Is ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Starting a Network?

The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond is known for her Food Network show and blog. She’s also making a name for herself by branching out into the hotel business, dog food business, and more. Some fans have been wondering if Drummond will eventually follow in Chip and Joanna Gaines’ footsteps and start a network. Here’s what we know about whether The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond will ever take the next step in her career.

Ree Drummond says her success came as a surprise

Ree Drummond |  Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine
Ree Drummond | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine

In an interview with USA Today, Drummond said she never imagined she would become such a sensation. “It’s not something that I could have possibly conceived of or orchestrated,” she said. “I think that’s part of why it’s been so much fun, because it wasn’t ever a direction I thought my life would head. Yet I’m still at home on the ranch, and I’m able to do these things that I’m passionate about,” she continued.

Why Ree Drummond says she’s not like Chip and Joanna Gaines

Chip and Joanna Gaines | Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic
Chip and Joanna Gaines | Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic

If you’ve followed Drummond’s career, you’ve probably heard lots of comparisons between her and Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines. That’s because they both have their own shows, their own magazines, and product endorsements. Although Drummond says she sees similarities, she told USA Today she doesn’t think she’s that much like the HGTV couple. “I do see many similarities, and Joanna and I have exchanged an email or two cheering each other on,” said Drummond. “But what they have achieved is amazing, and the sky’s the limit for them.”

Will The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond start her own network?

One big questions fans have now that Chip and Joanna Gaines are planning to launch their network is whether Ree Drummond will follow suit. Drummond told USA Today she’s happy for Chip and Joanna’s success, but she has no plans to start a Pioneer Woman network. She told the publication she just doesn’t have the energy. “That’s where our paths will diverge; I think my husband and I are too tired for that,” she said.

This might be why Ree Drummond is so tired

We’re not surprised Drummond isn’t up to starting a network. It seems like The Pioneer Woman star has been up to a lot lately. She recently announced her partnership with Heinz to launch a new line of sauces. She also launched a dog food line and an ice cream shop. Perhaps she’ll revisit the idea of a network once she slows down a bit.

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