Chip and Joanna Gaines had to delay the launch of their Magnolia Network because of the pandemic, but they are giving viewers a taste of what’s to come. Magnolia Network, Discovery, Inc.’s joint-venture with the Gaines’ home and lifestyle brand Magnolia, announced that “Magnolia Presents: A Look Back & A Look Ahead: will air beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. EST on DIY Network.

The four-hour Magnolia Network preview event “offers viewers a chance to sample some of the incredible stories waiting to be told on Magnolia Network,” according to a press release. Chip and Joanna Gaines said in a statement: “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.”

The Magnolia Network had been set to debut on October 4, but that’s not happening because of Covid-19-related production delays. Instead the four-hour network preview event will kick off with “a look back” at where it all began: the couple’s enormously popular HGTV series “Fixer Upper.”

Chip and Joanna Gaines Announce 4-Hour Preview of TV Network as They Push Launch Amid Coronavirus


Editorial credit: lev radin /