The craze of house flipping television shows started with the beloved HGTV show, Fixer Upper, and the duo of Chip and Joanna Gaines. Since their show took off and launched them into stardom, so many shows have come along since then, trying to pick up the same momentum that Fixer Upper did. Channels like TLC, HGTV, and the DIY Network have done all they can to recreate Chip and Jo’s success.
One of those shows was the DIY Network’s Texas Flip N Move, which combines a house flip show with a Storage Wars type-vibe. Three teams of Texas real estate entrepreneurs compete head-to-head in a real estate flipping competition. One of those teams was the Young Guns, who abruptly left the show in 2017, so what happened to cause them to leave?
The Young Guns cited “creative differences” with ‘Texas Flip N Move’.
The Young Guns, Suzi and Cody Slay, were fan favorites of Texas Flip N Move. The two left the show a few episodes into Season 3 and haven’t been seen since. Though the show itself remains popular, the backlash to the casting change has been strong.
Twitter has feelings about them leaving and a group of fans even went so far as to start a Change.org petition to try and get The Young Guns back in front of the cameras. Their efforts were not successful, and the petition has since been closed. Texas Flip N Move has gone on to produce multiple more seasons without any contribution from Cody and Suzi.
Rumors circulated around why the Young Guns left the show and most claim that they left because of contract disputes or behind-the-scenes struggles for more screen time. Neither can be confirmed, and the DIY Network never made an official statement on the Slays’ departure, but we do know that Cody responded to a Twitter user about why they left and revealed that they didn’t exactly “leave” on their own accord. When a fan asked if they quit, he responded, “Not exactly, creative differences!”
When asked to explain further, he responded, “It…means we cannot agree on behind-the-scenes stuff so we had to agree to disagree.”