Magnolia Network is clearing “Home Work” to resume after an investigation into accusations of substandard home improvement work, Fox News Digital has confirmed.
“Home Work” follows Utah-based couple Andy and Candis Meredith and their step family of nine as the two tackle renovation projects for clients’ homes and rental properties. The duo previously hosted “Old Home Love” on HGTV.
Magnolia Network, started by Chip and Joanna Gaines, confirmed to Fox Business that the show was pulled on Saturday. However, after speaking with the Merediths and other owners, the network found that there was no “sick or malicious” intent on the couple’s part.
“Magnolia Network is dedicated to sharing hopeful and authentic stories. In doing so, we strive to meet people with compassion and cautiously approach difficult times with honest understanding, ”Magnolia President Allison Page said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
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“After speaking with landlords as well as Candis and Andy Meredith regarding home work renovation projects and hearing a mix of both positive and negative experiences, we don’t think there is had bad or malicious intent. Our commitment now is to provide solutions for those whose experience with “Work from Home” did not meet the standards of our network. “
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“While the” homework “ will return to Magnolia Network, we recognize the responsibility we have to act on how we can better support not only our talents but also those who trust them and this brand ”, she concluded.
At least three owners, who worked with the Merediths for the show, have laid charges, alleging the couple’s work was incomplete or presented unsafe conditions, in addition to budget issues and deadlines.
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“Home Work” originally appeared on Discovery +. The show was scheduled to air on Magnolia Network on January 8. The launch of Magnolia Network was slated for October 2020 but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Melissa Roberto of Fox Business contributed to this report.