Nine’s Secret Millionaire
Here's a show with a millionaire giving away thousands of dollars to communities. But what other Nine shows may not be returning?
In Nine’s 2008 ratings report it indicated some of the shows that are due next year. While most are already known to us there were two new titles:
Secret Millionaire and Little Britain.
Secret Millionaire is a British format in which millionaires give away tens of thousand of their own money after spending time living in a community where no one knows that they are wealthy. A US version also begins this week on FOX.
At this stage it’s unclear if Nine airs an international or local version -presumably, it wouldn’t involve a Packer….
As to Little Britain, these are likely to be repeats (to be confirmed) given Matt Lucas and David Walliams are now only interested in Little Britain USA. The US-filmed series will air first on Showcase before a screening later on TEN.
Nine also confirmed return series for Domestic Blitz, The Farmer Wants A Wife, What’s Good For You, Sea Patrol, 60 Minutes, The Mentalist, 20 To 1, Two and a Half Men, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, CSI: New York, Crime Investigation Australia, The Gift, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace and Celebrity Singing Bee.
More titles are yet to be announced.
Absent from the list were The Chopping Block (is tonight its last ever episode…the creators are now focussed on Home Run), Battlefronts, Search and Rescue, Animal Emergency, Fire 000, Hole in the Wall, Temptation and This is Your Life (believed to be returning).