Hit Show to Debut with All-New, Never-Before-Seen Episodes - Beginning July 7, 2008, Seven Nights a Week at 7pm ET
NEW YORK, May 20, 2008 - Scripps Networks announced today that the ground-breaking series Emeril Live!, hosted by Chef Emeril Lagasse, will premiere with all new, never-before-seen episodes on Fine Living Network (FLN) starting July 7, 2008, and will air seven nights a week at 7pm ET, followed by The Martha Stewart Show at 8pm ET. The show will continue to air on Food Network in a new daytime slot at 2pm ET/PT weekdays.
“We are very excited and proud to bring Emeril to Fine Living Network,” said Bob Baskerville, President. “FLN is the only place on TV where viewers will be able to see Emeril Live! seven nights a week, followed by The Martha Stewart Show in primetime. Having these two lifestyle icons back-to-back is a fantastic combination for FLN fans, and adds to our already impressive roster of lifestyle experts including designer Sarah Richardson, travel expert Stephanie Oswald, and celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Mario Batali.” He added: “This is the perfect addition to FLN’s lineup and celebrates Emeril’s longtime relationship with Scripps Networks.”
Brooke Johnson, President, Food Network, said: “Emeril and the show remain immeasurably important to Food Network and we are so glad that it will continue to air in our daytime schedule. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with him as part of the Scripps family.”
“From the very beginning of Emeril Live! our goal was to blend the art of cooking and entertainment, and make it fun and accessible to a wide audience,” said Emeril Lagasse. “Today I am very happy that the show has a new audience on Fine Living Network — it will be fun to kick things up a notch with Martha!”
Martha Stewart added: “I’m thrilled to have Emeril join me on Fine Living Network. I think viewers will really enjoy these two back-to-back hours of fantastic programming that both entertain and inform.”
The all-new premiere week airs Monday -Friday, July 7-11 at 7pm ET. Special encore presentations will air Saturday and Saturday, July 13-14, at 7pm ET. Beginning July 14, a new episode of Emeril Live! will premiere on FLN every Monday at 7 pm ET, with episodes from the Food Network library re-airing in that time slot on FLN Tuesday through Sunday, giving a new audience a taste of Emeril seven nights a week.
Emeril Live! first premiered on Food Network in 1997. A completely new format for cooking shows, Lagasse brought food television to a new level - making cooking more accessible than ever before, in front of a live studio audience. Lagasse has been the cornerstone of Food Network’s success and helped pave the way for chefs on TV. The show has hit numerous television milestones - Lagasse was the first chef to have food consumed in space when he created recipes for the astronauts at International Space Station; he redesigned and invigorated the cafeteria at Children’s Storefront in Harlem; cooked for the troops on military bases, firemen at firehouses, and more.
In April 2008, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia acquired the assets related to Emeril Lagasse’s media and merchandising business, including television programs such as Emeril Live!, in a transaction that paired one of the biggest brands in food-related content with the established leader in “how to” lifestyle information and content.
Fine Living Network (FLN) is the leading entertainment and information resource for programming that impacts viewers’ quality of life. The cable network, currently available in about 50 million homes, is dedicated to providing topical, timely and fast-paced lifestyle-related content for success-driven individuals who see value in knowing the best ways to spend their time and money. From the makers of HGTV and Food Network, Fine Living Network is available nationwide on DirecTV channel 232 and DISH Network channel 113, and on local digital cable. To find your cable provider, visit www.fineliving.com/TV.