Nine has unveiled its two new factual series You Saved My Life and Missing Pieces, set to screen on Monday nights at 7:30pm and 8:00pm from Monday April 20.
Both shows will no doubt be hoping to mirror the success other programmes in the genre, including Seven’s Triple Zero Heroes and Find My Family.
You Saved My Life features Tara Brown and Andrew Rochford and promises to bring together people who have been saved in a life-or-death situation by a total stranger. The first episode includes a train guard who rescued a baby in the middle of the train tracks between Gosford and Newcastle. 26 years later he meets the adult whose life he saved.
A survivor from a Blue Mountains plane crash also meets the stranger who saved her life 18 years ago.
At 8.00pm Missing Pieces reunites family members including a family who have inherited $400,000 but are missing a sister and brother. It also has a bone marrow transplant patient looking for her father as for a blood tissue match.
Nine will have no shortage of subjects for this show, given Seven has been flooded with requests to reunite families. It has strategically scheduled the show on the night before Seven’s airs.
The series is presented by Sydney newsreader Peter Overton.