The best shows on Magnolia Network

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After a successful preview on Discovery+ in 2021, Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network has officially launched on linear TV, replacing the DIY Network in cable packages starting January 5. The non-fiction network is home to both new and existing programming in the home, food, garden and lifestyle spaces, with thrilling originals airing alongside fan-favorite shows and classic series episodes. like The French cook and This old house.

If you’re here, you’re probably wondering what’s worth watching. Luckily for you, we’ve combed through the shows currently airing on the cable channel and streaming on Discovery+ to determine which programs are most worthy of your time. These are the best shows on Magnolia Network.

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Category: Home renovation, Interior design
Status: Original Magnolia Network

Watch on Discovery+

The five seasons of Upper fixator are available to stream in the Magnolia Network hub on Discovery+, but if you’ve already seen every episode of the show that single-handedly revived shiplap, the next best thing is this new take on the popular home improvement series. Just like the original, Fixer Upper: Welcome Home fuses Joanna’s effortless, ever-evolving style with Chip’s renovation skills and goofy shenanigans to create a welcoming environment you’ll never want to leave. The only real differences are that the married duo are calling all the shots, and the homes and buildings being renovated have already been purchased, so there’s no need to do the real estate agent thing. This allows episodes to focus more on the process of rebuilding and telling personal stories. It also means that episodes about passion projects accompany the show’s more traditional home renovations. The magic of the original series is still there, there’s just a little more heart and personal connection to everything.


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Category: Renovation, Reality
Status: Original Magnolia Network

Watch on Discovery+

Renovation shows are popular, but they’re quickly becoming a dime a dozen these days as networks try to cash in on interest. To break the glut of programming available today, shows need to have hosts with personality, so that’s a good thing. Inn the Works has it in spades. The show follows designer Lindsey Kurowski and her three siblings, none of whom have professional experience in this field, as they renovate and restore old hotels. The show successfully fuses the satisfaction of the home improvement genre with the addictive nature of reality TV, as each episode chronicles a different project and we get to know the people involved. The six-episode first season follows the siblings’ efforts to bring Lindsey’s vision for the historic Oak Knoll Lodge in Big Bear, California to life. The second, which spans eight episodes, follows their efforts to revitalize a time-warped inn near where they grew up in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Somewhere along the way, you’ll find that you’re not just watching the show to see how each renovation project is going, but what the family (their mom, dad, and grandma also make appearances) are doing. at any time.


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Category: Buying a house, Renovating a house
Status: Existing series

Watch on Discovery+

Whoever decided to merge the jealous genre of buying a beach house with the popular genre of home renovation to create satisfaction Bargain hunting by the sea: renovation deserves a raise. It really is the best of both worlds. The first half of each episode follows subjects as they visit properties at or near the beach that are affordable (a relative term, of course) because they need a little or a lot of repairs. The second half of the hour follows them through this journey of renovation. You never really know what you’re going to get from one episode to the next, because most of the time the subjects do at least a small part of the demolition or renovation work themselves, which saves money but creates environments conducive to error. There are also some blatantly obvious product placement links that will make you roll your eyes as couples sit outside and scroll through a tablet that you know they can’t actually see because these things are awful in full sun, but that won’t detract from the overall experience of watching each house come together.


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Category: Culinary, Cultural
Status: Original Magnolia Network

Watch on Discovery+

Culinary-themed programming has undergone a much-loved transformation over the years. Celebrity chefs are no longer just teaching us how to cook different recipes, they are also exploring the intersection of food and culture alongside culinary art. For the past decade-plus, chef and culinary expert Andrew Zimmern has been at the forefront of this type of programming, taking viewers around the world to explore culture through food with shows like weird foods and its fallout Delicious destinations. He starts again in his new series, family dinner, but it’s on a much more personal level. Each intimate episode shows Zimmern traveling America and visiting families to better understand how food brings people together, and how culture and history influence who we are and what we eat. It’s a good time.


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Category: home renovation
Status: Existing series

Watch on Discovery+

If your design aesthetic falls more into rustic, woodsy camp instead of modern farmhouse or nautical, Maine cabin masters is the home improvement trade show for you. Personally, I’ve never been to Maine and don’t particularly enjoy spending time in the woods, but I’ve been known to scour old Zillow listings for a cabin of my own after marathoning the show. It’s so good. The show’s knowledgeable and jovial crew’s renovation projects on the shores of Maine’s many lakes and ponds are often old and dingy. Often they have been in families for generations. There’s a lot of history in these camps, and there’s also a lot of expert craftsmanship as contractor Chase Morrill, his sister Ashley – who handles the design aspects of the renovations – and his brother-in-law Carpenter Ryan are renovating the camps to make them better suited to today’s world. But if it is surprising to see the transformations (some of these cabins are in terrible form at the start), the show wouldn’t be half what it is if the team at the center weren’t so much fun and a lot of fun to watch.


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Category: Historic preservation, restoration
Status: Original Magnolia Network

Watch on Discovery+

If you are a fan of Upper fixator or the Magnolia brand (Magnoliahead? Magnolite? Did we ever coin a term for it?), you probably already know Clint Harp, the craftsman behind many of Joanna Gaines’ original wooden pieces. Now he has his own show in the form of Restoration route, which sees him travel the country in search of properties and projects to restore. The show stands out from most renovation programs you see on TV these days because it prioritizes historic preservation over demolition and renovation. Episodes reveal treasures of yesteryear while breathing new life into each project. And it’s not just the houses that are restored either – the show actually begins with the restoration of a train carriage and a century-old barn. If you’ve ever watched a home improvement show and recoiled at all the lost history, this is the show for you.


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Category: house design
Status: Original Magnolia Network

Watch on Discovery+

Yes, you read that right, I recommend a show entirely dedicated to kitchen design. It may sound a bit strange, but the kitchen is the center of the home. Not only do we spend a lot of time there, but it’s also the room that sells a house. I swear I’m not being paid by the kitchen industrial complex to say that. Home Depot does not give me a commission on the sale of subway tiles. I really like this show about creating beautiful kitchens. The series is cozy, based on the British countryside and revolves around the company deVOL Kitchens. Each episode follows deVOL’s group of talented artisans as they come together to design, craft and style bespoke kitchens, prioritizing art and function over what might be the trend of the day.


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Category: culinary education
Status: Original Magnolia Network

Watch on Discovery+

Another offshoot of traditional culinary programming is the educational food program. These types of shows have been around for a while, but they’ve become increasingly popular over the past few years as the genre has evolved. From source seeks to explore where our food comes from and how it is made – not necessarily prepared in a dish, but literally how it is made. It’s the origin story of the food we eat before it reaches the restaurant or our table. Each episode finds chef and restaurant owner Katie Button exploring a different food or topic, from honey and corn to sustainable fishing and cheese making. If you’ve ever wondered about the labor involved in creating or harvesting some of these commodities, you’ll find a lot to like here. And as a bonus, Button also offers his advice on how best to use or prepare the foods covered in each episode.


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Category: cooking show
Status: Original Magnolia Network

Watch on Discovery+

Sometimes the food prepared on educational cooking shows seems inaccessible to the ordinary person. Magnolia Painting isn’t that type of food series, mostly because it’s not hosted by a celebrity chef. With Joanna Gaines at the helm and sharing the meals from her cookbooks and the dishes she (supposedly) serves her family, the show is appealing to the average person. It’s also more relaxed and less polished than overly shiny programs filmed in shiny studios, making it the perfect cooking show to watch when you’re looking for simple cooking inspiration or just want to sit down and watch someone. make beautiful dishes. .


Kaitlin Thomas is an entertainment journalist, critic and food show connoisseur. His work has appeared in TV Guide, Salon, Polygon and Gold Derby, among other places. You can find his tweets about TV, sports and Walton Goggins @thekaitling or read more of his work at kaitlinthomas.com.

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