Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, Wipeout Australia, Aussie Ladette to Lady, Sea Patrol, Flashpoint, Crusoe (pictured) and Local Heroes are some of the shows Nine intends to air in the ‘first quarter’ of 2009.
Also due early in the new television year are the Jules Lund-hosted For Richer For Poorer, which seeks to find the perfectly wedded couple. Amongst the contestants on this show are a gay male couple.
What’s Good For You is back, now with new host Dr Andrew Rochford (The Waiting Room).
Also in the first quarter Nine will also screen the US version of Who Do You Think You Are?, Secret Millionaire (an Aussie version is due), and Bert Newton hosting both When I Grow Up and 20 to 1. Others due soon include Farmer Wants a Wife, Domestic Blitz, The Mentalist, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Crime Investigation Australia, CSI, CSI: NY, Without a Trace and Cold Case.
And there is still more Two and a Half Men coming in the first quarter, meaning Home Run, Nine’s new 7pm reality show is unlikely to launch before April.
Other shows expected after April will likely include Eleventh Hour, Singing Bee, RPA, Little Britain, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Trouble in Paradise, The Unusuals, Seven Deadly Sins, Missing Pieces, CSI: Miami, Rescue Squad, Toasted & Roasted, Hell’s Kitchen, The Gift, Animal Emergency, Random Acts of Kindness and Missing Persons Unit.