Fixer Upper: Welcome Home Season 2 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

The HGTV show "Fixer Upper" made Chip and Joanna Gaines global celebrities. As it turns out, Chip and Joanna landed their show in a wild way. Country Living reported that a home tour post on Gabrielle Blair's popular Design Mom blog was the catalyst that shot the Waco couple to fame. The reality show featuring the Texas husband-and-wife pair was the top unscripted series on cable TV, but Chip and Joanna quit "Fixer Upper" and walked away at the top of their fame in 2018.

Fans of the Gaines were ecstatic in 2019 when Discovery announced the couple's Magnolia Network. After COVID-19 delays, Chip and Joanna launched Magnolia Network in early January. America's favorite remodeling and decorating duo brought several original shows to Magnolia, but fans especially welcomed a reboot of the show that made them famous, "Fixer Upper: Welcome Home."

Joanna told the The Hollywood Reporter why they decided to start the Magnolia Network after quitting their HGTV hit show. "We realized we didn't necessarily love that side of the camera, and that part became a full-time job," the mom-of-five explained. "We've got a big family. We've got a business. The show ended up where we had to constantly be feeding it." Naturally, the "Fixer Upper" reboot is a huge hit, first running on Discovery+ in 2021, then airing on Magnolia after the network launched. Now, some viewers are wondering about a potential "Fixer Upper: Welcome Home" Season 2.

When will Fixer Upper: Welcome Home's second season premiere?

Magnolia Network hasn't announced when the second season of "Fixer Upper: Welcome Home" will air, but it's a safe bet that the reboot series starring Chip and Joanna Gaines will be renewed. Variety reported that the Magnolia Network debut of "Fixer Upper: Welcome Home" drew about 1.7 million viewers, a big audience for a reality TV show. And it seems like the Gaines are happy to be back at their "Fixer Upper" roots.

In a statement on Discovery, Chip and Joanna explained: "The day we wrapped our final episode of 'Fixer Upper,' we really believed it was a chapter closed. We knew we needed a break and a moment to catch our breath. But we also knew we weren't done dreaming about ways to make old things new again." The duo said neither of them "anticipated how the show would become such a permanent fixture in our hearts. We've missed sharing the stories of these families and their homes." Chip and Jo clearly missed doing the show, as is evidenced by the slew of projects they've created that follow a similar format.

Who will star on Fixer Upper: Welcome Home Season 2?

The cast of "Fixer Upper: Welcome Home" Season 2 will include Chip and Joanna Gaines, along with their family. There is no show without the beloved couple and their kids! However, the other cast members are up in the air, though there is one requirement about casting for the Magnolia Network show that narrows down the potential cast of "Fixer Upper: Welcome Home."

Country Living reported that only residents of Waco, Texas can appear on the series. Joanna explained, "Our kids are young, so until they're all out of the house and off to college, Waco is where we're going to base our renovation business." According to the outlet, guests must agree on quite a few rules before appearing on the show. Those who appear must have a budget of at least $50,000 and give up complete creative control to the Gaines couple, among many other stipulations.

Clint Harp is one beloved cast member from the original "Fixer Upper" who won't be on the rebooted show, but that's because he has his own show on Magnolia Network. Harp — who owns the Harp Design Company in Waco — frequently appeared on the original HGTV show. While Clint's show, "Restoration Road with Clint Harp," has gotten good reviews, fans likely miss his interaction with Chip and Joanna. 

Where to watch Season 1 of Fixer Upper: Welcome Home

Even though there hasn't been a Season 2 announcement for "Fixer Upper: Welcome Home" just yet, you can still relive the first season whenever you want. According to TV Guide, fans of the spin-off can catch the first season of the series on HBO Max and Fubo TV, which are subscription based. If you're not the type to subscribe to a whole service or you just want your Gaines fix and only your Gaines fix, you can buy the season episode by episode on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu, or iTunes. You can still catch episodes that air on the Magnolia Network and good 'ole HGTV as well. 

Considering that "Fixer Upper: Welcome Home" is a Magnolia Network and Discovery+ original series, you can also stream the show on the Discovery+ app with a subscription there, as reported by Deadline. The show was actually the first series on the Magnolia Network, the Gaines' personal network as part of Discovery's rebrand of the DIY Network. The series aired nine episodes from January 2021 to August 2021.

Where to watch Fixer Upper: Welcome Home – The Castle

One of the newest installments in the "Fixer Upper" extended universe is "Fixer Upper: Welcome Home – The Castle." It premiered in October 2022 and has the spirit and overall premise of the rest of the "Fixer Upper" series. Except for this time, Chip and Joanna Gaines are working on a — you guessed it — castle. Interestingly, you don't have to go to England or Europe to own or see castles. People reported that the two former HGTV stars restored a 100-year-old castle in Waco, TX, their hometown. It was a property that Chip had his eyes on for two decades, according to the series trailer. The restoration isn't a modernizing of the property either; they reportedly set out to make it time-period-accurate, starting with getting the same 100-year-old stone used in the original build.

The series had six episodes in total that aired weekly until November. While there isn't word on whether a second season will come out of this particular spin-off, it probably won't, considering that the restoration was finished by the end of the season. People reported that walking tours of the finished castle were revealed last summer. If you want to watch the whole process, you can stream "Fixer Upper: Welcome Home – The Castle" on Discovery+, HBO Max, and Fubo TV with a subscription, according to TV Guide. If you'd like to buy it per episode, you can do so on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, or Vudu.

Where to watch all 5 seasons of Fixer Upper

Of course, none of these series would even exist without the show that started it all: "Fixer Upper." The original series premiered back in 2013 and went all the way until 2018 for five full seasons. Before the show's airing, Chip and Joanna Gaines had their own business doing what they do on the show: Buying and renovating homes for families in Texas, according to the Waco Tribune. This led to the popularity and fame of the couple and their brand. And you can thank the Gaines and their show for popularizing the style of "Farmhouse-chic" in housing and interior design, per Forbes.

So, if you want to relive the five seasons of the original show that started it all — or watch it for the very first time — TV Guide reports that you have a lot of the same options to stream "Fixer Upper." Like the two previous spin-offs mentioned, "Fixer Upper" and its five seasons are available on HBO Max and Discovery+ (but not FuboTV). And when it comes to purchasing episodes for the five seasons, you can do so on Amazon Instant Video or iTunes.