PROGRAMMING WRAP | 10 promises second half 'fight-back' with strong line-up of new shows
To say 10 had a challenging start to 2019 would be an understatement.
Formats including Sunday Night Takeaway, Changing Rooms, and Ambulance Australia all flopped.
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, was a brief highlight while Dancing with the Stars barely managed to hold its own as the networks primary channel share fell well behind the ABC.
Thankfully however, the return of MasterChef Australia helped steady the ship, well produced seasons of The Bachelor and Australian Survivor have continued the positive momentum.
With Big Bash Cricket now a distant memory, 10 has promised viewers a full 50 weeks of entertainment programming in 2019. In discussions with TV Blackbox, the network has now confirmed an impressive slate of shows designed to win back audiences.
The Amazing Race Australia
As exclusively revealed by TV Blackbox in May "10 is looking for a massive finish to 2019, by making a significant investment in one of TV's longest-running reality formats, The Amazing Race."
The Masked Singer
Lindsay Lohan, Danni Minogue, Jackie O and Dave Hughes will all be taking their seats on the guessing panel to answer the question the whole country will be asking: who are under the masks!
If you've never heard of 'The Masked Singer' before, it's the new singing competition taking the world by storm. Hosted by Osher Günsberg, 12 celebrities will be decked out in the most outrageous costumes, completely obscuring who they are. Judged entirely on their vocal abilities -- each episode one celeb will be unmasked.
From Couch Critic to Jungle Kween, Angie Kent has well and truly won hearts across the country, but now the question is, who will win hers?
Sweet yet sassy, this 29-year-old Bachelorette is wide open to falling in love, but also isn't afraid to tell Mr. Wrong to hit the road.
Now, after years of taking care of the other people (and the rescue dogs) in her life, it's time for Angie to put matters of the heart first and take the leap into a bed of roses.
The fifth season of The Bachelorette Australia will follow Angie as she navigates a world full of handsome suitors, cheese platters and extravagant dates all in the name of finding Mr. Right. With a Bachelorette this loveable, the competition is going to be tough.
Playing for Keeps
From the production company behind The Secret Daughter and Underbelly, Playing For Keeps is an exciting 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.
Delhi 1795 – John Beecham, a former soldier in the East India Company, is determined to leave the past behind him and start a new life. When he arrives at the grand house the staff are shocked to discover that their secretive new master has arrived with his infant son August, a baby of mixed parentage. John is determined to reunite his family in Delhi and keep the identity of his child secret but at what cost to himself and those he loves?
Trial by Kyle
The toughest cases, biggest celebrities and genuine disputes can only be settled by one man, radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands. As Kyle carefully unravels each case, former The Bachelor Australia star and criminal lawyer Anna Heinrich is on hand to assist in forensically analysing the evidence.
The reboot is a twist on the original series with the actors playing heightened versions of themselves in a mockumentary about the making of a Beverly Hills 90210 reboot.
Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Shannen, Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it’s time to get a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot up and running.
Saturday Night Rove
Rove McManus has got you sorted for your Saturday night with the aptly titled Saturday Night Rove and it’s only seven short days away.
Spend the peak of your week in front of the telly with one very familiar face (that’d be Rove), another familiar voice (Judith Lucy) and a few newbies (soon to be your new faves Alex Lee, Alex Jae and Justin Hamilton) who are all prepped to make you laugh and then some.
Todd Sampson's Body Hack
TV Blackbox can also confirm 10 will return Todd Sampson's Body Hack to the line-up with 4 brand new episodes airing this year.
10 will also have access to new seasons of NCIS, SVU and FBI from late September. Broadcast dates for these titles are yet to be confirmed
I am… Roxy!
Delve head first into the daily madness of PR guru, publicity, talent manager, reality star, author, socialite, business maestro, wife and mum-of-two Roxy Jacenko.
The show is an uncensored foray into Roxy's life – at home, at work, at play – and offers unprecedented access to her family, work crew, high profile clients and showbiz friends. Whether darting to an urgent meeting at her Paddington HQ in her Aston Martin V8 Vantage, managing the extensive renovations on her impressive multi-million dollar home, organising a luxury auction to sell off all her "old" designer belongings or spending quality time with her family – there's never a dull moment on the Roxy-rollercoaster.
My 80 Year Old Flatmate
Australia is trapped in a housing crisis. Millennials are locked out of the rental market while many older Australians live alone in empty houses. Now, a unique social experiment finally poses a solution. Two older Australians will meet a group of millennials and choose two to trial living with. Our millennials will get free rent in exchange for helping out around the house. The two generations will share their space, their experiences, and maybe even learn from each other. One successful millennial from each trial will be offered the keys to the spare room. How will two very different generations get along under the same roof?
Part Time Private Eyes
Spying can be a mother of a job.
In an attempt to find work between school pick and drop off, two mums at a local primary school find themselves working together as Private Investigators. With very little experience between them, they are thrown deep into the world of working undercover; rushing to solve cases between 9 and 3pm.
When a school mum complains that she thinks her husband might be having an affair, fellow mums Val and Alex seize the opportunity to earn a quick buck. With newly-single Alex struggling to re-enter the job market due to lack of flexible working hours, and full-time Mum Val smack bang in a mid-life identity crisis, offering to 'investigate' could be the answer to all their problems! After all, it's just snooping, isn't it?
Sydney's Crazy Rich Asians
Money, shopping, cars, events and glamour. Sydney's Crazy Rich Asians follows the opulent lives of six very 'extra' characters and their local fixer who waits on their every want and need…no matter the cost.
Melbourne Cup Carnival
Back on 10 for the first time since 2001, this year's live broadcast of the Melbourne Cup Carnival covers four huge days of racing – AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Kennedy Oaks Day, Seppelt Wines Stakes Day and of course the race that stops the nation, the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day.
Tune in to the Race That Stops A Nation on 10 and LIVE streamed on 10 play.
International Horse Racing
Network 10, the home of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, is expanding its horse racing coverage to include key international events and major races in Great Britain and France.
The featured events to be broadcast on 10 Bold and streamed on 10 play on Saturday nights. Still for more fixtures to come this year.
2019 Rugby Union World Cup
The countdown continues to the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, and taking Australian audiences through the big matches will be a commentary line-up on 10 packed with rugby experience, insight and passion.
Bathurst 1000 and Supercars
Network 10 returns to The Mountain, delivering award-winning coverage of one of the biggest and most iconic events on the Australian sporting calendar.
Network 10 will once again bring motorsport fans all the action, excitement and drama of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship.
How to Stay Married 10 is yet to confirm if the Peter Helliar comedy will return for a second season.
Elementary A final seventh season, concluding in America on August 15th is yet to be scheduled.
9JKL This one season and done comedy from America was promised in 2018 and is till yet to surface.
10 has declined to confirm when remaining episodes of Changing Rooms and Bondi Rescue might air.
The Secrets She Keeps 6-part domestic noir series adaptation of author Michael Robotham's acclaimed novel of the same name.
10 All Access
Although some shows like The Good Fight, Tell Me a Story and Strange Angel were made exclusively for CBS/10 All Access, a number of shows that have aired on this service were shown on linear television in America and therefore could air on 10's suite of channels at some point in the future:
A Million Little Things
In the Dark