25 Things We Know About Fixer Upper Season 3 — Including the Premiere Date!
Down in Waco, TX, Chip and Joanna Gaines have been hard at work on the third season of their HGTV hit Fixer Upper for many months. It's a busy time for the family, since they're also about to open a new location of their farm-tastic shop, Magnolia Market.
Along with members of the show's production team, Chip and Joanna have been steadily sharing behind-the-scenes looks at what's to come in season three. It's been previously announced that there will be 13 episodes, and that the Gainses hoped the renovation of their store's new location would be part of the show.
We also found out when season three will make its big debut: Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. EST/PST on HGTV. To tide fans over until December, check out the 25 things we can be pretty sure will happen in season three!
There's Time For Romance!
Michael Matsumoto, a member of the production team, posted an image showing Chip and Joanna taking a sweet moment together. "Just dancing our worries away. #FixerUpper #SeasonThreeIsComing," he wrote.
Shiplap Is Involved
Joanna gave a peek at the exterior of one of their renovation projects. She wrote, "I love making old houses feel new again. And old again too."
We'll See a LOT of Demo Day
Director of photography Roggg Woodruff shared a peek at the GoPros he and his team mounted around one fixer upper on a demolition day. He wrote, "We've got a ton of #timelapses rolling."
Everything Is Planned
Joanna gave a look at the binder and papers she and her team used to keep every project straight.
Chip Stays Serious During Promo Shoots
Just kidding! The Magnolia Market Instagram account shared a behind-the-scenes look as the couple shot promos for HGTV.
Joanna and Chip Team Up on Demo Day
"We karate chopped and kicked the vinyl railing on this late 1800s home to make room for new authentic awesomeness," Joanna wrote on Instagram.
There Will Be Plenty of Waco's Beauty on Display
The director of photography posted a shot of the Waco countryside, writing, "Early morning to catch the #sunrise for #fixerupperseason3."
Chip Handles Heavy Machinery
The show's coexecutive producer Michael Matsumoto shared a video in which Chip gleefully operates heavy machinery.
There's Beautiful Tile Involved
Joanna showed off beautiful tiles in one of the fixer uppers. "Checking on the tile progress for next week's reveal! Love the details in this home. #seasonthreeiscoming," she wrote.
Chip Proves He Can Juggle
Producer Robert Zimmerman gave a behind-the-scenes look at one demo day that included Chip juggling.
Joanna Brings Along Her Nephew
He might not make it into the show, but Joanna brought along her infant nephew for a stint decorating one of her projects.
Chip Tries the Piano
His animated faces amused one of the producers. "The many faces of Chip Gaines. Next stop, Vegas? #FixerUpper #SeasonThreeIsComing #ChipNeedsInsta," Robert Zimmerman wrote.
Joanna Misjudges the Height of a Fence
Joanna shared a video of herself stumbling over what she calls a "cutie fence."
It Gets Really, Really Hot
A producer posted the weather forecast for a week of shooting in August. At least it was in the 70s at night!
Chip Gets Soaked
Joanna turned the hose on Chip, but given the three-digit temperates, he probably didn't mind.
Chip Single-Handedly Takes Down a Branch
Chip was caught wielding a chainsaw to take down a tree branch.
There Will Be Cupcakes
Coexecutive producer Michael Matsumoto showed that, despite a heavy schedule, the talent does get to eat.
A Hammer Becomes a Toy
Chip and Joanna find a new use for an old tool, their hammer.
Chip Makes a Skirt
Chip is entertaining, as always. "All I asked was for him to remove the curtains... and this is what I find when I walk in," Joanna wrote of one demo day in June.
Chip Has His Buddy Clint on Hand
Clint Harp, woodworker and owner of Harp Design Co., shared a snap of himself and Chip on set in May. "We had like no fun at all filming together today," he wrote. "Totes boring."
Joanna Shows Her Strength
Joanna was seen lobbing a football during a day on set.
This Old House Gets a Makeover
"This may be one of my favorite #fixeruppers ever," Joanna wrote on Instagram.
A Football Star Comes to Visit
Former Dallas Cowboy Randy White swung by, either to say hello or to film something with the Gaineses.
Hangman Is Played
Joanna shared a behind-the-scenes peek at a game of hangman on a soon-to-be-fixed wall. She wrote, "Oh man Chip, you were so close... #hangman #ouch #tapemeasure."
Chip Has to Run
Chip and a colleague named Shorty were filmed by producer Robert Zimmerman on the run.