'Flip or Flop' to have extended 7th season; El Moussas to also return

(Facebook/FliporFlopHGTV)A screenshot from "Flip or Flop"

After several weeks of uncertainty, "Flip or Flop" will return and continue for a seventh season with more episodes in the bag. And with the extension comes the partnership of the show's controversial hosts.

According to a report by Fox News, the real-estate, home improvement-themed reality TV series will be returning to the small screens on HGTV, receiving 20 episodes that are slated to debut in December 2017. The show's hosts, ex-couple Tarek and Christina El Moussa, have also signed for the full season.

In an interview with PEOPLE, the two shared their optimism, as they take on the hosting tasks of the show despite their tumultuous relationship last year that ended bitterly in a divorce toward the end of 2016. "Tarek and I have been working together for a long time and we look forward to continuing to work together on Flip or Flop," said 33-year-old Christina.

As for Tarek, he said that he is looking forward to working with the former in the upcoming episodes. "From the beginning, HGTV has shown Christina and me tremendous support and we are excited to go out there and flip many more houses for Flip or Flop," said the 35-year-old co-host.

The news of the two reuniting, at least on screen, came as a bit of a surprise, considering the news that swirled around recently, saying the two were looking to have their own separate shows on TV. In a report by the Daily Mail earlier this month, a source who was close to the El Moussas said that Christina was "hell bent on breaking out on her own."

Christina's attempt to land her own TV show, however, may have turned out to be a failure, as reports surfaced that her relationship with HGTV was marred by tension when she reportedly talked to other TV producers regarding the possibility of starring in her own program.

"Flip or Flop," on the other hand, was reportedly slated for some spin-offs in the coming months, while its seventh season was initially scheduled to only have five episodes before the recent extension.

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