‘Fixer Upper’ Almost Didn’t Make It To HGTV

Lucky for all of us, Chip pulled a classic Chip move.

By kncipat on March 7, 2018
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Apparently Chip & Joanna Gaines weren’t that good at first. Joanna shared a clip from the pilot taping today, and it is hysterical!

Yahoo says, “When the network first contacted the Waco, Texas-based designer-contractor couple to shoot a pilot, things didn’t get off to a great start. The Fixer Upper stars reveal on Tuesday night’s “How We Got Here” episode, that they were very close to getting passed over altogether.

Lucky for all of us, Chip pulled a classic Chip move, and surprised Joanna with a big purchase that she was not exactly on board with — and that moment, caught on film in the clip above, is what sealed the Gaineses’ TV deal and led to their wildly successful career.”