Channel Nine will premiere its new renovation series homeMADE after the Easter non-ratings break.
Previously titled Home Run, the series is developed by The Chopping Block‘s Julian Cress and David Barbour. Both also created The Block. Interior designers will battle it out as they make over everyday Australian family homes. The homes will be the stage where “the designers will wage war on each other until only one remains and takes out the ultimate prize.”
The series, hosted by Sydney interior designer David Heimann, is expected to be stripped across the 7pm timeslot. Nine promises: “Lucky families. Skilled designers. Over $1 million dollars of renovations. It’s the biggest renovation competition ever. Get ready for absolutely stunning home makeovers spiced with the drama of elimination in a massive new series.”
homeMADE is one of several new series Nine will launch after Easter.
It will be joined by the Jerry Bruckheimer mystery series Eleventh Hour. It stars Rufus Sewell as a biophysicist and Special Science Advisor to the FBI who is brought in to investigate crimes of a scientific or paranormal nature.
Sea Patrol is back with a cliffhanger, in which someone will die. Joining the series, subtitled “Red Gold,” are Jessica Napier, Blair McDonough and Tasma Walton.
Nine also has more ‘blue sky’ television coming.
You Saved My Life will bring look at stories of survival and reunite heroic Australians and the survivors they rescued.
Missing Pieces locates lost friends and relatives, hosted by Peter Overton.
Continuing series will include Underbelly, Domestic Blitz, The Mentalist, Crime Investigation Australia, CSI, 20 to 1, Two and A Half Men and the State of Origin series.
Due later in 2009 are Australia’s Perfect Couple, Random Acts of Kindness, Trouble in Paradise and “high-octane drama” Rescue (previously titled Rescue Squad). There is also more Ladette to Lady, Secret Millionaire, The Farmer Wants a Wife, What’s Good For You, RPA and Celebrity Singing Bee.
Also on the “to do” list are more Flashpoint, Little Britain, Without a Trace and comedy procedural The Unusuals which stars Amber Tamblyn as a cop with a twisted sense of humour.
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