A popular cable series will end its run after its upcoming fifth season. Announcing the decision to pull the plug on HGTV’s Waco, Texas-based remodeling show “Fixer Upper” in a blog post published today, Joanna and Chip Gaines, the husband-and-wife team behind the show, wrote: “It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of ‘Fixer Upper’ will be our last.”
Commenting on the show’s upcoming final season, the couple wrote: “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!”
Chip Gaines was reportedly named in a fraud suit filed in April by his former business partners alleging that the couple convinced them to sell him their interests in Magnolia Realty for $2,500 each without disclosing that plans were in the works for the reality show. “Fixer Upper” first went on the air in may 2013.
“Though our ‘Fixer Upper’ chapter is coming to a close, we aren’t done with Waco,” the couple wrote in the blog post. “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.”
Season 5 is due to premiere Nov. 28 on HGTV.