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ION Life Announces Expanded Programming Line-up Launching This Fall.

Five New Half-Hour Series Premiering on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Plus "Junk Raiders," Set to Debut in November

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- ION Life, the country's first television network dedicated to the celebration of a healthy, active and empowered life, has expanded its schedule of new programming with five new half-hour shows that are set to premiere on Tuesday, September 1. The new series include "The Right Fit," "Positive Living," "My Green House," "She's Crafty" and "Gen's Guiltless Gourmet." In addition, the half-hour series "Junk Raiders" will premiere on the network beginning Monday, November 2. The announcement was made today by Marc Zand, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs and Digital Networks, ION Media Networks.

"ION Life continues with its plan to become a destination for a compelling mix of fun and informative programming," said Zand. "What we offer viewers is truly unique and audiences are validating our winning formula each day by returning to ION Life to discover, learn and be entertained."

Joining the network (all times are ET) are:

* "The Right Fit"

9:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

A witty, fast paced and narrative-driven series about today's health and fitness issues, this program demystifies, entertains and informs viewers on a wide range of health and wellness issues. Light, bright and non-preachy, "The Right Fit" focuses on relationships and emotional issues; fitness and exercise; nutrition and eating; and natural and alternative healing.

* "Positive Living"

9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

"Positive Living" is designed to educate and motivate. A growing number of people are embracing conscious lifestyle values with an interest in creating a life of greater accomplishment, distinction and contribution. Show host and creator Aida Memisevic takes viewers on a fun, lighthearted journey as she seeks answers to questions relating to the science of success.

* "My Green House"

10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

"My Green House" is an environmentally friendly home refitting and lifestyle series that helps viewers understand the many choices they face in and around their homes. From energy efficient furnaces to solar water heaters, from mowing the lawn to changing a light bulb, there are hundreds of decisions we make every day that impact our ecological footprint. Join The Green Team as they visit one homeowner in each episode and help them discover environmentally friendly choices that can really make a difference.

* "She's Crafty"

10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.

This is definitely not your mother's macrame! For host Wendy Russell, getting crafty means creating high style decor without breaking the bank. Each episode is fully loaded with stylish do-it-yourself designs and crafting "rock stars" like author and eco-stylist Danny Seo, uber-cool designer and television personality Mark Montano and rocker and embroidery goddess Jenny Hart. They all join Wendy for this stylish and inspiring ride that proves that crafting is a fun and cost efficient way to liven up the home.

* "Gen's Guiltless Gourmet"

12:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Take a culinary tour of gourmet foods from around the world - with a twist! Using healthy ingredients and creative cooking methods, Gen can transform even the most decadent recipes into 'guiltless gourmet'. This series demonstrates how simple changes in diet and shopping habits can improve not only our health - but also that of the planet. The ingredients are organic, the sets are made from sustainable wood and even Gen's makeup and wardrobe are from eco-friendly companies.

* "Junk Raiders" premieres on Monday, November 2.

Hosted by Geoff Woodmansey, this half-hour series is a journey into 'freecycling,' the thriving do-it-yourself subculture that takes perfectly usable objects out of the trash and turns them into something completely new and different. With only $5,000, the "Junk Raiders" team has to turn an old factory space into a functioning live/work loft. Their primary building materials? Other people's garbage. And they only have a month to do it.

About ION Life:

Launched in February 2007, ION Life is the country's first multiple platform network with programming dedicated to the celebration of positive living, which will entertain, inform and inspire viewers to live up to their personal best. ION Life features acclaimed content by leading providers, covering topics such as fitness, diet & nutrition, pro-social and community engagement, travel & adventure, design & decor, and all categories promoting personal growth and achievement.

Parent company, ION Media Networks, Inc. owns and operates the nation's largest broadcast television station group and ION Television, which reaches over 96 million U.S. television households via its nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems, and features popular TV series and movies from the award-winning libraries of RHI Entertainment, CBS Television, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth Television and Warner Bros., among others. Using its digital multicasting capability, the Company has launched several digital TV brands, including Qubo, a channel for children focusing on literacy and values. It also has launched Open Mobile Ventures Corporation (OMVION), a business unit focused on the research and development of portable, mobile and out-of-home transmission technology using over-the-air digital television spectrum. For more information, visit
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