Joanna Gaines Opens up About Filming "Fixer Upper" Again: "We Were a Little Rusty"

Isabel Garcia
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From House Beautiful

Since the Fixer Upper season finale aired back in 2018, Chip and Joanna have been busy off-screen, expanding Magnolia Market at the Silos and preparing to launch their TV network, Magnolia Network. Not to mention, Joanna has been writing books and expanding Magnolia Home's wallpaper collection. In August, the powerhouse couple revealed that they're returning to the small screen with a reboot their hit renovation series, which is slated to premiere on Magnolia Network.

It's been three years since they've filmed, so it took some getting used to when they first started. "At first we were a little rusty," Joanna told People magazine. "Getting back on camera, it was like, ‘What? Where do we look? What do we do?’ But I think we’re starting to get the hang of it. It feels kind of like we dusted off our boots and this is Fixer 2.0."

While the premise of the show remains the same, Joanna says that their kids' involvement in it will be different this time around. "We want to be smart when it comes to our kids," she told People. "When we first started the show, they were younger, and since they’re a part of so much of what we do, it was just organic to include them. But toward the end I started noticing, they don’t necessarily love this. Now, if they volunteer to be a part, we are more than happy, but we never want to just force it for a scene. They can make that choice."

The new season of Fixer Upper is set to premier in 2021 when Magnolia Network launches.

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