Chip and Joanna Gaines are about to take a new step in their professional lives.
And it’s a significant one.
The former HGTV stars announced on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday that they will soon make their long-awaited return to television.
In what context? In what way?
The beloved couple remained mostly mum on the subject while chatting with the comedian last night.
“We signed a non-disclosure and it said quote unquote you can tell your mother but that’s it,” Chip joked on air, adding:
“So mom, I just wanted to make a quick announcement, we are coming back to television.
“You are going to get to see the kids grow up, you are going to see us, well maybe a six-month delay like the rest of the world, but we are excited to be back.”
Just over a year ago, Chip and Joanna announced that would be leaving Fixer Upper after five seasons.
Since then, the home renovation experts have been rather busy in their own home, having welcomed their fifth child in late June.
However, Magnolia spokesman John Marsicano talked to People Magazine and offered a lot more detail on what the future holds for his co-workers:
“We’re excited to share that we are currently in the early stages of talking with Discovery about a lifestyle-focused media network for Magnolia.
“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.”
Speaking to Fallon, Chip did add the following:
“I think we’re really going to carve it out in a way that really makes sense to us and our families.
“It’ll be filmed a lot in Waco, Texas, so we don’t have to travel a whole lot. All things being equal, we could not be more excited.”
Chip and Joanna hosted the top-rated show on HGTV prior to leaving the small screen.
Fans fell in love with how they remade various homes, but also with how they joked around and interacted with each other.
The upcoming new network will be the latest addition to Chip and Joanna’s gigantic list of successful businesses.
This includes their lifestyle magazine The Magnolia Journal, the new Magnolia Table restaurant and the couple’s product line at Target.
Despite bidding farewell to Fixer Upper in April, Chip and Joanna have remained very active in the business world.
“The show was amazing and we are so thankful for it, but it’s also a whirlwind where, if you are not careful, it will flat run you over,” Chip told People in October.
Looking ahead, Discovery spokesperson David Leavy says the following:
“The Gaineses are exceptional people, true authentic storytellers and creative visionaries who will nourish millions of people with quality, family-friendly programming accessible on a 24/7 network and across all screens.
“Stay tuned…working out the final details…more to come soon!”