Sitting down? Good — because HGTV just announced some pretty major news that’s sending fans everywhere into a total freakout: Fixer Upper is getting a spinoff.
I know, I know; deep breaths.
While the network hasn’t released too many details yet, we do know that the spinoff “companion” show will be called Fixer Upper: Behind the Design, and will take fans behind the scenes with Joanna herself. According to Deadline, the Scripps Network, which owns HGTV, describes Behind the Design as “the perfect series for viewers who want to know how Joanna Gaines creates her signature home designs and how it all comes together so perfectly — shiplap and all.”
While an official premiere date hasn’t yet been set, HGTV will be airing a sneak peek at the show on Tuesday, March 28 at 11 PM ET, so you don’t have to wait too long to get a taste of what it will be like.
Honestly, SIGN ME UP, because that all sounds glorious.
If you haven’t yet spent an entire Saturday binge-watching the breakout hit — and suddenly becoming obsessed with shiplap, painted brick, and kitchen islands — then trust me, you haven’t lived. Now in its 4th season, Fixer Upper has amassed something of a cult following since it first premiered in May of 2013, and much of that success is due to the incredible talent (and adorable chemistry) of its married stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines. The pair, who have been married since 2003 and share four kids between them, have renovated hundreds of homes in their town of Waco, Texas, and inspired a whole new generation of homeowners in the process.
While much of the show’s draw is thanks to Joanna’s trademark style, according to Chip the other “key ingredient” to their success is good old-fashioned hard work.
“If you’re talented and hardworking, great, good for you, you’re gonna make it, you’re gonna go places,” Chip told House Beautiful last year. “But if you’re talented and don’t have the work element behind it, the guy that works harder is going to eventually outpace you and outrun you. Jo and I are believers in that.”
In addition to the Fixer Upper spinoff, HGTV also announced plans for nine other new series that home-improvement junkies everywhere will love — including five new versions of Flip or Flop. While the original series took place in Orange County, California, and starred newly divorced couple Tarek and Christina El Moussa, according to The Hollywood Reporter, each version of the new series will reportedly be set in different cities, starring different couples.
Get ready to set your DVRs, people!