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TV-PG (30 MIN)

It was Sara's love of food that drew her to the Culinary Institute of America after university, and today she's one of the most recognized personalities in the food industry. After studying in France and establishing a career in New York (at La Tulipe), she left the restaurant business to start a family. Today she has established herself as a beloved television host and teacher, speaking to an audience who, like her, wants to cook delicious “ but simple “ meals for a family. But she also serves a much tougher crowd: Sara is Executive Chef at Gourmet Magazine's private dining room where she has to satisfy the most discerning palates in the business.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Raised on a family farm near Lyon France, Daniel Boulud has become one of the most celebrated French chefs in America. Now based in New York City, he is owner chef of Daniel which, shortly after opening, was named "one of the best ten restaurants in the world. Then came Café Boulud in both Florida and New York, and a restaurant in the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He has the golden touch and now has even branched into his own line of kitchen wear including pans and knives.


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-G (30 MIN)

When you find yourself snacking more than eating meals, why not just make a meal out of snacks. It's a night with the girls at Anna's and they're nibbling on snacks during their Clothing exchange: gyoza dumplings (pork), wild rice risotto pockets with peppers & pumpkinseeds and maple baked apple bites. Snacking doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure, learn how healthy it can be, and indulge in this episode of fresh!


TV-G (30 MIN)

It's hot and spicy at Chilli Fest, and Anna's the judge on who makes it to the US competition. At home Anna spices it up with: Jalapeño pepper jelly, cheddar crackers with three pepper chicken chilli (white wine), and to put out the fire, double-chocolate ice cream sandwiches. Its time to kick it up a notch and add flavour to your favourite dishes, all on this episode of fresh!


TV-14 (60 MIN)

After a Mexican telenovela is plagued with near-fatal accidents targeting the lead actors, Shade and Angie are pulled headfirst into the melodrama of the soap opera's revival and uncover a decades-old murder.


TV-14 (60 MIN)

Zoe's away at a blood-spatter conference, so when a local sorority girl gets mixed up in a valuable comic-book theft, Shade and Angie lean on Liam, Jules, and Becca for help.


(60 MIN)

When a dangerous stalker targets a female golf pro during a celebrity golf tournament, Shade and Angie try to weed out who around her might have ulterior motives.


(60 MIN)

A high-rise office cleaner witnesses a murder in the new condo building next door, prompting Shade and Angie to dig into the dark side of the success-obsessed urban professional.


(60 MIN)

In the midst of the Toronto International Film Festival, a famous action star hires Shade and Angie to track down a missing heirloom in time for his big premiere.


TV-14 (60 MIN)

Becca's new documentary is put on hold when the jazz club she's featuring is set on fire by an unknown arsonist, the club's famous owner goes missing, and the police begin searching for him, claiming that he tried to destroy his own club


TV-14 (60 MIN)

It's the day of Danica and Kate's wedding, and a sudden storm strands the wedding guests on a Muskoka island where a plane crash and a wounded pilot unravel a mystery involving buried treasure and mistaken identities.


TV-14 (60 MIN)

In the colourful lights of a midway, Shade and Angie stumble upon the body of a carnival worker and are thrust deep into the world of travelling carnies, an eerily accurate psychic and a ring of thieves


TV-14+D (60 MIN)

When a pro hockey prospect goes down on the ice surrounded by suspicious circumstances, Shade and Angie must join forces to solve the mystery and save a life.


TV-14+DLV (60 MIN)

A high-profile murder in the sizzling-hot Toronto restaurant scene showcases to Shade and Angie how volatile partnerships and rivalries can get, just as they embark on creating a new one of their own.


TV-14+DL (60 MIN)

When a multi-million dollar racehorse goes missing, Shade and Angie head to the track to find answers, and encounter unexpected complications along the way.


TV-14+DS (60 MIN)

Secrets, lies and audiotapes. An attempted murder (or suspected suicide attempt) sends Shade and Angie to the eclectic Toronto Islands to find the truth behind the dramatic story unfolding around them.


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-PG (30 MIN)

After a year of unsuccessfully trying to conceive naturally, Jaclyn and Richard racked up thousands in fertility treatment costs on credit before becoming pregnant with their son Mac. Their debt piled up when Jaclyn's maternity leave reduced her regular monthly take-home pay by 55%, but Richard still plans to become a stay at home Dad. Neither Jaclyn or Richard are willing to give anything up to make ends meet. Host Gail Vaz-Oxlade breaks the difficult truth: if they don't stop encouraging each others' reckless spending and instead start working together to manage their finances, this couple's future may be filled with a big debt instead of the big family they've always wanted.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

After years of struggling with infertility issues, Tracey and Dan finally welcomed their baby girl into the world by surrogate. These parents spent over $120,000 in the process of conceiving their daughter, most of which was borrowed after Dan lost his job and their household income was greatly reduced. Now, with Dan working three jobs and Tracey on parental leave, they're struggling to pay their over half a million dollars in mortgages “ but that's not stopping them from planning for another costly surrogate process, or talking about early retirement. It's up to host Gail Vaz-Oxlade to teach Tracey and Dan that they can't have their cake and eat it too. If they don't start planning for their future, this couple will be faced with over a million dollars in debt, and no savings to provide the life they want for their child, or the retirement they want for themselves.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Self-employed couple Ingrid and Jamie agree they have a money problem, but while Jamie thinks they spend too much, Ingrid's convinced they don't have enough income, leaving any shortfalls to be filled in with credit. Now they're trapped in a circle of debt. Two children, a mortgage, and mounting bills have stretched Ingrid to her anxiety limit while Jamie is content to sit back and let it be. When they run out of cash for their jars in week three, Gail is left wondering how committed this couple is to fixing their financial mess.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Although they've been together for over ten years and have three children, Hollie and Sean are not married and they keep their financial arrangements separated. While Hollie wants to make it official, Sean's putting off the trip to the alter until they can afford a big wedding. Sean only pays for the mortgage and insurance, leaving Hollie to handle everything else. And with an ever-increasing debt load, the wedding is a distant dream. Now, Hollie's facing a family crisis which makes it even more urgent that they sort out their finances, and their relationship . Gail needs to show this couple that even though they're not hitched, their finances are.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Dental hygienist Liz and truck driver Will are engaged in a destructive spending game. Control freak Liz handles all the finances while keeping Will on a tight leash, yet still spends a lavish amount on clothes for herself, their baby and their dog. In retaliation, Will takes out costly cash advances. They've refinanced their home several times to hide debt in their mortgage to the point they now owe more than the house is worth. Getting this couple back on track means reigning in the spending, finding ways to re-build equity in their home and getting rid of the resentment between them. Gail finds way to get them fighting their debt rather than each other.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Lisa and Paul have dug themselves into a hole of overindulgence. Lisa spent $1,000 decorating their infant daughter's bedroom and has 15 outfits for their dog. Meanwhile, Paul drives a new car into the garage so often, they should consider installing a revolving door. Since they enable each other's bad financial habits there's no voice of reason to tell them that "negative equity is just marketing-speak for "debt. It's up to Gail to erase their illusions and straighten out these big spenders before they drive their young family into the ground.


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.