Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network Launch Date Delayed





Magnolia Network, Discovery Network’s collaboration with Chip and Joanna Gaines, announced it’s launch date has been delayed due to coronavirus related concerns. The former HGTV stars’ new network was originally slated to launch October 4, but that date has been postponed over production shutdowns.

To ease the blow on their devout fans, the Fixer Upper couple announced a sneak peek that will air on April 26th at 5/4p CT on the DIY Network, which will be absorbed by Magnolia Network when it launches. The four hour special will take a look back at the couple’s journey to where they are today, creators of a brand empire and just ahead of a major network launch. You can watch the special on DIY Network on April 26, or stream it after on the DIY Network GO app.

“Right now, it’s important that we all continue to look out for one another by upholding the guidelines set forth by the experts, leaders and front-line heroes working tirelessly to get us all through this difficult time,”Chip and Joannna Gaines said. “With this as our top priority, we’ve decided to delay Magnolia Network’s launch until we can safely resume production. We have an incredible team behind us and we look forward to the days ahead when we can get back to work, telling good stories that encourage, motivate and inspire hope. In the meantime, we are hosting this special preview where we’ll give you a peek into what we’ve been working on and more of what’s to come for this network we’re building!”

Magnolia Network will feature 8 new original unscripted shows, mainly along the lines of the couple’s specialty –  home renovation. Here’s a look at the upcoming programming:

 Growing Floret: The previously announced show features Floret Flower Farm—one of the most successful organic flower farms in the United States—and follows founder Erin Benzakein and her talented team as they attempt to tackle an expansion that puts their company’s future at risk.

● Home on the Road: The previously announced show follows Amanda Sudano Ramirez and Abner Ramirez— as the music duo JohnnySwim—and their two kids as they tour the country seeking out home and community wherever they go.

● Bespoke Kitchens: Journey across the pond with England-based deVOL Kitchens and their collective of remarkably talented craftspeople as they design and transform stunning kitchens and interiors for their clients.

● Family Dinner: Host Andrew Zimmern visits families across America to explore how the cultural, regional, and historical facets of who we are inform what and how we eat, and all the ways food brings people together.

● Restoration Road: Woodworker Clint Harp travels the country in search of some of the oldest, most beautiful structures still standing today, examining how they were built, restored and given new life by some of the country’s most talented craftsmen.

● The Fieldhouse: When Justin Bane’s NFL dreams were cut short due to a serious injury, he turned his passion for the game into a passion for helping others. In 2011, he and his wife Annie used every penny they had to open The Fieldhouse gym in Abilene, Texas, where they’ve committed their lives to helping people turn broken dreams into an inspiring, new reality.

● Super Dad: Comedian, father and DIY expert Taylor Calmus and his squad of builders team up with families that have an inspired idea for their children—from a pirate ship in the backyard to a custom ball launcher mounted to their family truck. Taylor and a fellow super dad, will get to work building these one- of-a-kind projects.

● Home Work: After moving from their 900 square-foot home, husband and wife Andy and Candis Meredith and their seven kids work together to convert a 113-year-old, 20,000 square-foot schoolhouse into their family’s dream home.

● The Lost Kitchen: Erin French is the owner of The Lost Kitchen, a historic mill turned restaurant in Freedom, Maine, population 722. Every year, hundreds of visitors from around the world make reservations not by phone or email, but by submitting postcards in hopes of experiencing a meal they will never forget.

● Inn the Works: Lindsey Kurowski purchased The Oak Knoll Lodge in Big Bear, Calif. This four-acre campground, constructed in the 1920s has fallen on hard times, but Lindsey and crew aim to restore, renew and polish this gem for a new generation to enjoy.

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