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Fixer Upper is ending after season 5

Fixer Upper is ending after season 5
The stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines (Photo by HGTV)

HGTV’s successful series Fixer Upper, on which Chip and Joanna Gaines renovate homes in Waco, Texas, will end after its fifth season, the couple just announced. Season five airs in November and will continue into 2018.

The show hasn’t been cancelled; rather, its stars have decided to end the show. HGTV said in a statement, in part:

“It takes a huge amount of time and creative energy to make a phenomenal series like Fixer Upper.

We understand their decision to spend more time with their family.  Like all of their fans, we want only the best for them and they know they will always have a home at HGTV.”

In a video posted to the Gaines’ web site, Chip say the show has been “wonderful for so many reasons,” and Joanna said “it’s such a bittersweet time for us” but said they need to “step back and get fresh vision, get some rest, and also just hunker down with our kiddos.”

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ statement

Chip and Jo’s full statement about the show’s end thanks the network and production company, Highnoon Entertainment, and also briefly addresses persistent rumors of a divorce the couple has previously dismissed as “hilarious”

“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 of 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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