Gossip Girl, Pushing Daisies, Survivor: Gabon, Temptation, Fringe, ER, McLeod’s Daughters -are all coming to Channel Nine over summer.
Gossip Girl, the teen soap set in affluent Manhattan high school circles, has been screening on FOX8 (Pay TV has season two from December) but finally gets a Free to Air screening. Nine, which on-sold the rights to FOX8, will start with Series One. It is the second time the network on-sold a series by writer / producer Josh Schwartz, after it let TEN take The OC.
Also on Nine over summer is the long overdue premiere of Pushing Daisies. The quirky, colourful tale about a pie maker with the ability to revive the dead (or to end their life) with a touch of his finger was due to screen during the ratings season, but it didn’t eventuate. The series launched to much acclaim in the US before the writer’s strike, but now appears close to ending. It is created by Bryan Fuller (Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me) and produced by film producer Barry Sonnenfeld.
Survivor fans will get the Gabon series, which recently started in the US. It is expected to air at the end of Survivor: Micronesia.
ER is finally back with series 14, it’s penultimate season.
Other shows taken off air also return: McLeod’s Daughters, Fringe, Battlefronts, The Closer and the last (ever?) batch of Temptation episodes. Big Bang Theory returns from next week.
Another medical factual series The Waiting Room will premiere. Deadly Surf and Australian Geographic return.
But there is still more Two and a Half Men along with CSI, Cold Case, Australia’s Funniest Home Videos.
As always Nine’s summer programming is underpinned by its cricket coverage.
What do you think? A few treats to lure you to the box?
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