Real Housewives, Ellen and US season of The Bachelor headline new look FOX ARENA channel

Foxtel has today launched a new look, feel and rebrand for entertainment channel, FOX ARENA.  

Under the helm of Group General Manager of LifeStyle Wendy Moore, the channel, FOX ARENA has been refreshed and revitalised and continues to be complemented by its popular portfolio of reality franchises and excited to welcome new faces who join the channel. FOX ARENA provides a feel-good escape of fantasy and fame through the lives of diverse personalities of the rich and famous.

FOX ARENA is the home of The Real Housewives of Melbourne with the highly anticipated fifth season returning to production next year. The Real Housewives of Melbourne, the first Australian instalment of the leading reality franchise, provides an exclusive look into the world and lifestyles of these wealthy and extravagant women.

Get ready for a wild ride as FOX ARENA rolls out the red carpet for returning cast Gamble Breaux, Gina Liano, Janet Roach and Lydia Schiavello who will share the spotlight and screen with three new glamorous Housewives: Cherry Dipietrantonio, Kyla Kirkpatrick and Anjali Rao.

The Melbourne Housewives are in great company with FOX ARENA showcasing the world’s most popular reality franchise with continuing series of the ‘Housewives’ including: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of New York, The Real Housewives of Orange County, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of New Jersey,  The Real Housewives of Potomac, The Real Housewives of Dallas, The Real Housewives of Cheshire,and The Real Housewives of Johannesburg.

New to FOX ARENA as part of Foxtel’s new WarnerMedia deal, the most dramatic season of The Bachelor (US), weekdays from today July 1 at 9.30pm. Season 23 features Bachelor Colton Underwood who first burst onto the scene during season 14 of The Bachelorette when he charmed not only Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, but the entire Bachelor Nation. This former NFL player was sadly sent home after professing he had fallen in love with Becca. Now Colton is back for another shot at love and ready to capture hearts yet again.

Also returning to the channel, Emmy Award-winning television pioneer Ellen DeGeneres who brings her unique brand of hilarity to daytime talk, creating a fun and unpredictable alternative and fresh new look at the world. With a dazzling array of celebrity interviews, an eclectic mix of musical performances and ordinary people with extraordinary experiences, Ellen is a welcome addition to the FOX ARENA programming line-up.

Announcing the new rebranded channel, Wendy Moore said:

“We have a huge audience of strong, independent women who absolutely love our slate of fun, outrageous and OTT shows. This is not ‘guilty-pleasure’ viewing, anyone who refers to these shows as such just aren’t in this demo.

These are young future-facing women who are completely unapologetic about watching and loving this content – no-one needs permission to Live Out Loud.”

Returning series in July include Bridezillas weeknights at 7.30pm, which returns with a brand-new twist, celebrating the most out-of-control brides, as they terrorise their way through the build up to their wedding. With the story usually ending at the reception, this series reconvenes with the Bridezillas, their grooms and any other casualties and confronted by their bad behaviour and ultimatums.

Continuing series in July include Below Deck Mediterranean, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of New York and The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, Married to Medicine Los Angeles, and Shah’s of Sunset returns with a two-part reunion special.

FOX ARENA’s Judge Judy Scheindlin returns with an all new season of Judge Judy at the new time, weeknights at 6.30pm. Presided over by outspoken former Family Court Judge, Judge Judith Sheindlin, the series continues to serve as a benchmark for the courtroom genre. With her no-nonsense, hard-hitting decisive approach to justice, Judge Sheindlin has established herself as a pop culture icon for generations of viewers.

FOX ARENA will also premiere the new season of The People’s Court, weekdays at 5.30pm, led by the honourable Judge Marilyn Milian who presides over the multiple Emmy® Award-winning series. Milian continues to dispense justice and provide legal insight in the courtroom where justice and reality collide.

FOX ARENA will still be the destination for ongoing franchises including: Below Deck, Vanderpump Rules, Project Runway, Million Dollar Listing New York, Top Chef, Summer House, Southern Charm, Married To Medicine Atlanta, Backyard Envy, Don’t Be Tardy, and coming soon new seasons of The Real Housewives of Potomac and Don’t Tell the Bride.

The 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast LIVE on FOX ARENA in September and The Golden Globes and The Critic’s Choice Awards are scheduled to return to FOX ARENA in March 2021.

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