The world went into collective shock on Tuesday after it was announced that the extremely popular HGTV show, Fixer Upper, would be coming to an end. Stars of the show, real-life relationship goals, and entrepreneurs Chip and Joanna Gaines announced on their blog that the upcoming season of the show will be the last. And as fans everywhere continue to mourn the loss of their favorite show, one questions remains: exactly when will Fixer Upper end? The hit show won't go on past Season 5, but when is the series finale?
According to the couple's announcement, "Season 5 begins in November and Behind the Design will follow shortly after. There’s so much good, new stuff coming your way!"
Considering that past seasons of Fixer Upper have lasted anywhere from 13 to 18 episodes, Season 5 could very well last into the spring of 2018, which would definitely make fans happy. And as devastating as the news is that the show is ending, the couple did promise that they would "definitely be staying in touch," so fans can still get their Fixer Upper fix, likely through their social media, blog, or their upcoming Target collection. So, not all is lost, although this news is still pretty sad.
While it may be easy to be upset at the popular show coming to an end, it's important to remember that Chip and Joanna are doing what they think is best for them and their family. As they explained in their announcement:
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.
And truly, at the end of the day, Chip and Joanna are a family and they have to make their decisions based on that, not on what their fans want. The couple continued their statement, assuring the public that this announcement has nothing to do with any scandals or drama. Simply put, they need a break. Here's what they said:
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.
So, while Fixer Upper may be coming to an end, it isn't all bad news. Chip, 42, and Joanna, 39, will probably continue to run their Magnolia Market and other businesses from their Waco, Texas home. So, fans can still go get their Fixer Upper experiences either on site, or at their local Target.
The couple's new lifestyle brand, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, will hit Target shelves this November, just like the final season of their hit show. "At the core of the Magnolia brand is the desire to make homes beautiful, but with a focus on family and practicality," Joanna said of the new collaboration, according to a press release. "We want to create spaces that families want to gather in," and they're certain to achieve just that with their show, Target collection, and blog.
Fixer Upper doesn't have an exact end date just yet, but if you're starting to get fearful for the finale, HGTV will be airing plenty of reruns in the meantime so you can stock up on all that Chip and Joanna witty banter. And remember, these two aren't exactly done with us just yet. "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," they wrote on their blog.
So, there is hope that the couple could be back in our lives before we know it.
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