HGTV stars聽Chip and Joanna Gaines broke fans鈥 hearts when they announced that season five of Fixer Upper would be their last聽back in September, with many believing that the聽19-episode season, which premiered on November 21, would be the last time聽fans would have a chance to see the adorbs couple聽on the small screen 鈥 at least for a while. As聽it turns out, however, the Gaines鈥 could be back聽in our living rooms sooner than we thought!

Vanity Fairis聽reportingthat that future might hold a brand NEW show, which has nothing to do with flipping houses.

Though the pair聽clarified their decision to leave in a lengthy statement via their website, saying that it was sparked by a desire to spend more time with their kids and their businesses (including a new line for Target, Hearth & Hand for Magnolia), the outlet聽reports that聽the decision may have been made with other end goals in mind鈥 like, say, a talk show on another network less restrictive than their former deal with Scripps?

鈥淲ho knows what the future holds, but we鈥檙e excited for whatever is around the bend, and in the meantime, we will definitely be staying in touch,鈥 the couple wrote at the time of their announcement.

While little else is known about the possible project, which has not yet been confirmed, it鈥檚 an exciting possibility, no?

Magnolia Market鈥檚 PR director,聽Brock Murphy,聽disputed rumors of a network clash in聽an e-mail statement to VF, saying that聽鈥淐hip and Jo鈥檚 decision to leave聽Fixer Upper聽is truly just based on their wanting to catch their breath for a minute 鈥 to rest, refresh, and spend even more time with their family and growing businesses. It is not based on anything related to Discovery-Scripps, or anything else that has been falsely reported.鈥

Still, he didn鈥檛 *quite* rule out the possibility of a new show, so we鈥檒l be keeping our fingers crossed!

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