Chip and Joanna Gaines, who are best known for their HGTV series Fixer Upper, are launching their own able network with Discovery in the Summer of 2020. The couples channel is set to replace the now DIY Network, and Chip and Joanna will be the chief creative officers. HGTV president, Allison Page will hold her title for the new project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Discovery CEO David Zaslav said, “Chip and Joanna Gaines have become trusted household names since the debut of Fixer Upper, and through this joint venture, Discovery is proud to extend our relationship with them. They’ve got authenticity and relatability, that special something that is so difficult in our business to find. People love them, their taste, their businesses — they’ve built an ecosystem that aligns perfectly with our vision at Discovery for fueling people’s passion.”
The network doesn’t have a name yet, but fans can look forward to watching reruns from Fixer Upper, as well as programs including topics such as garden,food, entrepreneurialism, and design. According to the publication, there are also plans for an app and subscription service.