Chip and Joanna Gaines, who made shiplap and farmhouse famous via their HGTV hit Fixer Upper, finally make their long-awaited return with Magnolia Network’s showcase program, Fixer Upper: Welcome Home. The show’s first four episodes will premiere Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, on new streaming service discovery+. Magnolia Network, the linear channel, will take over Discovery’s DIY Network later this year after the pandemic delayed its planned 2020 debut.
Discovery+ premieres Monday, Jan. 4, and several of Magnolia Network’s programs will get sneek peaks on the new service. The primary program to debut on launch day is cooking series Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, along with a companion one-hour special about the making of that show.
Ten other Magnolia Network shows will get previews on discovery+ as well, including Growing Floret, about a family-run farm in Washington State; Family Dinner hosted by Andrew Zimmern; The Lost Kitchen, about Erin French’s restaurant in her hometown of Freedom, Maine; The Fieldhouse, starring Abilene, Texas-based fitness studio owner Justin Bane; First Time Fixer, featuring the Gaines helping home renovators through their first project; Home on the Road with Johnnyswim, following musical duo Abner and Amanda Sudano Ramirez and their kids across a three-month cross-country concert tour; Homegrown, in which Atlanta-based farmer Jamila Norman helps families transform their outdoor spaces into functional backyard farms; Self Employed, watching entrepreneur Jonathan Morris travel the country to inspire and assist small-business owners; Point of View: A Designer Profile, an anthology series about interior design; Restoration Road with Clint Harp, in which carpenter Harp restores historical structures; and Super Dad, in which father and DIY expert Taylor Calmus help aspiring DIY dads convert their backyards into fantasy playlands for their kids.
Several specials also will premiere early on discovery+, including The Courage to Run with Chip Gaines and Gabe Grunewald, in which Gaines trains for a marathon with professional runner Grunewald, who succumbed to her ten-year fight against cancer in June 2019. A half-hour companion special starring Grunewald’s widower and trail runner, Justin, also will air. A nine-episode series documents the road to the network’s launch, featuring conversations with the stars of different Magnolia Network shows and the Gaines preview everything coming to Magnolia in a special that previously aired on DIY Network in April.
Discovery+ debuts on Jan. 4, while Magnolia Network is set to launch later this year.
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