Fixer Upper (TV series)

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Fixer Upper
Fixer Upper logo hgtv.png
Genre Real estate
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 79
Production
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s) High Noon Entertainment
Release
Original network HGTV
Original release May 23, 2013 (2013-05-23) – April 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)
External links
Website

Fixer Upper is an American reality television series about home design and renovation airing on HGTV. It stars Chip and Joanna Gaines,[1] based in Waco, Texas. The show's pilot aired in May 2013,[2] with the first full season beginning in April 2014,[3] season two began in January 2015,[4][5] season three began in December 2015, and season four began in November 2016. The fifth and final season premiered on November 21, 2017.[6][7]

Premise[edit]

Fixer Upper is produced by High Noon Entertainment producers Scott Feeley and Jim Berger, producers of the cooking show Cake Boss. Prior to Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines worked with clients on buying and remodeling homes. In total, the couple had worked on over 100 homes.[8] On the show, Joanna and Chip start by showing one couple three potential homes for purchase in central Texas, each of which requires a varying amount of repair or renovation. Once the couple chooses their home, Joanna designs it and Chip is the lead contractor.[9] The buyers typically have an overall budget of under $200,000 with at least $30,000 in renovations.[10]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113May 23, 2013 (2013-05-23)July 10, 2014 (2014-07-10)
213January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06)March 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)
318December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)
417November 29, 2016 (2016-11-29)March 28, 2017 (2017-03-28)
518November 21, 2017 (2017-11-21)April 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)

Spin-off[edit]

In March 2017, it was announced that Chip and Joanna Gaines would be getting a Fixer Upper spin-off series entitled Fixer Upper: Behind the Design. The half-hour show showcases how Joanna comes up with the designs seen on Fixer Upper.[11][12] The show premiered on April 10, 2018.[13]

Lawsuit[edit]

On April 27, 2017, Chip Gaines was named in a fraud lawsuit filed by former business partners. The former partners alleged that the Gaines' persuaded them to sell their interest in Magnolia Realty to him for $2,500 each without disclosing plans that had been in the works to develop the Fixer Upper reality television show.[14]

His attorney, Jordan Mayfield, told KWTX-TV, the CBS television station in Waco, Texas, “We are confident that these claims will be found to be meritless, and it is disappointing to see people try to take advantage of the hard work and success of Chip and Joanna Gaines."[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' hosts share fave decorating accessories - TODAY.com". TODAY.com. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Waco-based HGTV home-remodeling series begins". WacoTrib.com. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Neglected North Waco houses transformed as HGTV cameras roll". WacoTrib.com. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Magnolia Homes: Exciting News to Share". 
  5. ^ "Fixer Upper Season Two". Magnolia Homes. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Savitsky, Sasha (2017-09-26). "'Fixer Upper' ending after Season 5, Chip and Joanna Gaines announce". Fox News. Retrieved 2017-09-26. 
  7. ^ "Our last season - Magnolia Market". Magnolia Market. 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-26. 
  8. ^ "Waco construction couple waits for word about TV series, fields inquiries from across nation". WacoTrib.com. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  9. ^ Los Angeles Times (10 February 2015). "'Fixer Upper' hosts propose useful home projects for 2015". latimes.com. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "HGTV program looking for Waco fixer-uppers". WacoTrib.com. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "'Fixer Upper' Spinoff Series to Premiere on HGTV". HGTV.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Chip and Joanna Gaines plan HGTV 'Fixer Upper' spinoff". USA Today. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  13. ^ Haynes, David L. "New Chip and Jo Spinoff Series 'Fixer Upper: Behind the Design' Comes to HGTV". HGTV. Retrieved April 10, 2018. 
  14. ^ By TOMMY WITHERSPOON twitherspoon@wacotrib.com. "Former Magnolia partners allege fraud, sue Chip Gaines | Business". wacotrib.com. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  15. ^ Carroll, John. “Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines named in million dollar lawsuit, KWTX-TV, April 27, 2017.
  16. ^ Char Adams (2013-05-06). "Fixer Upper Star Chip Gaines Sued Over HGTV Deal: Report". People.com. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 

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