Waco: Cable network picks up “Fixer Upper” spinoff

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Waco will soon be home to two cable television shows focused on home design and renovation.

HGTV announced Tuesday that Clint Harp, the craftsman on the network’s hit show “Fixer Upper,” is coming to the DIY Network with his own series.

DIY, HGTV’s sister-network, announced it officially picked up “Wood Work” on Tuesday.

"We are super, super excited," Harp told KWTX in a phone interview on his way to Dwell on Design in Los Angeles.

The pilot aired in March.

The show will feature Clint and his crew building one-of-a-kind furniture pieces out of recycled wood.

It will also showcase his wife Kelly who has taken over their showroom and manages the business-side of Clint’s creations.

The parents of three meet at Baylor before moving to Houston where Clint left a lucrative job in sales to pursue his passion in carpentry.

They moved back to Waco and struggled before getting their big break by meeting home design couple Chip and Joanna Gaines, founding their company, Harp Design Co., out of a garage in town.

This was the Harp’s second chance at a spinoff: they launched a two-part pilot called “Against the Grain,” last year.

The network did not pick up ATG, but Clint said it was a good thing, because he wanted the show to ‘show’ more of the people around him.

“Wood Work” will have six, 30 minute episodes which will start airing in early 2018.

"We are so grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait to get to work on it!" said Harp.

They expect to start filming in Waco in late summer, Harp said.