Fixer Upper is an American reality television series airing on HGTV starring Chip and Joanna Gaines,[2] based in Waco, Texas. The show's pilot aired in May 2013,[3] with the full season 1 beginning in April 2014,[4] season 2 began in January 2015,[5][6] and season 3 began in December 2015.

Premise

Prior to Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines worked with clients on buying and remodeling homes. In total the couple had worked on over 100 homes.[7] On the show, the Gaines start by showing one couple three potential homes for purchase in central Texas, each of which requires a varying amount of repair or renovation. Once the couple chooses their home, Joanna designs it while Chip is the lead contractor.[8] The buyers typically have a total budget of under $200,000 with at least $30,000 in renovations.[9]

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
13May 23, 2013 (2013-05-23)July 10, 2014 (2014-07-10)
13January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06)March 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)
18December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)

Season 1 (2014–15)

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Looking Old but Feeling New"May 23, 2013
2"Young Family Takes on History"April 24, 2014
3"Nomad Family Seeks Final Home"May 1, 2014
4"Client Rebuilds After Tragedy"May 8, 2014
5"French Country Sought in Waco"May 15, 2014
6"Craftman Crave Urban Feel"May 22, 2014
7"Texan Family Returns to Roots"May 29, 2014
8"New Home New Life For Mom"June 5, 2014
9"Missionaries Retreat to Waco"June 12, 2014
10"Couple Reach for Unreachable"June 19, 2014
11"Physicians Seek Farmhome"June 26, 2014
12"Academics Seek Acreage"July 3, 2014
13"Baby Boomer Buys Fixer Upper"July 10, 2014

Season 2 (2015)

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Baby's Due Date Causes Rush to Renovate an Outdated Ranch"January 6, 2015
2"Searching for a New Homebuilder's Dream Home in an Old Neighborhood"January 13, 2015
3"Coffeehouse Owners Seek Home With Short Commute"January 20, 2015
4"Almost Empty Nesters Want Waterfront Home"January 27, 2015
5"First Time Buyers Take a Chance on a Vintage Fixer Upper"February 3, 2015
6"An Old Friend Who Returns to Waco Hopes to Find a Family-Friendly Fixer Upper"February 10, 2015
7"A College Chaplain Seeks Home to Keep the Peace"February 17, 2015
8"A Young Family Hopes for Fixer in Older Neighborhood"February 24, 2015
9"Island Transplants Want a House Close to Water in Waco"March 3, 2015
10"Country Life Attracts Couple to Small Town Texas"March 10, 2015
11"Couple With Baby on the Way Looks for a Funky Fixer Upper"March 17, 2015
12"Three Generations, One Fixer"March 24, 2015
13"Family Favors French Country Fixer"March 31, 2015

Season 3 (2015-16)

Season 3 began on December 1, 2015 and ended on March 29, 2016. It had 18 episodes.

Season 4 (2016)

On March 29, 2016, Joanna Gaines announced on Twitter that Season 4 of Fixer Upper would air later in 2016.[10]