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The Seven Network today held their annual Upfronts event for 2024, and confirmed a number of new & exciting programming announcements to air on Channel 7 and 7plus next year.

Here’s all the exciting announcements:

Dream Home

In a brand-new renovation series for the Seven Network, Dream Home will take the genre to new heights as viewers watch six suburban homes transform before their eyes into some of the biggest and the best renovations Australia has ever seen. Hosted by Dr Chris Brown, six pairs of everyday Aussies will battle it out room by room to create astonishing new homes, with a trio of expert judges set to score each new space. The winning couple will not only receive the home of their dreams, but also a life changing prize.

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Produced by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay company), Dream Home will inspire and ignite Australia’s love of home renovation and it’s coming to Seven and 7plus in 2024.

Dream Home hosted by Dr Chris Brown on Channel 7 in 2024 (image – Seven)

Stranded On Honeymoon Island

The hottest new reality format, Stranded On Honeymoon Island arrives on Seven and 7plus in 2024. The year’s biggest and most radical dating experiment sees couples matched together following an exciting speed dating event, before being dramatically stranded on a deserted island in nothing but their wedding attire. Isolated and pitted against the forces of nature, and without the distractions of modern-day dating, can true love be found? Bold and fresh, with an instantly compelling opening, the new series is irresistible.

Stranded On Honeymoon Island is created by Danish production company Snowman Productions and produced by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay Company) for the Seven Network. Seven acquired the rights to Stranded On Honeymoon Island from Red Arrow Studio International, who distribute the format internationally.

Stranded On Honeymoon Island on Channel 7 in 2024 (image – Seven)

Made in Bondi

The eye-opening reality series Made in Bondi will follow the lives and loves of Sydney’s young, social elite. Set in one of Sydney’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, opulence knows no bounds and drama is always on the menu, with every episode set to provide a front-row seat to jaw-dropping parties, breathtaking fashion and sizzling romances. From trendy bars to luxurious harbourside mansions, this group of young socialites will navigate the interconnected web of relationships that define their lives.

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Based on the wildly popular reality series Made in Chelsea, Made in Bondi will be co-produced by Universal International Studios’ labels Matchbox Pictures and Monkey for Seven and Channel 4 in the UK. It will launch on Channel 7 and 7plus in Australia and E4 in the UK. NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle international sales of the new series. The “Made in” format is distributed globally by NBCUniversal Formats, also part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Made In Bondi on Channel 7 in 2024 (image – Seven)

Once In A Lifetime

In a spectacular new animal adventure series, Australia’s most loved vet, Dr Chris Brown, will be pushed to his limits in the pursuit of the ultimate animal encounter. But he will not be travelling to the furthest corners of the globe alone. In the most delicious twist, Chris will be taking the country’s most intriguing and entertaining personalities along… as his veterinary assistant. This is a journey into the unknown packed with heart and humour in equal measure as these unlikely duos take on the challenge of helping the world’s most iconic animals – all while hopefully not putting themselves on the menu.

Once In A Lifetime hosted by Dr Chris Brown on Channel 7 in 2024 (image – Seven)

Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story

A rare insight into how hitmaker and trailblazer Michael Gudinski inspired the soundtrack of a nation and revolutionised the Australian music industry, Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story follows his relentless pursuit of success over five decades as he launches Mushroom Records and the careers of countless artists, promotes legendary international acts, and takes Australian music to the world. Featuring exclusive interviews with some of the world’s most influential artists, extraordinary rare footage, and an electrifying soundtrack, this documentary reveals the man behind the music and the unstoppable force that was Michael Gudinski.

Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story is a Mushroom Studios production.

Ego – The Michael Gudinski Story on Channel 7 in 2024 (image – Seven)

First Dates

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First Dates is back, as more singles take a chance on love. In this fly-on-the-wall dating series, hopeful singles – including some familiar faces – will have a chance of meeting the man or woman of their dreams in a set up blind date. The new series sees an all-new restaurant fitted out with discreet cameras to record the dates from start to finish, capturing all the awkwardness, funny moments and heart-warming connections. At the end of the evening, it will all come down to the killer question: “Would you like to go on a second date?”

First Dates is a Warner Bros. International Television Australia production for the Seven Network.

First Dates is back on Channel 7 in 2024 (image – Seven)

The Wave

The Wave is a documentary film examining the atrocities and aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed at least 225,000 people and devastated the lives of many millions more. It revisits key locations in South East Asia where the effects of the tsunami can still be felt and includes powerful individual stories of courage, resilience and – ultimately – redemption. It tells how people fought for their lives and their livelihoods; how their overwhelming grief is still – two decades on – often mixed with survivors’ guilt; and where they are today, 20 years on from the wave that changed everything.

The Wave is an Arrow Pictures production for the Seven Network.

The Wave on Channel 7 in 2024 (image – Seven)

Australia’s Most Dangerous Prisoners

In Australia, there are over 40,000 men and women currently behind bars. Many of them have done very bad things. They have shattered countless lives, destroyed families and been responsible for unspeakable criminal acts. What did they do? How did they get here? And what are their lives like now? The gripping new series will outline in detail the horrendous crimes that landed these men and women in Australia’s high security jails through first-hand accounts by ex-inmates, former correctional officers, journalists and forensic psychologists, who try to make sense of their world.

Australia’s Most Dangerous Prisoners is a WTFN production for the Seven Network.

Australias Most Dangerous Prisoners on Channel 7 in 2024 (image – Seven)

The Hunters

Legendary investigative crime journalist Adam Shand and “The Human Lie Detector” Steve van Aperen join forces to crack famous crimes wide open. Using unique skills honed razor sharp across decades of experience, they uncover astonishing new leads and evidence, leaving police no choice but to re-open cases. Each episode examines a different high-profile case. The series is jam-packed with ground-breaking revelations, as Adam and Steve revisit crime scenes for a vivid hands-on recounting of each crime. With exclusive access to original detectives, eyewitnesses, survivors and crime experts, they paint a visceral picture of murders, kidnappings, horrific attacks and underworld assassinations.

The Hunters is a WTFN production for the Seven Network.

The Hunters on Channel 7 in 2024 (image – Seven)

The Rise And Fall Of Kings Cross

Around the world, most nations have one place, a district or neighbourhood that never sleeps, where life is never dull, art meets crime and money will buy you anything – a place where heaven and hell collide. For Australia, that place is Sydney’s Kings Cross, the internationally notorious bawdy, riotous, gaudy, bloody neighbourhood that for generations has mixed fine art and great entertainment with rampant debauchery. This riveting new documentary features rare and unseen vision, re-enactments and exclusive interviews in a cavalcade of stories spanning 150 years.

The Rise And Fall Of Kings Cross is produced by Shadow Productions for the Seven Network.

The Rise and Fall of Kings Cross on Channel 7 in 2024 (image – Seven)

King Con: The Life and Crimes Of Hamish McLaren

Hamish McLaren is one of the most successful con men of all time. Throughout a 30-year career, he scammed unsuspecting girlfriends, high profile businessmen, acquaintances and his best friends out of more than $60 million … and that’s just the people who came forward. Authorities suggest it could be twice that amount, as he wreaked havoc on a global scale targeting people in Canada, Asia, Europe and the UK, as well as at home in Australia. This special event series tracks the rise and fall of Australia’s most successful con man, and how Tom Zadravec, a young NSW Police detective, forensically pieced together Hamish’s scams and then brought him down.

King Con: The Life and Crimes Of Hamish McLaren is a Perpetual Entertainment production for the Seven Network.

King Con – The Life and Crimes of Hamish McLaren on Channel 7 in 2024 (image – Seven)

The Australian Roast Of John Cleese

Some of Australia’s funniest performers pay homage to international comedy legend, John Cleese, in a way that only Aussies know how: firing good-natured insults and jokes at our guest of honour (and each other!). Roastmaster Shane Jacobson is joined by Tom Gleeson, Joel Creasey, Christie Whelan Browne, Steve Vizard, Lehmo, Alex Lee, Lawrence Mooney, Damien Power, Stephen Hall and Rhonda Burchmore in this hilarious television event.

The Australian Roast Of John Cleese is an Ocean View Entertainment production for the Seven Network.

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Kyle Laidlaw
Kyle Laidlaw
An avid media enthusiast of more than 10 years, Kyle regularly follows all things TV related, both in Australia and overseas with a particular interest in local free-to-air scheduling and new show commissions.
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14 COMMENTS

  1. If we must do “reality” why can’t we get new seasons of RBT, Border Patrol or Highway Patrol from someone?? The show, like the laws it promoted are probably beyond the statutes of limitations now… Factual TV instead of Reality TV and surely not everyone likes doing house Renos and Demos… 🤪🙄

  2. I am probably late to the game here but does WTFN Productions stand for what I think it does?? Is that Shane Jacobson’s Company?

  3. I like the look of Adam Shand’s new show. The only reality I enjoy is true crime. And I’ll watch the Gudinski series, having been in the industry a few decades ago. Otherwise? Nothing even slightly tempting.

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