“Fixer Upper”, an HGTV show in which the stars find fixer-uppers for prospective buyers and then fix them up, has been a phenomenal success for the network and starring couple, but Chip and Joanna announced Wednesday that season five will 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,” the TV couple posted to their blog. “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 stars indicated that they were leaving the show to rest, refocus, and spend time with their family.
“This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read,” they posted. “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 Joanna said that the fifth and final season would be a grand finale because they “didn’t hold anything back.”
HGTV issued a statement wishing the couple well and promoting the final season as “the best season ever.”
“It takes a huge amount of time and creative energy to make a phenomenal series like ‘Fixer Upper.’ 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.“