Programming highlights for 2004-2005. A BIKEography
(Canadian Premiere) Sept. 3 at 8:30pm ET/PT
Wanna pop a wheelie, anyone? Glorified in films and popular culture, the motorcycle has had an intriguing evolution. Explore developments in the life of the two-wheeler as
A BIKEography presents captivating stories about the motorcycle industry, its icons and industrialists, and the human fascination with this special breed of vehicle.
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 3 at 8pm ET/PT
A CARography puts viewers in the driver’s seat for an informative journey through the history of automobiles. Automotive experts explain society’s longtime love affair with vehicles including how Enzo Ferrari turned to road-car production as a way to finance his racing ambitions.
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 9 at 10:30pm ET/PT
There’s no place like home…American Home proves this familiar adage correct in the series that takes viewers inside some of America’s most interesting abodes – from the cosy and charming to the stately and refined. Learn the stories behind each home’s creation, as well as how the owners employ design to reflect their own distinctive identities. Also, get insights from architects and designers about renovating and decorating.
Around the World in 80 Homes
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 8 at 8pm ET/PT
Want to break free from the usual hotel routine and enjoy a cup of coffee in a real mug? Whether it’s a romantic break a sporty getaway or a family reunion, this series provides valuable information on how to locate and rent a spacious vacation home, often for considerably less than the price of a room at a resort.
Back to Basics
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 6 at 9pm ET/PT
Back to Basics features individuals who are getting the most out of life by identifying – and returning to – their comfort zones. Whether it’s learning the difference between ashtanga and kundalini yoga or rediscovering the joys of having a fireplace, viewers will see different people enriching their lives by striking a balance between their public and private passions.
Best for Less
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 6 at 10pm ET/PT
There’s only one thing needed to get top-quality products, goods and services for the least amount of money: the right information. Host Brianne Leary shares valuable tips, such as where to find a dream oceanfront property for a fraction of the expected cost, and how to buy high-end wines at screw-top prices.
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 7 at 8pm ET/PT
Breathing Room takes viewers inside exclusive sanctuaries in houses across the United States – unique spaces that are specially customized to enable homeowners to unplug and unwind. Host Amanda Pays interviews the owners and designers behind these spirited settings to learn why and how they were developed. Meet a homeowner who sculpted a spiral “beehive” library and a magician who conjured up a backyard tree house, modelled after his own craftsman-style home.
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 8 at 9:30pm ET/PT
Whether considering adventure vacations, planning spa treatments or kitchen upgrades, Deconstructed provides the facts, figures, advice and opinions to help viewers make the best decisions. Each episode highlights a different topic and provides essential information, including costs and other useful tips for new perspectives on everyday ideas.
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 7 at 10:30pm ET/PT
From covert operations and racecar driving to Dodgers camp and tossing a football with Joe Montana,
Fantasy Camp profiles numerous camps for adults that provide the ultimate in wish fulfilment. Follow the participants as they embark on once-in-a-lifetime experiences to live out their fantasies.
The Genuine Article
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 8 at 9pm ET/PT
Join host Gordon Elliott as he uncovers the stories behind labels and brand names for an in-depth look at the finest, highest-quality products and services in the world. From a silk producer and trumpet maker to a barbecue manufacturer and creator of home theatres, meet the creative people who share a passion for excellence, and learn how to find and access the world’s best treasures.
The Great Adventure
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 3 at 10:30pm ET/PT
The Great Adventure seeks out some of the best destinations for travellers looking for unique experiences, incorporating excitement by day and comfort by night. From adventures featuring new challenges, romance or simple retreats from the working world, this series provides plenty of exciting possibilities in a variety of locales around the world.
Life in the Fast Lane with Steve Natt
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 5 at 8:30pm ET
From taking his wife and daughter for an action-packed motorcycle lesson to participating in road tests for the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles, host Steve Natt drives home how to make great choices for mobile lifestyles, no matter what the budget.
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 7 at 9pm ET/PT
Join renowned chef and author Michael Chiarello on a journey through the Napa Valley as he meets the people who are influencing eating and drinking trends in America.
(Network Premiere)Sept. 6 at 8pm ET/PT
Go behind the scenes to watch ambitious restaurateurs face the ultimate challenge: opening a new restaurant. Follow each step of this exhilarating, consuming process from designing the restaurant space and hiring staff to creating the menu and, finally, the opening night extravaganza.
The Perfect Party
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 9 at 8pm ET/PT
From a special dinner to impress future in-laws to a neighbourhood block party, experts offer low-stress ways to create memorable experiences for partygoers and houseguests, even when time and money are in short supply.
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 6 at 8:30pm ET/PT
Radical Sabbatical focuses on the extraordinary stories of people who risked it all to pursue their passions. Find out what motivated these people to re-evaluate their lives, take chances and ultimately prove that following the heart has its own reward.
Ride Of Your Life
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 5 at 8pm ET
Travel from the design floor to the showroom with builders and collectors, going inside the world of motion and machines. Whether it’s a vintage Corvette or a jetaircraft, Ride of Your Life gives viewers a first-hand look at stylish transportation on wheels, wings or water.
(Network Premiere)Sept. 7 at 8:30pm ET/PT
Using imagination, existing furniture and a few fabulous finds, host Sarah Richardson transforms ordinary rooms into incredible living spaces. From bedrooms to living rooms, terraces to vestibules,
Room Service is about creating personal style and pulling it all together with flair.
Sheila Bridges: Designer Living
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 9 at 9:30pm ET/PT
Voted “America’s Best Designer” byTime magazine in 2001, Sheila Bridges shares her expertise and experience in order to help viewers complete interior design projects and solve design dilemmas. Bridges goes room to room, out on the town and into stores helping people identify and express their personal styles.
Simplify Your Life
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 6 at 9:30pm ET/PT
Caught up in the rat race? Working all the time and feeling like you can’t catch up? Each episode of
Simplify Your Life tackles a different problem and gives tips on finding more time for the things that are really important to your quality of life.
Simply Wine with Andrea Immer
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 7 at 9:30pm ET/PT
Master sommelier Andrea Immer is the perfect guide to the complex, and often confusing, world of wine. In this series, Immer goes beyond the vineyard tours and shows viewers how to find a $10 bottle of wine with the same lineage as a $2,00 bottle. She also helps viewers to decipher wine bottle labels and provides tips on how to select from a restaurant wine list.
The Thirsty Traveler
(Network Premiere)Sept. 8 at 8:30pm ET/PT
From the tawny port of Portugal’s sun-drenched Douro Valley and Connecticut’s cider mills, to the Cachaca on the Brazilian hillside and the Champagne region in France, host Kevin Brauch journeys to the world’s greatest wine, beer and spiritproducing regions and reveals the special ingredients that make these beverages unique.
Tricks of the Trade
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 6 at 10:30pm ET/PT
Get the inside scoop on cellphone service plans, high-definition televisions and extended warranties.
Tricks of the Trade provides tips about negotiating with car dealers, making the most of frequent flyer points, and avoiding dinnertime calls from telemarketers.
Your Private Island
(Canadian Premiere)Sept. 3 at 9:30pm ET/PT
Discover, relax and recharge as some of the globe’s most intimate corners are explored in
Your Private Island. From a deluxe resort in Belize to an uninhabited outpost in New Zealand, travel to places where people are redefining the term “great escape” and staking claim to seclusion on truly inspired adventures.
Other information about Fine Living:
- Check out Fine Living’s Channel Introduction article.
- Check out Fine living’s premiere dates.
- Check out our Canadian Television’s 2004-2005 Fall Season Preview for Fine Living’s upcoming launch/fall schedule!