramirez (right) along with their kids — son Joaquin (4) and daughter Luna (12 months) — as they travel across North America as Johnnyswim with their eight band and crew members.

Each episode will see the couple dive into the culture, stories and food of the city they’re touring — including stops in Dallas, Jacksonville, New York, Chattanooga, Charleston, Los Angeles and Waco, Texas — all as they try to establish a sense of home with their family while on the road.

The Magnolia network was first announced as the rebranded DIY network in April of last year, born out of a partnership with the home and lifestyle brand Magnolia launched by Texas-based designers Chip and Joanna Gaines, the married couple behind HGTV’s Fixer Upper.

“Amanda and Abner are magnetic,” said Chip and Joanna Gaines, in a statement. “Ever since we met them a little over five years ago, we’ve been drawn to the way they navigate family, community, and life on the road. They’re not just musicians, they’re storytellers and together, they are a true picture of the relentless pursuit of following a dream and making it a reality; but their dream doesn’t stop with them — it’s extended to their family and fans and everyone they meet.”

“When you’re on the road as much as we are, time spent at home starts to feel a lot like vacation,” added Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez. “We decided early on that we want to spend as much time together as possible…so when we go on tour, we all go on tour. We’d be lying if we said the idea of traveling the country with your bandmates, a four-year-old and a 12-month-old wasn’t a little bit scary, but it’s all we know. No matter what, we’re going to make home on the road.”

Home on the Road will premiere as part of the network’s initial slate of programming set to launch in October of next year.

Watch a teaser below:

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