Airdate: Sunday Night, Triple Zero Heroes, Gangs of Oz.
Returning: Border Security, City Homicide, Private Practice. Bumped: 24, Holby Blue.
The Seven Network has now confirmed key dates of its remaining big guns for its ratings launch.
As widely expected, Sunday Night premieres 6:30pm Sunday February 8th. Hosted by Mike Munro Chris Bath and with reports by Ross Coulhart (pictured) it is followed by the return of Border Security and the premiere of Triple Zero Heroes. At 8:30pm City Homicide begins its new night.
The surprise is the shift of 24 to 9:30pm Sunday February 8 in double episodes -it begins with a two hour premiere 9:30pm next Wednesday, a slot few expected it to keep.
That makes way for the premiere of Gangs of Oz, Seven’s new series on the world of Australian crime at 9:30pm Wednesday February 11th rated M. Despite the use of Matt White on network promos, it is narrated by actor Colin Friels. The first episode explores “the violent world of Middle Eastern gangs.”
Also no surprise to see Private Practice slot into 9:30pm Thursdays from February 12th. Grey’s Anatomy has a two hour premiere next Thursday and is joined by its spin-off a week later.
UPDATED: Times are as follows (Melbourne):
SAT FEB 7
6:30pm City of Melbourne Summer Special
7:00pm In the Bush with Malcolm Douglas
8:00pm Kath & Kim (Aus rpt)
SUN FEB 8
6:30pm Sunday Night
7:30pm Border Security
8:00pm Triple Zero Heroes
8:30pm City Homicide
11:20pm Air Crash Investigations rpt
12:30am Holby Blue final
WED FEB 11
9:30pm Gangs of Oz
THU FEB 12
9:30pm Private Practice