Call the HGTV fan in your life and tell them you love them: Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Fixer Upper will end after their upcoming fifth season.
In a statement, they wrote:
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.
According to AV Club, the Gaines’ business draws some 40,000 visitors a week to Waco, Texas. Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Homes is mass market producing home decor (you’ll be able to pick it up in Target next year) and the couple has published “several books as well as a quarterly magazine, and owns a real estate company, a bed and breakfast, a restaurant, and a luxury vacation rental business.” So if you weep, weep not for them. They’re doing just fine.
HGTV is another story, as the Gaines’ are the network’s biggest stars. There’s no current word as to whether or not there are any future TV shows in the works for the Gaines family, but you know how showbiz works. It’s probably only a matter of giving the product a little polish, adding an open-space kitchen, a few barn doors and voila: good as new.