The success of Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation continues to prove to be a revelation for Network TEN. Now regular panellist Amanda Keller is to have her own 3-part series, looking at technology.
Keller, who previously fronted Beyond 2000 and Mondo Thingo, will present a short-run series later this year that will look at how developments in technology have affected lifestyles in the past 40 years.
Electric Dreams will follow one family as their home is “renovated” to the standard of a typical house in 1970 and then fast-forwarded at the rate of a day per year through the 70s, 80s and 90s (we expect the obvious theme tune, please!).
Like Micallef, Keller is enjoying a commercial resurgence thanks to Generation. She will also return to the second season of SBS’ Swift & Shift Couriers.
Electric Dreams is one of several shows TEN announced to media yesterday, designed to fill its schedule in the second half of the year. As well as its Christmas edition of Generation being filmed this week, TEN also signalled a New Year’s Eve event to be hosted by Shaun Micallef “and friends.”
TEN also confirmed Three Rivers, starring Alex O’Loughlin and The L Word‘s Katherine Moennig.
“The schedule for the last quarter of this year is undoubtedly our strongest in years, headlined by Celebrity
MasterChef and NCIS: LA,” said programmer David Mott. “We intend to maximise the expected high audience in Celebrity MasterChef to launch and feed this audience into NCIS:LA and new exciting US drama Three Rivers with Aussie star Alex O’Loughlin. All three shows will premiere Wednesdays from late September.”
TEN also flagged “day and date” broadcasts of other shows including NCIS (October) and Lie to Me, but incorrectly included Dexter and Burn Notice in the same turnaround (these have actually aired in the US already).