It’s been just about three days since Discovery’s DIY Network formally rebranded itself as the Magnolia Network, partnering with inescapable renovation TV robots Chip and Joanna Gaines to slap a fresh coat of paint on the reno-focused channel. Which is also exactly as many days, as it turns out, for the gently used network to get hit with a scandal related to one of its upcoming shows.
Magnolia has just pulled an upcoming series titled Home Work from its schedule, after allegations emerged that the work the series had done on people’s homes fell far short of a passing grade. Multiple homeowners who’ve issued complaints against series hosts Candis and Andy Meredith, accusing them of going over-budget, falling far behind schedule on their work, and failing to pay various contractors. Oopsie. Isn’t this Contractors 101?
Work on the homes in question occurred in 2019 and 2020, a short time after the Gaines announced their plans to partner with Discovery on the new-ish network.) Find out how Chip and Joanna plan to “build” on this learning lesson here: https://www.foxbusiness.com/entertainment/chip-joanna-gaines-magnolia-network-pulls-home-work-lineup-accusations-shoddy-work