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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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  • Lori Campbell
    3:50 pm, October 19, 2017
    May God bless you with all of your future endeavors! I must admit Ian a newbie to your show and have been binge watching and was sad to hear about this being your last season. We just bought a new home and the owners must have been true fans as the home is perfectly Chip and Joannaed out lol
  • Soraya
    2:51 pm, October 19, 2017
    I am a big French fan living in Australia. So I apologize in advance for my English. Discovering your show two years ago was a big chance for us; the Western Australian real estate being so ... different. Being from the South of France and seeing a similar taste in your decorations and renovations gave me hope. Your very creative ideas will certainly inspire the Australian population.
    Although being a fan, I am happy that you took the decision to stop the show. I was always felt bad seeing your children visiting Jo in the evening while she was organizing the last furniture/decorations. I can't imagine the stress you were going through to please your clients, the TV production and your fans. It is very courageous of you to take such a decision. Especially being so successful.
    I thank you very much for the inspiration, for the laughs, for the very personnal moments you shared with us. We have learned a lot in many domains. It was a funny kind of school.
    I wish you peace, love, inspiration, smiles around you, laughs and to stay wise :) .
    À bientôt Joanna and Chip :),
    Soraya from Australia
  • Sue Justis
    2:50 pm, October 19, 2017
    I am very pleased that you realize and understand that family is #1. Now is the time you have to work with your children and shape them for the future and to be there for them. You can always do more fixer upper later on in your life. By taking time now to be with your children, you are laying a great foundation for them that will benefit them for the rest of your lives. I am so glad to see that you have your priorite straight. Although we will miss the show, we know that you are doing the right thing for your lives right now.
  • Megan Talbert
    2:21 pm, October 19, 2017
    You to do an amazing job showing the world how well business and family can work together. You have been a great model for christians and others to see healthy and positive lives being shared and lived. Thank you for allowing us in to your lives and teaching us how to be loving and mindful of others. You have impacted so many people in such positive ways and I am thankful to have shared the experience with you both, Learning so much more then building and decorating a home. May the Lord bless both of you, your family, your businesses and your farm. Thank you! We are going to miss you in our home.
  • Doug & Christina Salmon
    2:07 pm, October 19, 2017
    May Jesus Christ richly bless your family with rest, peace and joy.
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