Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Being Extremely Selective Casting ‘Fixer Upper’ Season 6

Fixer Upper fans let out a collective cheer when Chip and Joanna Gaines made the big announcement. After a three year hiatus, everyone’s favorite HGTV duo announced they are bringing back their beloved reality show.

Season 6 of Fixer Upper is going to debut as part of Chip and Joanna’s new network, Magnolia. Their new project is scheduled to replace DIY sometime in 2021. However, most fans who were hoping to experience some of that Gaines magic in their personal residences are bound to be disappointed.

The new ‘Fixer Upper’ will pick up where the last one left off

Chip and Joanna Gaines
Chip and Joanna Gaines | Rob Kim/Getty Images

Fixer Upper focused on taking the worst house in the best neighborhood and transforming it into a relaxing retreat for homeowners. Chip and Joanna listened to their clients and respected their design requests. Still, most everyone on the show selected the upscale farmhouse chic style that became the show’s signature look.

Originally, the Gaineses planned for their new network to explore different facets of lifestyle content including cooking and gardening. It will have that — and so many other exciting new shows — but fans are rejoicing to hear the original Fixer Upper series is also part of the plan.

Chip and Joanna Gaines are accepting applicants for ‘Fixer Upper’ Season 6

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Homeowners with a healthy budget and a ramshackle house can apply for the newest season of Fixer Upper. It seems like a dream proposition for any home renovation enthusiast, however, there is one important catch: they must live in a very specific geographic location, magnolia.com confirmed.

Just like before, Chip and Joanna are only willing to renovate homes within 30 miles of Waco, Texas. The couple wants to stay close to home and their five kids.

The casting call says applicants must also be 21 years or older, have a $50,000 minimum renovation budget, “be willing to turn over complete design control of the project to Chip and Joanna Gaines, their design and construction teams, and Magnolia Network,” and be available to start the renovation in fall 2020. They must also find alternative living arrangements during the renovation.

The home shopping segment of ‘Fixer Upper’ is still fake

At the beginning of every Fixer Upper episode, Chip and Joanna meet with homeowners and tour several purchase options with the prospective buyers, allowing them to choose which suits them best.

Fixer Upper makes it look like these couples are still in the process of finding a home. However, multiple sources confirm this segment is fake both on Fixer Upper and other HGTV shows like House Hunters.

The casting call for Fixer Upper affirms this deception. Another stipulation for any applicant is that they must, “be a current homeowner in Waco, Texas or in the final stages of closing on a home.” Even though the new clients will make it look like they’re home shopping with Chip and Jo, in reality, they will already own or almost own a house.

Still, it’s worth suspending disbelief if it means returning to the idyllic, shiplap covered world of Fixer Upper. Magnolia Network will launch in 2021 and for Joanna Gaines fans, that day can’t come soon enough.