>> We are making the announcement today that the fifth season will be our last.>> America's home renovation sweethearts closing up shop. Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of cable hit Fixer Upper, announcing Tuesday that the show's upcoming season five will be their last. Bad news for HGTV and its new owner, Discovery Communications, says Reuters media correspondent Jessica Toonkel.
>> This is a bit of a blow for Discovery cuz they just purchased the parent of HGTV, Scripps, in hopes of getting all of that great content. So to lose their top rated show of HGTV last season, it remains to be seen if they can continue the traction with their other very popular shows along the same lines, like Property Brothers and Flip or Flop.
>> The news also breaking hearts of viewers who've watched the couple break through drywall in their quest to transform homes in Waco, Texas, where the Gaineses live with their four kids. Chip, a builder, and Joanna, a designer, plucked from obscurity by producers in 2013 and thrown into the vortex of fame and all that comes with it.
Including rumors of divorce, a lawsuit from former business partners, and reports that Joanna is bailing to pursue her own skin care line, something she calls fraudulent. The couple saying in a statement, their marriage is stronger than ever. They also came under fire last year for belonging to a Texas church that reportedly supports gay conversion therapy.
Its pastor telling Fox News, the church is not anti-gay. Chip and Joanna also scoring home furnishing deals with Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond. And have grown their Waco-based Magnolia Market into an online powerhouse. Fixer Upper's final season, already in the can, starts in November, with HGTV saying, like all of their fans, we only want the best for them.
The network leaving the door open for their biggest stars to return any time.>> Wow, she's good.