Everything We Know About Joanna Gaines' New Show "Behind the Design"

It was originally slated to air in 2017.

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was the final chapter of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, but Chip and Joanna won’t be disappearing from your television screens how that . Instead, they'll be featured in a new Fixer Upper spinoff called Behind the Design. Here's everything we know about the show so far.

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The series will premiere on April 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Just like the Gaineses' original HGTV series, new episodes will air on Tuesday nights following the corresponding Fixer Upper episode, which will rerun at 7 p.m.

"Behind the Design" and season five of "Fixer Upper" were filmed simultaneously.

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Joanna's new series will focus on the renovations — , , etc. — featured in season five. When asked why the network wanted to pursue this project, Scripps Networks Interactive chief programming officer Kathleen Finch revealed there was so much more that fans weren't getting to see. “We’re already shooting all this content with Chip and Jo, so let’s keep the cameras rolling when she’s deciding if the pillows should be blue or gray,” Kathleen told . What you'll see is basically everything that ended up on the cutting room floor during season five.

There will be 15 episodes, which feature never-before-seen designs.

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Fans can expect to see familiar spaces, in addition to rooms that never made it on screen in the original episodes. "The new 15-episode series will highlight how Joanna creates breathtaking designs—from strategy to staging—in each stunning overhaul," HGTV wrote in a press release. "Super fans of Fixer Upper can expect to see rooms that were not included in original episodes of the series."

We already know some of the homes fans will get to see again.

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If one of these seven homes was your favorite from Fixer Upper season five, you're in luck, because they'll be featured in the first seven episodes: , the Lunar Lander House, the Scrivano House, the Ivy House, the Holmes Home, the Lee House, and the Morrison House.

The series premiere will feature the Baker House.

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Fans will likely remember the , stunning laundry room, and striking kitchen found in , but now you'll get to see even more of the home. "In this series, Joanna gives a more in depth look into the design of each home featured in season five—starting with ," according to the Magnolia Market newsletter. "She even shows a room you didn't see in the original reveal!"

The series will show you what happens to all that staging furniture.

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If you’re like us, then you’ve probably wondered if HGTV clients get to keep all that gorgeous furniture used in the reveal. , Behind the Design will reveal how it works for Fixer Upper clients.

"Our show features real clients with real budgets. The furniture budget is not part of the renovation budget, it’s something some clients add at the end," Joanna wrote on the. "About half of our clients already have all their own furnishings, some of which I use for the reveal, and others buy the items I decorate the home with." This new series will show you exactly how Joanna goes about staging and repurposing furniture the clients already own, according to .

We'll get to see all the work that goes into Joanna's designs.

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While Fixer Upper took viewers behind the scenes of the home renovation process from start to finish, Behind the Design will focus solely on the details that went into Joanna's design decisions in half-hour long episodes. “You get the full-on home renovation in Fixer Upper, but in this new show, you get the behind the scenes — the pillow choices, the paint color, the softer side of design — to give diehard fans more detail on something that they love,” Kathleen Finch, Scripps Networks Interactive chief programming officer, told .

It was the flood of decor questions from fans that inspired the show, according to Joanna. "We get a lot of questions about the designs, and how we get from point A to point Z when it comes to these houses and projects from a design standpoint," Joanna said in a video she shared on . "So we have a new series coming out this year, which focuses on each project and you get more inside scoop on how we came up with a lot of the design decisions and elements we got to incorporate."

The premiere was pushed back.

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According to statements from both and , the show was originally supposed to air in 2017. The network has not provided a reason for the delay, but we know the series is now slated to air in May 2018 once Fixer Upper wraps up, according to a .

You’ll meet Joanna’s design team.

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Over the course of Fixer Upper's five seasons, we've rarely seen Joanna work alongside others when it comes to design work or staging, but in this new series, you'll see her work hand-in-hand with her team, as seen in the .

“Joanna Gaines shares an in-depth look at how all the design decisions, details, and decorating come together before the final reveal of each house," . "She also reveals some never-before-seen design elements and shows how she, Chip and her design assistants work to meet their clients' needs and style while overcoming design challenges that pop up along the way.”

The show will feature all those other rooms you don't typically see in a reveal.

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Have you ever wondered what the rest of the house looks like as Chip and Jo tour the homeowners through their newly renovated abode? Well, They're renovated too, but often filled with boxes upon boxes of accessories, furniture, and tools Joanna uses to stage the homes.


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