UPFRONTS | Steady approach as 10 looks to continue building momentum in 2020
Ahead of two media events today in Sydney, the 10 Network has outlined its vision for 2020
While last years Upfronts went big on announcing new shows, this year the focus is on continued growth of existing titles. All of the networks big reality shows are returning, including The Masked Singer and Dancing with the Stars.
Of course, the big news will be the naming of the three new Masterchef judges, this will be announced later in the morning. But the big rumour appears to be Andy Allen, Jock Zonfrillo, and Melissa Leong
Highlights from the announcement include confirmation, Australian drama Five Bedrooms will return for a second season. 10 will also finally premiere new six-part local drama The Secrets She Keeps, starring Laura Carmichael and Jessica De Gouw.
As previously revealed by TV Blackbox, Australian Survivor will get two seasons in 2020, kicking off with an All-Stars season in February.
On the comedy front, 10 has confirmed after it originally aired during 2018 pilot week, Drunk History will now get a full season. Also returning is Hughesy We Have a Problem and Kinne Tonight.
Plus, there will be a third edition of Pilot Week in 2020, allowing the network to continue experimenting with new titles.
Announcing the 2020 line-up, the networks Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said:
“A year ago we talked about cementing our position as leaders in escapist entertainment and promised we would have differentiated flagship content targeting our key target market of under 50s – 50 weeks a year.
“We delivered on that promise and Australians responded. We’ve seen year-on- year TV share growth in all key demographics since August. 10 Play and 10 Daily have delivered record audience numbers. 10 All Access is an out-of-the-box success. Our 10 Speaks podcasts are winning new fans every day.
“This year we’ve successfully added new, multi-platform content that will grow in the years to come, including The Masked Singer Australia, Dancing With The Stars and Five Bedrooms,” she said.
“Those three new hits have joined a stable of proven performers including MasterChef Australia, Have You Been Paying Attention?, Gogglebox, The Bachelor Australia, Australian Survivor, The Project, 10 News First, The Bachelorette Australia, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, the Melbourne Cup Carnival and many more.
“In 2020, our content will be everywhere – across all platforms – creating a playground that will ensure our shows connect with Australian’s like never before and get all of Australia talking.”
10 in 2020 - Media Release
Network 10’s big year starts in early January, when Julia Morris and Chris Brown step back into the jungle for a new season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
This year we proved Australians are looking for an alternative to summer sport on TV. The mighty jungle is showing no signs of sleeping in 2020, with more screams, snakes and suspense than ever before.
After posting its best audience numbers ever, Australian Survivor returns with Jonathan LaPaglia leading an All Stars format. It hits our screens in February. And the good news continues: there will be a second season of Australian Survivor in 2020.
Also in February, Amanda Keller and Grant Denyer will samba back onto our screens for a sparkling new season of Dancing With The Stars, live, fabulous and filmed in Melbourne.
Our love triangle of Bachelor In Paradise, The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia will be back in 2020, with Osher Günsberg presiding over all the fun, romance, love and drama we’ve come to expect from the world’s most successful romance TV format.
Look out for Bachelor In Paradise early next year. And The Bachelor Australia will take on the Olympic Games, offering a strong alternative to wall-to-wall sport.
The phenomenon that is The Masked Singer Australia will be back in 2020 with new masked celebrities, extraordinary costumes and jaw-dropping performances. Did we mention it was our most successful new series launch in almost five years?
The Project enters its second decade next year setting the current affairs agenda and delivering news differently. 10 News First and 10 Daily lead Network 10’s news content and Studio 10 is back to freshen up your mornings.
Let’s talk about sport. Make that, big sporting events. 10 will again be the home of some of the biggest moments in sport, including the Melbourne Cup Carnival (we are, after all, its natural home), the Formula 1 2020 Australian Grand Prix and Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Proving that too much sport is barely enough, our line-up also includes more Supercars, Rugby including the Bledisloe Cup and the MotoGP World Championship.
Network 10 has a long and proud tradition of making Australians laugh. We will be doing it again in 2020 with new seasons of the hit shows Have You Been Paying Attention?, Gogglebox, Hughesy, We Have A Problem and Kinne Tonight, plus newcomer Drunk History. OK, the last one was part of Pilot Week in 2018 but the series is new. Speaking of Pilot Week, we will be making some very special announcements about this year’s pilots in the next few months.
You want drama? We have it. The breakout local drama hit of 2019, Five Bedrooms, returns in 2020, along with new seasons of Playing For Keeps and How To Stay Married. And we have the new series The Secrets She Keeps. As the name suggests, it’s all about secrets… that everyone wants to keep hidden.
Factual content is a key part of our line-up including The Living Room – with the wonderful Amanda Keller, Chris Brown, Barry Du Bois and Miguel Maestre – Ambulance Australia, Todd Sampson’s BodyHack, Bondi Rescue, Trial By Kyle and One Born Every Minute Australia.
From lands afar – the US and the UK to be precise – comes new seasons of NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Bull, FBI, The Graham Norton Show, various Jamie Oliver series and more.
And new for 2020 are FBI Most Wanted, starring local-boy-makes-it-big-in- Hollywood Julian McMahon, and the keenly anticipated The Gilded Age from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. The ensemble cast of this spectacular series includes Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon and Amanda Peet.
Less than a year after it launched, 10 All Access is a hit with viewers. Next year our new platform will get even bigger, with fast-tracked series including Broke, In The Dark and MacGyver, plus new seasons of Survivor, The Good Fight, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Unicorn, FBI and Evil Season.
Over on 10 Peach, Australia’s longest running drama series – Neighbours – hits another milestone next year: its 35th birthday. Yes, it’s older than many of its current cast members but it’s still going strong.
Joining Neighbours on 10 Peach is a strong collection of content, including all-new The Loop, Dating #NoFilter and Bojack Horseman, plus the iconic sitcoms Seinfeld, Will & Grace, Two And A Half Men, Mom and 2 Broke Girls.
And on Monday, 14 October, the battle of the uber popular sitcom reignites as Friends finds its new home on 10 Peach, ready to rival Seinfeld for the coveted title of The World’s Most Popular Television Show.
10 Bold has had a big year, posting strong audience growth – more than seven months of growth in fact. That’s going to continue in 2020, with new seasons of Madam Secretary, SEAL Team, Hawaii 5-O, NCIS New Orleans, MacGyver and LA’s Finest. And fans of NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Law & Order: SVU and CSI: Miami can feast on classic episodes.
Coming Soon To 10
Australian Survivor All Stars* Bachelor In Paradise*
Celebrity Name Game*
Dancing With The Stars*
FBI Most Wanted
Formula 1 2020 Australian Grand Prix*
Have You Been Paying Attention?*
Hughesy, We Have A Problem*
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!*
Melbourne Cup Carnival*
MotoGP World Championship*
NCIS: Los Angeles
Pilot Week 2020*
The Bachelor Australia*
The Bachelorette Australia*
The Gilded Age
The Graham Norton Show
The Living Room*
The Secrets She Keeps*
Todd Sampson’s BodyHack*
Trial By Kyle*