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TV-PG (30 MIN)

Born and raised on Long Island, Larry Forgione spent childhood summers on his grandmother's farm eating tasty chickens and freshly harvested, perfectly ripe fruits and vegetables. He committed himself to using only domestic ingredients and cultivated a supply from small farmers, purveyors and foragers. Forgione started the first "free range chicken farm in 1980 in Warwick, New York, and coined that very term. He had found his mission: to support the best of America's harvest. Obsessed with the celebration of Americana, he opened An American Place, where his pan-seared buffalo steaks, terrine of American caviars, and old-fashioned banana betty awed the city's Europhile foodies, earning him three stars from the New York Times. "Cooking American had become a source of national pride. Forgione has written two cookbooks and has won several James Beard and CIA awards.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Arun is proof you don't have to be a Type-A chef, with the accompanying theatrics, to become a star in the kitchen. This quiet, artistic, Buddhist chef is the epitome of humility and yet his restaurant is known as the best Thai dining in America. An ordained Buddhist monk, poet, and painter, Chef Arun Sampathavivat is a master of Thai cuisine. Since opening "Arun's Restaurant in 1987, he has become world-renowned “ and won a James Beard Award as Best Chef Midwest. Celibate, he lives with his brother in Chicago and still practices the tenets of Buddhism. Although the religion espouses rejection of "worldly things, Arun has had to embrace success. Frommers has described Arun's as "the best Thai restaurant in the country.


TV-G (30 MIN)

It's a day with the girls and Anna has her grilling mitts on. Miso grilled eggplant with scallops, grilled halibut with tomato vinaigrette, herb grilled corn on the cob, and chocolate hazelnut cheesecake with ice-wine peaces to tie it all together. Anna and the girls finish the day off with a trip to a Niagara Vinegar maker.


TV-G (30 MIN)

It's Treasure hunting time, and the backyard is fair game. With appetites the size of jungle animals, Anna kicks it into high gear and prepares: honey oat roasted pears, mushroom smoked cheddar frittata, sweet potato home fries, and chocolate griddle cakes with cinnamon peaches. A day trip to St. Catharine's' Market and hitting up some of the local garage sales makes this episode of fresh one you don't want to miss.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Anna takes a trip to Paron cheese makers before swinging by a golf tournament. As the golfers make their way through the course, Anna has prepared: Sesame pumpkinseed snaps, chorizo cheese potato wraps, and butterscotch white chocolate brownie bites. Beautiful landscapes, great food, and a game that everyone can enjoy, all on this episode of fresh!


TV-G (30 MIN)

Put some funk in your fries and some jazz in your jam, have fun with a theme dinner with tasty takes on 50's flavours. In this episode Anna makes: buttermilk friend chicken, fluffy biscuits, zucchini lemon slaw, and peanut butter and jam bread pudding. With a trip to Kurtz Orchards to make jam and everyone in high spirits, you will be asking for seconds from this episode of fresh.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Anna hosts a Bon Voyage Party where she sends some of her friends to Tuscany in style. Inspired by Tuscan flavours Anna creates: ribollita (vegetable soup), tortellini with fennel cream, rosemary roasted pork with mushroom ragù, and sienna pan forte. It's time to brush up on your entertaining skills, all you need to know and more on this episode of fresh!


TV-G (30 MIN)

In the midst of harvest, Ravine Winery is a sight to be seen, Anna delivers a fulfilling supper to the team of hardworking winemakers: Concord grape focaccia, whole roasted chicken with sweet potato stuffing, autumn celery root potato salad, and an easy apple tart that is suitable for any occasion. With gorgeous rolling vineyards, dinner on the table and a glass of wine in hand, this episode of fresh is a must see.


TV-14+D (60 MIN)

Hired by an unlikely source, Angie and Shade search for a missing minor, who's gotten caught up in a dangerous situation while hustling for fame.


TV-14+DLS (60 MIN)

Angie and Shade put their hearts and finances on the line in the seemingly glossy world of speed dating to catch a predatory identity thief.


TV-14+DLV (60 MIN)

A simple surveillance case at a karaoke bar in Little Korea escalates to contain real risk, forcing Shade and Angie to call in familiar reinforcements for help.


TV-14+DS (60 MIN)

When a lifestyle company's CEO is threatened, Shade and Angie need to find the source, despite her insistence that everything is going according to her very complicated plan.


TV-14+DS (60 MIN)

Magic and mayhem follow Shade and Angie as they track a fugitive on the run, while their disparate choices threaten to tear them apart.


TV-14 (60 MIN)

A brazen jewelry heist throws Shade and Angie into the wild world of weddings, and forces them to go undercover as an engaged couple in love.


TV-14+DL (60 MIN)

The owner of a car racing team, Emilia Mantella, hires Shade and Angie to investigate threats against her business, and her driver. Meanwhile, Angie and Shade buckle up for a bumpy ride as they adapt to their new roles as full and equal partners.


TV-14+L (60 MIN)

The tenacious Zoe Chow hires Shade and Angie to find out who has broken into her apartment in the Beach. It looks like their client may be imagining things “ until they uncover a real-life conspiracy to tear down Zoe's eightplex and replace it with a massive condo tower.


TV-14+DL (60 MIN)

When Principal Frame's most beloved teacher is accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student, Shade and Angie are hired to investigate the scandal, uncovering that its origin is linked to an exclusive student club.


TV-14+L (60 MIN)

Fashion designer Carla Costa hires Shade and Angie to guard her new collection, but the gig goes sideways when it's stolen days before her career-defining show.


TV-14+LV (60 MIN)

A brilliant orchestra conductor hires Shade and Angie to find his missing fiancée. But there's a catch “ she died 3 years ago. On the trail of a ghost, Shade and Angie unearth a dark secret with fatal implications for everyone involved.


TV-14+DLS (60 MIN)

Shade and Angie are hired by a stunning lawyer, Melanie Parker, to look into jury-tampering in the high-profile murder case she's prosecuting. During their investigation, they stumble upon a rival PI, Norm Glinski (guest star William Shatner), working the opposite side of the bench. With the odds stacked against them, our PIs find evidence that may put the entire case, and their careers, in jeopardy.


TV-14+LV (60 MIN)

After a series of break-ins, Angie and Shade are hired to find out who's targeting a pro bono medical clinic in Danforth Village. Their first surprising discovery? The clinic's Dr. Ken Graham also happens to be Angie's ex-fiancé! Despite his blossoming relationship with lawyer Mel, Shade is laser focused on proving that the handsome, humanitarian, multi-lingual, guitar-playing, motorcycle-riding Dr. Ken isn't all he's cracked up to be. But even he isn't ready for the surprise he discovers¦


TV-14+L (60 MIN)

When a panicked mortician hires Shade and Angie to track down a missing body, they find themselves crashing funeral services around the city, eventually unearthing a family plot to bury millions of dollars of a controversial inheritance. Meanwhile, Jules' impending birthday gives Shade a chance to show off his party-planning skills, but he still has one problem¦figuring out the right time to invite significant others to family affairs.


TV-14+DV (60 MIN)

Shade and Angie are called to fall in line and salute as they investigate an Army Cadet who has been reported missing. But the case goes AWOL as they discover a dark secret shared among the missing soldier and his two friends. Meanwhile, when Angie discovers Ken is still holding onto the engagement ring from years ago, past emotions of doubt and anxiety rush back, tempting her to cut and run all over again.


TV-14+DLV (60 MIN)

After being hired by a boxer to prove a fight was fixed, Shade's sucker-punched when he meets the boxer's manager: none other than his ex-manager who made off with all of Shade's money! Angie brings in her mother Nora as a gambling advisor to help crack the case, hopefully before their client gets the knockout of her life.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Like many other young couples today, Candice & Clint want it all, and they want it now. They're both guilty of the typical spending crimes “ financing multiple cars, eating out, electronics, entertaining, purchasing home furnishings and over extending themselves on a mortgage they can't afford. But what sets them apart from other young couples is the sheer amount of debt” $80,000” which they've racked up in five short years. Now, the debt is threatening their ability to start a family. Candice feels powerless to stop her husband's spending. Unless Gail can get fun-loving Clint to focus on what's really important, these childhood sweethearts could end up apart.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Daniela and Rachel are total opposites in their attitudes towards money. When Daniela gets cash, she's like a kid in a candy store. Her wife, Rachel says she'd rather go without. What they have in common is over $54,000 in debt. Impulsive spending on big-ticket items with no plan for repayment has landed Rachel and Daniela in serious debt. Gail needs to get these opposites on the same page or there won't be a happily-ever-after for these newlyweds. Gail challenges them to make a five-year plan that will prioritize their goals of paying off their home and starting a family.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

20-somethings Jeff and Tara are both Social Workers who spend a lot of time giving. Providing primary support care for a teen, they have nearly all of their housing costs covered, but they still manage to fritter away their income on over-the-top weekends where they maximize their quality time together. They dream about one-day tying the knot but with debt of nearly $90,000, their dreams are on hold. Tara wants Jeff to get serious and start controlling his impulses, while Jeff wants Tara to recognize the benefits of their current living situation and figure out how to make a dent in her massive student loans. Getting this couple on the road to adulthood requires teamwork and trust. Gail finds ways for Jeff and Tara to stop stalling and start supporting.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Between them, Sharon and Brad have failed relationships, six kids and nearly $60,000 of debt. They're full of good intentions, but with Sharon's unemployment, Brad's financial foolishness, and a total lack of communication these two are at the breaking point. When faced with financial problems in the past, their solution was to separate their accounts and bills entirely, but that only proved to drive them further apart. In one of her most fiery challenges ever, Gail tries to provide this drifting couple with a second chance at love by forcing them to address the topics they've been avoiding. Pushed to the limit, will Sharon and Brad learn how to depend on one another, or will their financial future go up in flames?


TV-PG+D (30 MIN)

Leslie and Jurgen are a couple in crisis. While they both clearly love their son, and each other, their on-going financial problems have driven a wedge between them that's so deep, it may be too late to bring them back together. Leslie feels isolated as she deals with the money and bills on her own, while Jurgen keeps himself intentionally in the dark. Gail has to get this couple back in touch with their money, but just it's just as important that they focus on their relationship before deciding what their future will be.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Jenna and Mark are a classic case of too much, too soon. These self-indulgent 23-year olds have no life skills. They don't know how to run a home, or a budget, and their frivolous spending has landed them deep in debt. Jenna assumed all of Mark's past debt, but she harbours a lot of resentment. Mark senses Jenna's anger and as a result, he doesn't want to add to their existing debt with an expensive wedding. These two are going nowhere fast, causing Gail to ask "Will this be the first couple to break up on camera? To bring them back from the brink of collapse, Gail needs these ungrateful adolescents to start appreciating one another and simple day-to-day life.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Stephanie and Sam are parents of four whose financial priorities are very different. Sam's need to have the biggest and best of everything has led to financial chaos, as Sam pursues what he calls "the Wow Factor. Despite the fact that the family has already lost one home, and may be on the brink of losing another, Sam seems oblivious to the toll his actions are taking on his wife and children. While Stephanie tries her best, she's ultimately left with some very tough choices to make.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Newlyweds Shannon and Colin started their marriage off in an unusual way “ as an engaged couple, they purchased a brand new home and made the mortgage payments for eight months while still living separately in their parents' homes. Once they moved in, Shannon's desire for the the lifestyle of a couple twice their age led them to some expensive choices, and now it's all catching up to them. Amongst other things, the young pair argue about how much debt they're actually in: Shannon says it's about $30,000, while Colin insists the sum is only $25,000. Whatever the sum, one thing they can agree on is that "having become accustomed to certain lifestyles in a rent free environment, they're now finding it difficult to give up their free spending ways. They admit they're in way over their heads. Besieged by the escalating payments, they want a way out that won't cost them everything they (don't) own. They lack the tools, expertise and perhaps even the will power to manage on their own and the