As claimed the New York Post’s Page Six on Monday, October 9, the home renovation stars, Chip and Joanna decided to pull the plug of their HGTV series because of what a strong source described as the network’s “horrible contracts.”
Fixer Upper stars Joanna Gaines and Chip
The source told Page Six that the couple, whose show Fixer Upper is the highest-rated program on the network, are hoping to settle a deal with more money once the Discovery Communications finalizes its purchase of HGTV.
The source also told that the duo negotiated a change to their contract so that the network would not get a cut of profits from their successful Target collection but they are hoping to land a deal with “more money, less work, more control.”
HGTV's Fixer Upper stars Joanna Gaines and Chip
The director of PR for the Gaines’ Magnolia Market, Brock Murphy, revealed in a statement that “Chip and Joanna’s decision to leave Fixer Upper is truly just based on they want to catch their breath for a minute; to rest, refresh, and spend more time with their family and growing businesses.
He further said that it's not based on anything else people might read and told that the pair was very open and honest about their reasons behind this decision when they first announced the very matter.