‘The Pioneer Woman’ Star Ree Drummond Gets Spinoff on discovery+ and Some Fans Lash Out

Ree Drummond has built an empire around The Pioneer Woman, a venture she started out as a blog. The cooking show is a hit on the Food Network and Drummond is one of the most recognizable stars on the channel. Drummond is also currently hosting a competition show called Christmas Cookie Challenge and recently made her acting debut on discovery+ in the movie Candy Coated Christmas.

Drummond is such a likable personality that she was given a spinoff on the aforementioned streaming platform called The Pioneer Woman: Hometown Stories. However, some fans are not happy they have to pay for another streaming service to watch the celebrity chef.

Ree Drummond speaking into a wireless microphone
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What is Ree Drummond’s spinoff about?

When many fans think of the Food Network, Drummond’s face is one of the faces that many people associate the channel with. The Pioneer Woman is massively successful and Drummond is at the heart of that success. It’s not surprising why Discovery, Inc. continues to work with the star and recently greenlit a limited series for the discovery+ streaming platform.

The entrepreneur dropped a bombshell on her fans on Instagram when she revealed that she had a new show called The Pioneer Woman: Hometown Stories.

“I’m so excited about this. Starting today, you can stream my new holiday-themed miniseries (I love the word miniseries) called Hometown Stories on Discovery Plus,” she posted on Instagram. “It’s three episodes long, and centers around how we get ready for Christmas in our sweet small town. So much food and decorating magic, and you’ll meet the amazing (!!!) folks I work with at The Mercantile…as well as Todd, Betsy, my mom, and Ladd, of course. Hope you love it, and I hope it gets you excited for the holidays!”

Ree Drummond smiling
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Fans are not happy about paying for discovery+

To watch the limited series, viewers would have to subscribe to the discovery+ streaming service. That’s most likely what the executives want for their platform — more subscribers. Discovery+ is serving content with the lovable Drummond and hopes that fans will join the platform to watch The Pioneer Woman: Hometown Stories or the movie she stars in.

Not all fans are excited about having to pay extra for the service to watch more content around Drummond. This is a similar sentiment many other fans shared when Candy Coated Christmas debuted on the same platform.

“I so wish this was available on the Food Network or another, not streaming network [that] has to be paid for,” a fan shared.

“Nice job @foodnetwork take the only one left on @foodnetwork over to discovery plus to see Pioneer Woman’s corporation.. nope that’s ok,” a follower commented.

“I wish I could watch it but I can’t keep paying for all the streaming networks so I have to pass on watching,” an Instagram user mentioned.

“Not paying to watch. No wonder there are no current PW shows on the Food Network. It’s all about the $$. PW is no fun to watch anymore. Too commercial,” another fan added.

“If everything new is going to plus then what’s on food network BECIDES [sic] Diner’s, Drive-ins, and Dives? That’s usually what’s on if I try and watch regular tv which is not too often. I use the food network app mostly now,” another follower noted.

“I can’t believe they can’t put this on Food Network ! We pay enough already for cable without paying for streaming!” another Instagram user added.

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Not all comments are negative

Thankfully not all comments were negative and some people recognized what a lovely show The Pioneer Woman: Hometown Stories was.

“It was really cute and well done. We loved our visit to Pawhuska back in October, next time will be after thanksgiving!” a fan said.

“Congratulations, for your beautiful!!!! Work!!!!” another fan added.

The Pioneer Woman: Hometown Stories is now streaming on discovery+.