Channel Nine has locked in its premiere for Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities -and it’s not what was reported in The Herald Sun and Daily Telegraph this morning.
The prequel will premiere at 8:30pm Monday February 9th and, reports The Australian, “stay in the Monday timeslot.”
TV Tonight can also confirm it will be a two hour premiere.
This pits the show head to head with Desperate Housewives and Good News Week on Seven and TEN, plus Dexter and Brothers and Sisters.
Yesterday Nine announced the return of The Mentalist, Kitchen Nightmares: USA which when added with Domestic Blitz, Wipeout Australia and the cricket is beefing up Nine’s schedule.
This morning’s newspapers incorrectly stated the prequel would air on a Wednesday before moving to Sundays after the cricket. But that appears to have been a red herring.
TV Tonight notes the secrecy and guessing games over where shows are launching has also kept quite a few executives in an early year spin.
More to follow….
Source: The Australian