PROGRAMMING WRAP | Despite COVID restrictions 10 offers a strong second half line-up

10 have started the year with one of their most successful slates in recent memory.

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was a huge success against the mighty AFL and Australian Open. Dancing with the Stars and Gogglebox performed strongly and The Secrets She Keeps built its audience across its run. MasterChef Australia has been a runaway success this year, despite challenges in filming with COVID-19 restrictions.

10 is promising a strong second half for 2020 with:

Bachelor in Paradise Australia (Wednesday 15th July 7:30pm on 10)

This is promising to be the most playful and explosive series of The Bachelor franchise to date.

Welcome to Network Ten’s highly anticipated, fresh and modern dating series Bachelor In Paradise Australia. Bachelor In Paradise Australia follows former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants on their second chance quest to find true love. The lush, palm-fringed beaches of Fiji provide the perfect tropical paradise backdrop for potential exciting holiday romances, and some of the greatest love affairs, to unfold.

It is here, in a secluded haven edged by azure waters and lush rainforests, that Australia’s Bachelor fan favourites will search for their soul mate and a happily-ever-after ending.

With host Osher Günsberg in paradise welcoming every new arrival, romances will blossom, tensions will rise, love triangles will form, and friendships and relationships will be tested.

The Bachelor Australia

It’s official! We have found our latest Bachelor and he comes in the form of heart-stopping, jaw-dropping, tall drink of water, Lachlan “Locky” Gilbert.

An experienced cave diver, base jumper, mountaineer and athlete there isn’t a lot this handsome and charming, 30-year-old adventure guide from Western Australia hasn’t done. All that’s missing is someone with whom he can chase waterfalls with.

Having built a legion of female fans during his time on Australian Survivor this successful CEO knows that with great risk comes even greater reward, and he’s putting it all on the line again to dive right into the romantic experience of a lifetime.

The Bachelorette Australia

10 are still tight lipped about who will be the next Bachelorette!



The Masked Singer Australia

Defying all tropes of the reality competition genre, The Masked Singer Australia will soon return to 10 and the bonkers scale of the addictive singing competition will be cranked to new levels of spirited madness.

The global sensation is back with 12 new celebrities and 12 new masks. Competing for the crowning title this year is The Dragonfly, The Hammerhead, The Kitten, The Wizard, The Frillneck, The Sloth, The Cactus, The Goldfish, The Bushranger, The Queen, The Puppet and The Echidna.

The most over-the-top costume party will see our new masks bravely step into the spotlight for season two of the runaway hit sensation that had viewers across Australia screaming “take it off!”.

With each goosebump-inducing performance, our panel will be left to decipher who is singing behind the mask, with the aid of our carefully curated clue packages that would trick even the most impressive internet sleuth.

With 10 confirming that Lindsay Lohan will not be available for this season, who will be the mystery new judge?

Five Bedrooms

High fives, three cheers and one beloved Aussie drama.

10 are absolutely stoked to announce that Five Bedrooms will be coming back to your telly in 2020.

The heartfelt drama/comedy that captured our hearts will continue to tell the tale of five unlikely allies and everyone’s favourite housemates – Liz (Kat Stewart), Ben (Stephen Peacocke), Heather (Doris Younane), Ainsley (Katie Robertson) and Harry (Roy Joseph).

Having lost their first communal home at auction, this surrogate family are once again looking to leap into the property market.

Note: Due to production delays 10 is unable to confirm whether this new season will air in 2020 or rather in 2021.

Todd Sampson’s Body Hack (4 episodes)

A remarkable and original new series, Todd Sampson’s Body Hack will see Todd become the guinea pig as he sets forth on a journey to discover how some of the most extraordinary people in the world live.

Whether he’s hunter-gathering in Tanzania, MMA Cage Fighting in New Mexico, training with the notorious French Foreign Legion, or working as a Himalayan Sherpa at extreme altitude, Todd uses science as a guide to deconstructing and decoding how these incredible people live, what they do differently from the rest of us, and how this impacts the human body.

Gogglebox Australia

Each week, Gogglebox Australia takes viewers into 10 Australian lounge rooms to watch some of the country’s most opinionated and avid television viewers laugh, cry and shout freely at some of the best and worst programs on television.

From big Aussie families crowding onto couches to best friends laughing along with a cocktail, our Goggleboxers will dish out a huge mix of opinions on the week’s biggest television moments.

FBI (Sunday 19th July)

FBI is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This elite unit brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep New York and the country safe.

10 are also planning to air the ‘missing’ FBI: Most Wanted crossover episode in the near future.

Drunk History Australia

This scripted comedy series takes Australia’s rich, and often surprising, history and retells it through the tipsy words of our most loved comedians and entertainers via the slightly distorted bottom of a beer or wine glass.

These hilarious and skewed historic stories are re-enacted by a cast of comedic geniuses, who use lip sync to bring these dusty tales to life.

Family Feud

Family Feud and 2018 Gold Logie Award winning host, Grant Denyer, will return to 10 this year for a special prime time television event.

After wrapping up in 2018 the show has begun production with Network 10 and Fremantle commencing production on a special 10 episode series.



Junior MasterChef

Young gastronomes aged between 8 and 13 again have the chance to compete for the title of Australia’s Junior MasterChef.


Bits and Pieces

10 was super lucky in 2020 and was able to continue or complete all scheduled productions for 2020 with the exception of The Amazing Race Australia and Australian Survivor – both which will return in 2021.

10 has new seasons of Seal Team, This is Us and Man with a Plan still to air.

10 also has 8 unaired episodes of the Australian production of Changing Rooms in the vault. Although the initial episodes did not resonate with viewers, the Natalie Bassingthwaighte-fronted show had high level production values and has been paid for by the network and would make great afternoon or weekend viewing.

Earlier this year, 10 cancelled Celebrity Name Game hosted by Grant Denyer. There are stack of unaired episodes on the shelf that 10 can air. In most game show contracts, prize money does not have to be awarded if the show does not air, meaning 10 may just never air them.

10 was asked about Changing Rooms and Celebrity Name Game and a spokesperson said there were no current plans to air these shows.

Aaron Ryan
Aaron Ryan is currently the Broadcast Guide Editor and a News Contributor for TV Blackbox. An experienced media writer, his work has appeared on sites including TV Central and Mumbrella since 2009. Aaron can be heard weekly on Gold and Power FM | Call/Text - 0400 218 566
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