Discovery Delays Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Network Debut Due to Pandemic

Company will offer 4-hour preview of upcoming slate this Sunday on DIY Network

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As Hollywood productions remain shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, network schedules have been ripped up as content pipelines begin to dry up. The novel coronavirus has caused countless films and TV shows to be delayed—and now, for the first time, it is postponing an entire network.

Magnolia Network—Discovery Inc.’s joint venture with Chip and Joanna Gaines’ home and lifestyle brand, Magnolia—will no longer debut on Oct. 4 as scheduled. Instead, the network will roll out when “we can safely resume production,” the home improvement power couple said today.




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