10 Upfronts


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Ten’s Upfronts are starting tonight… it will be interesting to see what CBS has been able to bring to the table in such a short period of time.

More details tomorrow.


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New:

Bachelor In Paradise.
Set in a romantic tropical overseas destination overseas, this exciting new event series features former fan favourites and stand – out characters from previous seasons of The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia – including Keira McGuire, Laurina Fleure, Tara Pavlovic, Apollo Jackson, Michael Turnbull and Davey Lloyd – returning for another chance at romance and love. With Osher Gunsberg presiding , Bachelor In Paradise will be one of the most talked about new shows of 2018 as it follows the contestants as they build new relationships, fall in love or face heartbreak, again. Bachelor In Paradise is produced by Warner Bros International Television Production Australia.

Blind Date.
Fresh, funny and full of surprises, Blind Date – the original and most enduring, endearing and entertaining dating format – is a show for the whole family to enjoy. With comedy superstar Julia Morris at the helm, would – be suiters searching for their ideal partners, comedy and compatibility will go hand – in – hand. Each week, one single person will ask three hidden potential suiters three questions to determine which person is very right, or horribly wrong, for them. Expect sparks to fly and love to blossom, as Australia’s singles use sharp conversation and witty banter to find the right date for them. Blind Date is produced by Playmaker.

Street Smart.
Street Smart features a gang of astonishingly inept criminals. While they fancy themselves as the next Ocean’s Eleven, their bumbling antics align the group more accurately with the World’s Dumbest Criminals. Starring Tahir Bilgic (Pizza, Swift and Shift Couriers) as gang leader Steve and Rob Shehadie (Housos) as his nemesis Joe the parking officer, Street Smart offers a hilarious and unpredictable trip into the world of disorganised crime in the Australian suburbs. Street Smart is produced by CJZ and has received principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW.

Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures.
Looks like it is finally time to hit the road again with Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures returning to Network Ten in 2018. Yes, 16 years since he first set fire to a national park, Australia’s most accident – prone outdoorsman is pulling on the khaki shorts once again. According to Russell it was always a question of timing. “I’ve got some free time now that my croc park has been closed, Ten made a decent offer and the court order banning me from coming within 10 metres of a marsupial has finally been lifted. So strap yourself in for another sun – drenched series of outback adventures – All Aussie style.” Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures is produced by Working Dog Productions.

Hughesy, We Have A Problem.
Dave Hughes’ brand new show Hughesy, We Have a Problem brings together the biggest names in comedy and entertainment for a truly noble cause: to help the people of Australia get over life’s infuriating problems. Hughesy w ill take the problems experienced by everyday Australians and turn them into working solutions. From how to handle infidelity to solving who gets to hold the television remote, there is no problem too big, small, funny or difficult for Hughesy and his team of comedians to tackle. Hughesy, We Have a Problem is produced by Screentime.

The Secret Life Of Four Year Olds.
This hugely engaging and fascinating fly – on – the – wall documentary series follows a group of four – year – olds as they meet at pre – school, in the most pivotal year so far in their young lives. Exploring how children make and break friendships, share, stand up for themselves and find their place in a social group The Secret Life Of Four Year Olds has been embraced by viewers overseas. Funny, cheeky, blissfully innocent and overwhelmingly honest, the world of a four – year – old is full of heart and a joy to behold. The Secret Life Of Four Year Olds is produced by Screentime.

Playing For Keeps.
From the production company behind The Secret Daughter and Underbelly, Playing For Keeps is an exciting new series about the women behind the men we barrack for on the footy field. As the series unfolds there will be affairs, business opportunities, fashion footnotes, faux pas, mounting credit card bills, groupies, harassment, racism, sexism, the ever – present paparazzi and an absurd amount of fun. It’s a world we’ve read about. Now we’re allowed inside. Playing For Keeps is produced by Screentime.

How To Stay Married.
Starring Pete Helliar and Lisa McCune, How To Stay Married goes behind the closed doors of a two – point four family who are stuck in a rut. Greg (Helliar) and Em (McCune) have been married for 12 years, but their relationship is lacking any spark. Life gets complicated when Em goes back to work for the first time since the kids were born, just as Greg is made redundant. And the situation complicates further when Greg’s man – child brother, Brad, moves in. How To Stay Married is a Princess Pictures and Pablo Pictures co – production which has received major production funding from Screen Australia.

Returning:

MasterChef Australia, the show that changed Australians’ television viewing and cooking habits, returns for a spectacular and inspirational 10th season. George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston are back, along with mentor Shannon Bennett and a line-up of guest chefs that includes Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson. The multi-screen sensation that is MasterChef Australia is set for its biggest and best season yet, a season full of surprises.

The family entertainment hit I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returns in 2018 for its fourth series, with Julia Morris and Chris Brown presiding over the adventures and antics of another collection of wild and wonderful celebrities in the South African jungle. From unbelievable tucker trials to jaw-dropping challenges, the celebrities face tests they never thought possible. Along the way, friendships develop and walls come down, as the celebrities laugh, cry, scream and amaze all of Australia.

The television, multi-screen, online and social media powerhouses The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia return in 2018, with a brand new Bachelor and Bachelorette embarking on their journeys to find love and romance. This year’s The Bachelorette Australia with Sophie Monk smashed television and online audience records, becoming the most successful series of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette ever seen in Australia. Next year promises to be even bigger, more romantic, funnier and more compelling.

Jonathan LaPaglia will host a new group of castaways for the third season of Australian Survivor. The new season, Champions v Contenders, will see champions from fields such as sport, entertainment and all walks of public life take on everyday Australians in the ultimate game of survival. In 2017, more than 21,000 Australians applied for their chance to outwit, outlast and outplay the rest to win $500,000 and the title of Sole Survivor. Who will reign supreme in 2018?

It was the most talked about television defection of this year, and in its 10th season The Project is set for a massive 2018 with Lisa Wilkinson joining the stellar hosting team of the award-winning show, alongside Peter Helliar and TV Week Gold Logie Award winners Carrie Bickmore and Waleed Aly. Presenting news and entertainment differently from Sunday to Friday, The Project is the smart and fresh destination for news and current affairs.

Network Ten’s hit comedy panel show, Have You Been Paying Attention?, brings together the funniest people with the sharpest wit for an hour of stellar entertainment every week. Tom Gleisner, Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang all return, and with the show continuing to win new fans, the team is set for a bumper 2018.

After posting record audience numbers this year, Gogglebox Australia returns in 2018 with Australia’s most genuine and frank television critics. The country will laugh, cry, think and join in with the Goggleboxers as they react to the television programs of the week.

He pushed his body to the extreme in the ground-breaking first series and now Todd Sampson is ready to go even harder in the brand new season of Todd Sampson’s Body Hack 2.0. In just one of the extraordinary episodes in this new series, Todd is attached to the Iraqi Army Special Forces in the final days of the battle for Mosul, to experience first-hand the impact of frontline conflict on the human body.

Steve Baxter, Janine Allis, Andrew Banks, Naomi Simson and Glen Richards plus host Sarah Harris are returning in 2018 to help a new batch of Aussie entrepreneurs turn their ideas and inventions into successful businesses in the fourth season of Shark Tank.

Grant Denyer is also back for a new season of the much-loved game show Family Feud and its hit spin-off, All Star Family Feud.

Amanda Keller, Barry Du Bois, Chris Brown and Miguel Maestre return for the seventh season of the TV Week Logie Award-winning The Living Room. Firm friends on and off-screen, the warmth and humour of these four hosts shines, as they bring their unique blend of entertainment, advice and makeovers to Friday nights.

One of Network Ten’s newest local hits will be back in 2018. The funny and fast-packed game show Cram will also be on back on our screens, hosted by Peter Helliar with team captains Dilruk Jayasinha and Virginia Gay and a cast of leading comedians, actors and television stars.

The unique combination of the Bondi Rescue lifeguards’ second-to-none life-saving skills and larrikin attitude has captured the attention of millions of viewers worldwide and cemented the series as one of Australia’s most enduring factual shows. In 2018, join the 33 highly trained men and women, custodians of Australia’s most famous beach, for season 13 of Bondi Rescue.

New International:

Instinct
Based on a book by best-selling author James Patterson, Instinct follows former CIA operative Dr Dylan Reinhart, played by Alan Cumming, who has since built a “normal” life as a professor and writer. Dr Reinhart’s peace is disturbed, however, when he is lured into the drama of his former life by tenacious NYPD detective Lizzie Needham, who engages his expertise to help catch a dangerous serial killer. The much-anticipated US drama also stars Naveen Andrews and Australian actor Bojana Novakovic.

SEAL Team.
The former star of Bones, David Boreanaz, stars as Jason Hayes, leader of the most elite Navy SEAL team the United States has to offer, as he and his team train, plan and execute high-stake missions across the globe. The noble cause of serving one’s country comes with a cost, as it places strains on the SEALs and their families. SEAL Team also stars Max Thieriot and Jessica Paré.

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Mark Feuerstein stars in a family comedy inspired by his own life, playing actor Josh Roberts, a new divorcee forced to move home to New York in order to regroup. The only problem is, his new apartment is sandwiched between his doting but meddlesome parents on one side and his overachieving brother, his wife and their baby on the other. 9JKL also stars David Walton, Elliott Gould and Linda Lavin.

Returning International:

Network Ten’s 2018 line-up includes the best content from overseas, including one of the most-
watched television series in the world – NCIS – plus NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Madam Secretary, Bull and Wisdom Of The Crowd. From the UK comes The Graham Norton Show and new series and specials from Sir David Attenborough and Jamie Oliver.

Sport:

There is just over one month to go until the highly anticipated return of the KFC Big Bash League with every match broadcast live, free and exclusive on Network Ten. Returning on 19 December, an incredible schedule will see 43 matches played in 48 days, including six double-headers. All matches in the extended season will broadcast in prime time on TEN or ONE, so fans will not miss a minute of the action. British cricket legends Michael Vaughan OBE and Graeme Swann join Network Ten’s commentary team this summer, alongside Australian cricket legend Andrew Symonds, current Australian cricket team coach Darren Lehmann, former New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum and crowd favourite Kevin Pietersen.

Together with regular expert commentators Adam Gilchrist AM, Ricky Ponting AO, Mark Waugh AM, Damien Fleming, Mel Jones, Lisa Sthalekar, Roz Kelly, Mark Howard and Andy Maher, the newcomers complete an all-star line-up of commentators throughout the season, delivering a first-class television experience for fans of all ages.

Network Ten Executive, Big Bash, David Barham, said: “The addition of Vaughan and Swann to Network Ten’s commentary team ensures that our coverage of the KFC Big Bash League will take on a new dimension this summer. “Network Ten has the most exciting and contemporary cricket commentary team and in an Ashes year, the Brits will provide insight and humour for cricket fans around the country. “The KFC Big Bash League has gone from strength to strength on Network Ten over the past four years and we look forward to another successful season,” he said.

Network Ten will also broadcast 12 matches of the Rebel Women’s Big Bash League, including four of the matches that launch the 2017-18 season from Saturday, 9 December, live and exclusive on TEN. Ten of the 12 Rebel Women’s Big Bash League matches will be shown on TEN. Mel Jones and Lisa Sthalekar will be back as commentators, along with Andy Maher.

Cricket is just the start of Network Ten’s sport line-up for 2018. Next year, Ten also delivers for motorsport, the Hyundai A-League and rugby.

Network Ten will broadcast, live and free, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, all MotoGP races including Phillip Island, the hit magazine show RPM and the biggest Supercars Championship events, including the Supercars Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. In 2018, Network Ten will broadcast the Hyundai A-League, with the best game of the week – the Harvey Norman Saturday Night Football Hyundai A-League match – given a consistent timeslot and free-to-air television home on ONE. Network Ten will also broadcast all of the finals, as well as the Caltex Socceroos friendly matches after the completion of the World Cup Qualifiers.

Rugby fans are in for a massive year in 2018, with Network Ten presenting the three Test matches against the Irish in the June Test Series; all of the Wallabies’ matches in the Rugby Championship; and a third Test match against New Zealand as part of the Bledilsoe Cup.


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ELEVEN AND ONE IN 2018.

After increasing audience share in its target market of men 25 and older during 2017, ONE will continue to bring viewers strong, factual programming, together with new action and retro movies, more true crime and the best sporting action with the Hyundai A-League and MotoGP.

With brand new Countdown to Murder, Vanity Fair Confidential, Forensics and Homicide: Hours to Kill, ONE is the multi-channel destination for gripping real-life crime stories.

Successful factual series such as Car Crash Global and Rocky Mountain Railroad are back, along with dramas Scorpion, MacGyver and NCIS, plus a host of Sir David Attenborough specials.

ELEVEN enjoyed another successful year in 2017 in its heartland of people aged 16 to 39 and that success will continue in 2018. Australia’s longest-running serial drama, Neighbours, kickstarts ELEVEN’s early evening block, before classic comedy takes over, including the iconic sitcom Will & Grace.

A selection of new and hilarious stand-up comedy shows and a brand new series of Australia’s premier music show, The Loop, are coming to ELEVEN in 2018, along with favourites including Supernatural, Frasier, Rules of Engagement, Everybody Loves Raymond, Sex and the City, contemporary family, comedy and romantic movies, and the show that introduced the social phenomenon of carpool karaoke, The Late Late Show With James Corden.


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Network 10’s Had A Refresh

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So you heard the news? Network 10 has had a bit of work done. But unlike the Botox we got that one time after a few too many cocktails, this is a makeover that’s got us looking fresher than ever.

For the first time in almost three decades, Network 10 has a whole new look.

And it’s not just a quick logo change, we’ve undergone some changes across the entire network.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new-look 10.

Say hello to the bigger, brighter Network 10

Introducing the channel formerly known as ELEVEN, we’d love you to meet 10 Peach , the channel that’s there for you after a long day at work, a short day in bed or whenever you need that dose of light and laughter.

Alongside 10 Peach is our new look for ONE, now known as 10 Boss, the headquarters of attitude, packed to the brim with bold, self-confident characters. Serving you that “Olivia Benson” realness.

10 Boss is the home to all the strong character-led content like Judge Judy , Law & Order: SVU , NCIS , MacGyver as well as the Formula One, A-League and MotoGP.

Meanwhile 10 Peach will be the destination for the likes of Neighbours , This is Us , Supernatural , Charmed and The Flash to name a few.

Oh, but that’s not all.

“We have changed things up and not only do we have sparkling new looks and brands for 10, 10 Boss and 10 Peach in 2019,” Network 10’s chief executive officer Paul Anderson said, “with the imminent launch of 10 All Access and other big initiatives, the time is right to connect the whole family of Network 10 platforms and channels.”

“Our aim here is simple: make our brands more distinctive, give them stronger cut-through in a hyper-competitive media sector, ensure greater consistency across our family of brands, strengthen our already deep engagement with audiences, and underline our entertainment credentials,” Anderson said.

“If you cut out the jargon, what this means is that TV’s wild child has its voice back.”

But WAIT, there’s more !

Along with the streaming service, 10 All Access , backed by CBS, we’ll also be launching a new podcast business with 10 Speaks !

Of course, you’ll still be able to catch up on all your faves like Playing for Keeps and The Bachelorette Australia on 10 play .

Hell, even us here at 10 daily have had a slight touch-up – check out our slick new logo – and not only that but our News family, TEN Eyewitness News First at Five will save you a ton of time with their new name: 10 News First .

Sandra Sully told 10 daily just how excited she is for the fresh new revamp.

“Obviously I’ve been at Ten for a long time,” she said at 10 Upfronts.

"We’ve always been a little bit cheeky, a little bit irreverent. The news has always been serious but with that cheeky upswing.

Sully added that 2018 is exactly the right time for the big re-brand.

"We’ve got cool new owners and we need to own who we are and what we’re about. I think it’s time to walk our walk and talk our talk – loudly and proudly.

“It’s a really exciting time for us and I’m proud to be a part of it,” she told Ten daily.

For now here’s where you can find us…

On Facebook:

10 News First
10 News First Sydney
10 News First Melbourne
10 News First Queensland
10 News First Adelaide
10 News First Perth
10 daily

On Twitter:

@10NewsFirst
@10NewsFirstSyd
@10NewsFirstMelb
@10NewsFirstAdl
@10NewsFirstQLD
@10NewsFirstPER
@10Daily

On Instagram:

@10daily


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Which Pilot Shows Have Liftoff?

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Four of Network 10’s Pilot Week shows will be making their way onto screens as full series in 2019. The four shows will be Taboo, Kinne Tonight, Trial By Kyle and Bring Back Saturday Night.

Network 10 Chief Content Officer Beverley McGarvey said: “We had a great time bringing new programming ideas to our audiences and were very happy with the overall response through live audience numbers, 10 Play and social media.

“We listened to feedback and combined this with range of other measures from timeslot to demographic performance before deciding which programs we would commission to a full series.

Taboo, Kinne Tonight, Trial By Kyle and Bring Back Saturday Night will air on 10 in 2019 as full series, representing a serious investment in unique and local production. These shows complement our fantastic slate of programming for 2019 and cement 10’s role as the innovator, and sometimes wild child, of Australian commercial TV.”

In an Australian television first, Network 10 brought the unique and innovative concept of Pilot Week to Australian television audiences in August this year. Pilot Week premiered eight original and provocative pilots of domestically-produced television

programs, across a number of different genres, broadcast in prime time across one week.

Ms McGarvey continued: “With Pilot Week, we opened up the later evening and Saturday night timeslots to new programming formats and were able to gauge how audiences engage with these formats at these times.

“Some of our hit shows like Have You Been Paying Attention? and Gogglebox prove that audiences are happy to continue watching premium, engaging content later in the evening. The new Pilot Week series will help us deliver consistent programming audiences across prime time, throughout the week.”

Pilot Week will be returning in 2019, with 10 now open for ideas.

About the shows:

Taboo.

Taboo is a record-breaker in its home country of Belgium and although this one has a simple premise, it hits home harder than you might expect. Each week, a different comedian spends five days and nights with members of a disadvantaged group in society and uses the experience to perform a stand-up routine about them. Did we mention the subjects are sitting in the front row? This outstanding show is produced by Lune Media.

Kinne Tonight.

Modern life can be a real buzz kill, so why don’t we ditch it for a while and laugh along with Troy Kinne’s fast-paced Kinne Tonight produced by Big Yellow Taxi Productions.

The things in life that have contributed to a tiring week become laughing fodder for our viewers in this fresh comedy that leaves no one safe, including – perhaps most importantly – the viewers themselves.

Trial By Kyle.

Ever wondered what Judge Judy would be like if she was a controversial male shock jock who lives in Australia? Neither have we. Fortunately Screentime Australia produced Trial By Kyle anyway and we’re very glad we found out.

The toughest cases, biggest celebrities and genuine disputes can only be settled by one man, Kyle Sandilands. When you add The Bachelor Australia star and criminal lawyer Anna Heinrich into the equation, ready and willing to forensically analyse whatever evidence may come her way, the case is closed on this sure-fire hit.

Bring Back Saturday Night.

Originally we’d planned to write a blurb about Rove McManus’ new generation-bending live TV conquest, but after it set social media ablaze, we thought we might just let Twitter do the talking:

#Roveau is my hero. #PilotWeek” – Sam Dastyari

“You actually got me to turn off Netflix. That’s impressive!” – Ryan Betson

“There’s no way that’s not getting picked up for a full series” – Mark Humphries

“Great job” – Todd Sampson

“Bring it back for sure” – Sarah Harris

The reviews are in and Australia is behind Rove and his quest to reunite the country’s greatest acts, bands and TV stars in a fresh spin on the Saturday night variety hour of old, produced by Roving Enterprises.