Scripps Networks Interactive late Thursday announced it is shuttering the seven-year-old Fine Living Network, with an eye toward relaunching the property as the Cooking Channel.

The Knoxville-based FLN will pull up stakes in the third quarter of 2010, moving to the Chelsea Market in Manhattan, home of Scripps powerhouse brand Food Network.

According to SNI, the Cooking Channel will focus on instructional programming, the sort of kitchen-based chop-n-chat fare that characterizes Food Nets’ daytime and weekend lineup. As part of the overall mix, there will also be an emphasis on wine and spirits, healthy and vegetarian cooking and kids’ foods.

via Mediaweek

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