‘Fixer Upper,’ Magnolia Network Shows Coming to HBO Max

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Community lineup, together with all 5 seasons of HGTV’s “Fixer Higher,” will start streaming on HBO Max in September, Selection has realized completely.

In response to a WarnerMedia supply, “choose” titles from Magnolia Community will come to the streamer Friday, Sept. 30, as a part of a web page that includes “curated” content material from the Gaineses, which incorporates “Fixer Higher: Welcome House,” “Magnolia Desk with Joanna Gaines” and “The Misplaced Kitchen,” amongst different collection.

The previous HGTV superstars launched their Magnolia linear and streaming channel in partnership with Discovery final yr, earlier than Discovery’s merger with WarnerMedia.

Trade sources say {that a} new collection “Fixer Higher: The Fortress,” which facilities on the Gaines’ overhauling their 100-year outdated fortress in Waco, Texas, will premiere on HBO Max, together with the linear Magnolia Community and Discovery+, on Oct. 14.

Extra Magnolia Community content material will probably be added to HBO Max over time, but in addition proceed to be accessible on Discovery+, which prices $4.99 monthly with commercials in comparison with HBO Max’s $9.99 ad-supported plan, the WBD supply says.

The information comes forward of Warner Bros. Discovery’s Q2 earnings report and presentation later at the moment which is anticipated to be when CEO David Zaslav & co. reveal extra about the way forward for HBO Max and Discovery+ — that are set to be mixed into one platform in some unspecified time in the future — and plans for the remainder of the corporate.

Magnolia Community first launched as an app inside Discovery+ final July and a linear channel rebranded from Discovery’s DIY Community went stay in January.

As Selection completely reported in April forward of the shut of Discovery’s acquisition of WarnerMedia and rebrand into Warner Bros. Discovery, it was determined that oversight of Magnolia Community, a three way partnership between the Gaineses and Discovery, would transfer beneath the staff at HBO.

On this new construction, president of Magnolia Allison Web page now experiences on to HBO and HBO Max content material chief Casey Bloys. Bloys is without doubt one of the few prime WarnerMedia execs nonetheless standing following the mass exodus that first started forward of the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger’s shut and has continued on as Zaslav slowly reveals his new management staff and construction.

The truth that HBO and Bloys are heading up the life-style model from the “Fixer Higher” stars, reasonably than Warner Bros. Discovery chairman and chief content material officer for U.S. networks group Kathleen Finch, is a notable signal of integration among the many two firms, provided that the couple has lengthy been deeply tied to the id of the legacy Discovery, as a result of Gaineses’ origins as HGTV icons.

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