Fixer Upper Ending With Season 5: Chip and Joanna Gaines Bid a “Bittersweet” Goodbye


Fixer Upper Ending With Season 5: Chip and Joanna Gaines Bid a “Bittersweet” Goodbye

Hold on to your shiplap: Fixer Upper is ending. Yes, it’s an end of an era for HGTV and stars Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines.

The home makeover stars made the announcement on their blog that season five of Fixer Upper would be their last.

“It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last. While we are confident that this is the right choice for us, it has for sure not been an easy one to come to terms with,” the couple wrote in a joint blog post. “Our family has grown up alongside yours, and we have felt you rooting us on from the other side of the screen. How bittersweet to say goodbye to the very thing that introduced us all in the first place.”

The duo said their time on TV has been “an amazing adventure,” and they’ve poured their all into the show.

“We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire on all cylinders and never stop to pause. Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger. This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses,” Chip and Jo said.

The fifth season, which begins in November on HGTV is the “perfect finale,” they said, because they “laid it all on the field and didn’t hold anything back.”

Fixer Upper might be ending, but they aren’t done with Waco. The couple said they still plan to renovate homes and they’re “just getting started.”

“Who knows what the future holds, but we’re excited for whatever is around the bend and in the meantime, we will definitely be staying in touch,” the said.

Fixer Upper has been a ratings hit for HGTV and helped put the couple’s Magnolia brand on the map.

“We’ve all been on an incredible journey with Chip and Joanna for five years. It takes a huge amount of time and creative energy to make a phenomenal series like Fixer Upper,” the network said in a statement. “We understand their decision to spend more time with their family. Like all of their fans, we want only the best for them and they know they will always have a home at HGTV. Fans can expect that the upcoming season of Fixer Upper will be the best season ever and we can’t wait for it to hit the air later this year.”

Published at Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:28:00 +0000

Chrissy Metz Questioned if She Was on Punk'd When Oprah Winfrey Invited Her to Lunch

If Oprah Winfrey invited you to lunch, would you believe it?

Well, Chrissy Metz didn’t. The This Is Us star stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers and told the host how she thought someone was pulling a prank on her when Winfrey invited her to lunch.

“She called me, and I literally thought I was being Punk’d,” she said, referencing Ashton Kutcher‘s old hidden-camera show. “I know Punk’d is not on anymore, but I was like, ‘Is this Ashton?'” 

However, Metz assured Seth Meyers that Winfrey’s invitation “was on purpose.”

As one would expect, the actress said lunch with Winfrey was “so lovely.” In addition to inviting Metz, the legendary talk-show host invited her cast mates Milo Ventimiglia, Ron Cephas Jones, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Mandy Moore to dine at her home.

Metz explained that her co-stars all sat around the table and Winfrey sat in the middle. Metz joked about the cast’s seating. 

“Are you on the right or left of Oprah—cause that’s how it goes,” she said.

Meyers asked Metz how quickly she felt inspired by Winfrey in a life-changing way upon dining with her.

“About two seconds,” she responded, recalling how Winfrey called out her name and gave her a hug (performing her best Winfrey voice in the process).

Metz also told a story about a special moment she had inside of Winfrey’s home. Metz said she told Winfrey that her house was “so beautiful”—to which she said Winfrey responded with “You know what? It is.”

“You might think it’s pretentious,” Metz told the audience, “but it’s the most beautiful thing because we don’t ever relish and enjoy what we’ve worked really hard for. And I thought that was so beautiful that she stopped and she just was like ‘Thank you’—thanking me for working really hard. I think that we all need to do that more often. So yeah, 0.2 seconds.”

Meyers then asked Metz if she and the cast, like Winfrey, takes time to appreciate where they are with the show.

“Oh, for sure,” she responded. “Last season, we were like ‘Please, dear God. Please somebody watch the show. I really hope you love it as much as we love making it.’ And now I cry with people in bathrooms and in the chip aisle at the grocery store. So I’m like ‘OK, I think we’re reaching people,’ which is so amazing because that’s what everyone wants to do with their art.”

Watch the video to see the interview.

The new season of This Is Us premieres tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST on NBC. 

(E! and NBC are part of NBCUniversal).

Published at Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:16:00 +0000