"Home Work" Yanked off Magnolia Network over Complaints from Renovation Clients
Updated: Jan 9
The home improvement program was scheduled to debut today on the recently launched television version of the channel from Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Just days after launching on American cable TV systems, Magnolia Network has hit a bump in the road. One of its home renovation shows, Home Work, which is hosted by Utah couple Andy Meredith and Candis Meredith, was pulled from the channel after some clients complained about problems on projects involving the pair.
Magnolia network is a partnership between Discovery and Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines, who rose to fame on their own home-renovation show Fixer Upper from 2013 - 2018. The Christian couple have several programs on the network themselves, including Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, which is a reboot of the original show.
Of course, there are many other programs that do not involve them directly, like Home Work, which had been available to stream via Discovery Plus since last summer when Magnolia Network rolled out on that service. Now, however, Home Work is gone from all Discovery-affiliated platforms, as you can see in the image above. In a statement obtained by Fox Business' website, Magnolia Network president Allison Page confirmed that the program will be shelved "pending a review of the claims that have been made."
Among them are accusations of shoddy workmanship and financial irregularities connected to renovation projects overseen by the Merediths who, in a social media post of their own, strenuously deny the accusations, calling them "hateful comments" that reflect a "single sided narrative," and are "extremely painful."
Chip and Joanna Gaines have not issued any statement about this matter, but they must be dismayed, particularly since it comes right in the midst of the network's television launch. Christian Film Blog will keep you updated as warranted and, in the meantime, asks that you join us in praying for the Gaineses and this endeavor of theirs, which is obviously quite a challenging one.