ION Life | Schedule

TV-PG (30 MIN)

Why nursing homes are hotbeds for "mean girls, how standing can trim your waistline and why women are better dealmakers.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Family photos and their impact on our sleep, what our dreams mean, distancing ourselves from personal space invaders, taking vitamins properly and gift giving ideas for exes.


TV-PG+L (30 MIN)

Tara Dowdell was a fiery personality on The Apprentice. Ken Stafford was the big and burly NY cop from Survivor. Prince Lorenzo was the first of royalty to appear on The Bachelor and Chip Arndt is one half of the team that won the Amazing Race 4. These and many other reality TV stars have used their fame to support causes close to their heart. Now that he's on TV, Murtz Jaffer, Reality TV's, number one fan also wants to find a charity he's passionate about. But when confronted with a deadline, Murtz is thrust into a scenario right out of The Apprentice. He and a team of dedicated Stars rush to put on a huge event that will put his newfound cause on the map.


TV-14+DL (30 MIN)

What happens when you put three MTV Reality stars, a Big Brother Icon, and the Number one fan of Reality TV in a Hollywood mansion for 2 days? Does the delicious drama unfolding in our favorite reality shows truly happen in front of ˜innocent' cameras? Or do participants need a little prodding from the producers. Murtz Jaffer creates homage to shows like ˜Real World' and ˜Big Brother' to see if close quarters with housemates creates the drama we so crave¦or do the producers of his show need to stir the pot a bit?


TV-PG (30 MIN)

From uncovering some of the world's best inventions such as the spinning wheel, carding machine, and first mechanical calculator, to looking into some of the worst ideas that were given a patent, to some of the most surprising statistics about the world around us.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

From the history of well-known diseases and disorders, to the legacies of some famous Yankees and Ancient Greeks, and the untold stories of some unknown people who had huge impacts on history.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Dressed in camouflage, toting a rifle, surrounded by her champion Nova Scotia Duck Tollers, Sue Kish is not your typical breeder. She has a mission¦one she believes most dog breeders have forsaken. She believes dogs are born to hunt, "I breed in order to maintain a dog's natural instincts. Along with her sister Dianne, and their two French Canadian "crack shot boyfriends, Sue owns Foxgrove Kennels, an international renowned breeding and training facility located on a picturesque country estate. Her facility is so highly regarded people board their dogs for training for as long as nine months, or place themselves on a year long waiting list for puppies. For Sue to maintain her reputation as a top breeder and trainer, she needs her own Duck Tollers to set the high standard. And that's done at the Canadian Kennel Club's licensed Hunt Test “ where a variety of breeds are put to the test for their water and land retrieving skills. Her best performer, Raison, only needs one more win to earn


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Breeders, Heather and Greg Pendragon, are passionate about their plethora of poodles. But their love affair with this canine began with just one - Greg's poodle, named Uther Pendragon. When Greg and Heather married, it was bow-tie sporting Uther who walked Heather down the aisle and gave her away with a bark. And with that “ their breeding careers began. People often think the Pendragons are quirky. After all, Heather knits sweaters from poodle hair, and they take their dogs on ice cream runs into town. They are even considered unconventional by the prestigious Poodle Club of Canada. Their happy brood has now expanded to close to 30 pooches “ all under one roof. But soon there will be even more. One of their bitches is expecting a litter very soon. In her last pregnancy, only eight out of the 17 pups survived, and the Pendragons are doing their best to prevent a repeat of this heart-breaking situation. As a littler is born, we see how these dedicated breeders use human baby incubators, CPR, and


TV-G (30 MIN)

We have lots of volunteers this week including 2 WyoTech grads, suspension and air conditioning experts, Tim and our build team who turn our Mustang build into a roller with a new front suspension, 9 rear, and all the goodies to turn Paul's Mustang into a show winner!


TV-G (30 MIN)

Tim Strange & our WyoTech Build Team wrap up week 4 with the completion of Paul Kahler's '67 Mustang Coupe. This veteran and his family pick up their ride, and many of the volunteers are on hand to show their appreciation for his service to our country.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

On this episode of AHWD, The Travel Edition, the Snyder's travel to the diverse state of Utah, where Life is Elevated! Didiayer learns about local conversation and goes food foraging with Chef Viet Pham. Then, she uncovers the history of the surrounding rock formations in Moab and meets a Native American potter who gives her a lesson in this historic art form. And finally, Christopher takes a rumbling and tumbling memorable journey down the Colorado River!


TV-PG (30 MIN)

On this special edition of AHWD, The Travel Edition, we share some of our favorite moments with artists from around America. From world-famous marine wildlife artist, Wyland- to the unique chainsaw artist, Marlin Miller. This best of art and culture episode is sure to inspire!


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 (30 MIN)

20 year old Princess Sarah is a university student that takes from everyone around her. Sarah's parents reluctantly finance her excessive lifestyle, shelling out almost thirty-five thousand dollars a year to keep their Princess primped and preened to her liking. Spending eight times the amount on her indulgences than she does on her needs, Sarah has crammed her closets full of expensive brand name items, all on her parents' dime. If Sarah's parents are her benefactors, than her roommates are her maids: since she refuses to pitch in around the house, Sarah's roommates consistently find themselves cleaning up her messes, and have begun seriously considering moving out as a result. Despite their generosity, Sarah has no problem giving her family and friends the cold shoulder when she doesn't get what she wants from them, a hurtful trait that has begun to isolate Sarah from those that care about her. Can host Gail Vaz-Oxlade teach this spoiled Princess to stand on her own two feet?


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Image obsessed Diana spends tons of money trying to impress strangers. Even at 25 years of age she feels that as long as she is under her parent's roof, it is their responsibility to take care of her and that it's her boyfriend, Tino's, responsibility to make sure she has everything she wants to make her happy. Host Gail Vaz-Oxlade must show this material girl that there's more to life than big houses and diamond rings “ and her future with Tino depends on it.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Celebrate a divorce? Do people do that? Well Melissa Richardson does. She wants to leave behind the old and embrace the new with a fresh look “ all in time for her "Divorce Party. So Melissa is inviting twenty of her closest friends to help her celebrate this junction in her life. Diva on a Dime will help her find just the right outfit to help launch the next phase of her life, keeping in mind that as a new single she needs to watch her dimes and pennies.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Diva on a Dime has been invited to make over a young eager firefighter, just in time for a bachelor auction at the Annual Firefighter's Ball. A sexy Armani couture outfit is our inspiration and we polish up this potential hottie “ all in the name of charity!


TV-PG+L (30 MIN)

Robyn's a stand up comedienne whose weight issues are no laughing matter. She wants to look svelte for her upcoming showcase and break the stereotype that funny women have to be fat.


TV-PG+L (30 MIN)

Chelsea has packed on the pounds since getting married three years ago. She's desperate to look hot for her upcoming anniversary, but it'll mean a complete lifestyle change for this chip-aholic.


TV-G (30 MIN)

After a long week at work, Anna decides to make her family a meal of all their favourite comfort foods. She starts with a wholesome Pot Roast and Dumplings, with a Broccoli Cheddar salad (bacon). She visits a local micro-brewery to pick up beverages to sit back and relax with, as well as liven up the roast. For dessert Anna makes an Apple Cranberry Crisp “ topping off a meal fit for the perfect night in.


TV-G (30 MIN)

An evening alone with Michael gives Anna a chance to prepare a delectable, herb inspired meal. She heads to a local greenhouse to buy fresh herbs for her Tomato Basil Tart and Seafood Parchment Parcels (white wine). For dessert Anna prepares individual Crème Brulee Cheesecakes. These ingredients combine to create delicate aromas, perfect for a romantic dinner for two.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Making rustic Italian recipes from a renowned restaurant cookbook, Anna and Kristina try to impress two Brooklyn chefs who take their meatballs very seriously.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Cooking bold Southwestern flavours from this celebrity cookbook isn't as sunny as Anna and Kristina had hoped.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Ed and Samantha are similar in many ways, but food is not one of them. Rocco teaches them some easy recipes they can enjoy together, like steak with tomato and spinach salad, Rocco's smoked oysters in hickory wood, and homemade spaghetti with white clam sauce.


TV-G (30 MIN)

The Boutzalis family has a hard time meeting together for mealtime, so Rocco shows them some fast and healthy meals that the entire family can enjoy together. Featuring dishes with fewer than 300 calories, such as ricotta gnudi, BBQ balsamic ribs, and vanilla soft serve made from sugar free pudding.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Frank is a guy on the go. With four kids, a managerial position at a recreation centre and a part time job as the front man for a rock band, Frank barely has time to cook, let alone refine his culinary skills. Frank really wants to learn how to cook so that he can not only provide hearty home cooked meals for his kids but also to inspire them to learn how to cook so they will be able to provide for their own families. Franks goes from goopy goulash to learning how to create the perfect cheesecake. He also learns to prepare a nutritious feta and spinach stuffed chicken breast as well as to take centre stage when he attempts mini-cheesecakes for a room full of VIPs including one of his rock idols. Poor Frank can sell a song, but his family isn't buying his cooking. If Christine can help him find his way, then Frank will end up a star on the stage and in the kitchen.


TV-G (30 MIN)

When it comes to cooking Ania, is a ˜nervous Nia' in the kitchen, so much so that her husband can hardly bear to watch her. And who could blame him? After all this 40 year old ad executive once cooked a turkey with the plastic giblet bag still stuffed inside of it, served raw chicken to a table full of her clients and tried to bake an apple pie on the barbeque. A lover of Italian food, Ania would love to be able to replicate some of the fabulous meals she had in Rome for her ˜foodie' friends. Ania starts with slaughtering spaghetti and meatballs and then meets an expert chef who shows off how to make sheet pasta. She also learns to make veal saltimbocca and attempts to make the grade when she prepares ravioli for students at her old alma mater. Even though Ania has scaled the heights of Kilimanjaro and swam with sharks, Christine will still have to fight against the rising tide of Ania's culinary trepidation in order to make her "Fearless in the Kitchen.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Fresh fish is on the menu in this episode of P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table. Also tips on growing cabbage and using it to create a delicious Cole Slaw. Plus, a fishing trip in the Arkansas Delta on the search for crappie.


TV-G (30 MIN)

P. Allen Smith visits Monticello, the home of our third president and first foodie. At Thomas Jefferson's home Allen heads to the garden to see what is being harvested for their annual festival. Allen also goes inside Monticello to see what a dining experience in the home would have been like in the early 1800's.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Columbus called this island "the Great Jewel of the Caribbean", Rudolfa Hood cooks traditional island favorites from the island of Nevis.


TV-PG (30 MIN)

Zorka Jovancevic and David make cabbage rolls and Coffee Cake.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Get into the drivers seat with Chef Michael as he races into the kitchens of some of the fastest drivers in the world including Mario Andretti. Chef Michael will be hooking up with the Paul Newman/Haas Indy Race car team's personal Chef to see how he goes about feeding that team to keep it well balanced and lubed.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Chef Michael discovers the magic and technique behind food advertising for television and print. We follow two talented and respected Food Stylists who earn their living by making tomatoes look great!


TV-G (30 MIN)

Michael has been travelling on business and looks forward to reconnecting with his family and his own kitchen. Inspired by a duck entrée he had earlier in the week, Michael creates a simple, flavourable pan-seared duck breast by marinating it with thyme, mustard and soya sauce. Bibb lettuce with a goat cheese vinaigrette and gnocchi with sweet baby peas complete this reunion meal.


TV-G (30 MIN)

Starting with fresh halibut and haddock, and a little East Coast inspiration, Michael devises a Mediterranean-style fish stew with the addition of fennel and tomato. He finishes it off with a tangy orange and garlic garnish. A French loaf with anchovy butter and a little zest of lemon perfects the meal.


TV-PG+L (60 MIN)

It's a square footage showdown, as these homeowners face-off for Paul's money saving commission free listing. Newly engaged, Lia needs to sell her tiny, cluttered home before she can move in with her fiancé, André. Lia must take on her dated kitchen, pink bathroom and maximize square footage to attract buyers, but when André gets occupied with work and family, Lia makes the costly decision to hire professionals. A disastrous discovery derails Lia's bathroom reno and threatens her chances in the competition. In order to financially recover from a divorce, Vladimir goes for broke by adding a second bathroom project to his already hefty project list. With contractor friend Ritz leading the charge, Vladimir's bathroom, kitchen and fireplace renovations get expert attention. In an attempt to cover costs, Vladimir holds a black-tie fundraiser. Will two weeks be enough for these competitors to reach their sale price goals?