I’m not usually one to get emotional. However, there is an impending television death that is impossible not to mourn. The upcoming season of HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper will be it’s last. I really don’t know how to feel, and neither does the rest of the Internet.
Chip and Joanna Gaines, affectionately known as “mom and dad” by their fanbase (or maybe only by me) posted a video on their Magnolia Market website this morning announcing the news. They stated in the video that it is “bittersweet to say goodbye” but that they’ve “felt like season 5 was going to be [their] final for this chapter”. The couple plans to put more attention towards their family and their other businesses, like their market and their bakery.
not to be dramatic, but Fixer Upper is ending and so is my will to live
— corinne crawford (@corinnelizzy) September 26, 2017
It’s hard to be mad at them, but what am I supposed to watch while I do my laundry on Sunday mornings?? What are all the stay-at-home moms going to binge-watch all day?? How else will I know the latest trends in farmhouse-chic interior decor??
As expected, the Internet reacted with panic, tears, and lots of gifs:
Me when I found out Joanna and Chip are ending Fixer Upper after season 5: pic.twitter.com/4hfT8uEPAC
— Morgan Levenhagen (@morganel13) September 26, 2017
Me after finding out that this is the last season of Fixer Upper pic.twitter.com/3gYklYRpff
— Lil J (@jordiwaddell) September 26, 2017
When you’re excited for season 5 of Fixer Upper but realizing it’s the last season pic.twitter.com/Vm4aWcT45o
— Amanda Lasky (@AmandaWeindel) September 26, 2017
— Bianca G. (@bianca_gheller) September 26, 2017
All we can do now is get enough tips and memories from season 5 to last a lifetime. Thanks to the past four seasons, we know the importance of an open concept, barn doors, a farm sink, repurposed shutters, and, of course, shiplap. Thank you Chip and Joanna. You will be severely missed. And don’t think for a second that just because there will not be any new episodes after this season- airing this November- that I will not still browse their website for rustic home fantasy ideas at least once a month.