Chip and Joanna Gaines are taking DIY Network and fixing it up into something brand new.
The Fixer Upper stars are back with an all-new series on their own channel, Magnolia Network. Replacing DIY Network on January 5, the new channel—available on DISH Channel 111 and in Free Preview—Magnolia will feature new original series featuring “inspiring stories of some of the country’s most talented makers, artisans, chefs, and entrepreneurs,” along with a handful of DIY fan-favorites.
To get you ready for the new network, here’s a look at five of the new series you can catch on Magnolia when it launches on Jan. 5.
Fixer Upper: Welcome Home
According to a press release announcing the Magnolia launch, “Fixer Upper was the no. 1 unscripted series on all of cable television with 75 million viewers tuning in for the show’s fifth season, including 19.6 million on a weekly basis.” Those are crazy numbers, but according to Joanna Gaines, she can Chip “needed a break and a moment to catch our breath.”
While Magnolia will also air episodes of the original, the TV premiere of their new show Fixer Upper: Welcome Home will help fill you in on what the Gaineses have been up to. An official description says the couple, “are back with new ideas for turning outdated homes into innovative living spaces. Having expanded their business (and their family), [they] now juggle more while renovating, which keeps things unpredictable.” As Magnolia launches, expect to see episodes from the first season, followed by season 2.
The Lost Kitchen
Erin French has a truly remarkable story, which she detailed in a recent memoir; the short version is that she overcame depression, addiction, and divorce to open what’s now one of the most exclusive restaurants in America in her hometown of Freedom, Maine. When we say exclusive, we mean that in the most populist way possible; With every ingredient locally-sourced from her small community, The Lost Kitchen only takes reservations, which must be submitted via postcard. Expect French’s Magnolia show to feature plenty of these colorful local characters, along with “travelers from all over the globe” enjoying her unique dining experience.
In addition to the Fixer Upper series’, Joanna Gaines stars in Magnolia Table, which infuses her “warmth and passion for all things family” into a unique cooking show in which she “spends time in the kitchen sharing her favorite recipes, where they come from and why she finds herself returning to them time and time again.”
The Johnnyswim Show
For most of us, it would be difficult to adjust to a life where we raised our families on the road. Johnnyswim—the married folk duo of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez—is having the opposite problem: after raising their kids “for years on a tour bus while playing with their band,” they must now adjust to life at home after the pandemic forces them to cancel their tour. It’s an intriguing premise, and the series already has two seasons available at launch.
Other DIY Favorites
If you’re a hardcore DIY-er, don’t worry: You can still find episodes of shows like Maine Cabin Masters, Restoring Galveston, and Barnwood Builders available on demand with Magnolia Network. Be sure to check out Magnolia all month long during the January free preview.