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Our last season

September 26, 2017

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.

We are really, really proud of season 5. We laid it all on the field and didn’t hold anything back. We think it’s the perfect finale to this amazing journey we’ve been on. Season 5 begins in November and Behind the Design will follow shortly after. There’s so much good, new stuff coming your way!

Though our Fixer Upper chapter is coming to a close, we aren’t done with Waco. We aren’t done renovating homes. We aren’t done designing things to make your home your favorite place on earth. We aren’t done working towards restoration in all things or helping out those who could use a hand. In fact, in all of these things, we are just getting started.

Who knows what the future holds, but we’re excited for whatever is around the bend and in the meantime, we will definitely be staying in touch.

We will forever be thankful for HGTV and this opportunity of a lifetime. We are also thankful to our production company, Highnoon Entertainment and our amazing producers and crew on the ground here in Waco. We are grateful for them and for you. Thank you for sharing life with us and for the continued support. Thank you for having our backs! Thank you for caring about these homes and these families and the things that we care so much about.

Really, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

Chip and Jo


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  • Craig Faranda
    9:28 pm, October 21, 2017
    Thank You, I started watching your show this time last year while i was out of work due to injury. I was hooked then, and always made it a point to see both past and present episodes. You both have been blessed with GOD given talent in the way you transform homes and change peoples lives. I admire both of you, especially in the way you have the foresight to stop and take a break and concentrate on spending more time with your children and each other. I will miss seeing the amazing transformation of homes you guys work on, and most of all the sense of humor you guys share with each other and us the viewing audience. Congratulations on a great run, and once again thank you for putting a smile on my face. Good Luck in your future endeavors.

    8:45 pm, October 21, 2017
    I'm sorry this is your last season. I love your show.Ive watched your show so much you are family to us .we will miss y'all very much.We wish y'all all the love and happiness. And thank you.
  • Paul Cueto
    8:25 pm, October 21, 2017
    Love you guys, I’ve used the show to motivate me to improve our mountain home. Thank you and best of luck.
  • alyr
    7:25 pm, October 21, 2017
    Uh oh. Just when Michael Matsumoto "put roots down".
  • maria
    7:00 pm, October 21, 2017
    crying and sad as I will miss you guys a lot , I always watch the show as I am working , I work out of the house and when I put your show on you kept me company like family , you will always be loved in all our hearts and we will miss you , but so understand the need to be with family and step away , hope one day you come back to Tv and we can see you . If one day I make it to Waco Hubby and I will visit the farm for sure .
    Love you all and best of luck in your future
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