Three way drama tussle?
Three Aussie dramas going head to head on three networks? Don't rule it out....
TV Tonight hears whispers that following the end of MasterChef Australia, TEN will air Offspring at 8:30pm Wednesdays.
That will see it go head to head with City Homicide.
It will also see repeats of East West 101 take on two first run local dramas. Ironically, SBS is giving the second season a rerun after it struggled against Packed to the Rafters last year. Actor Don Hany appears in both East West 101 and Offspring.
The TEN series produced by John Edwards (Tangle, Rush, Dangerous, The Secret Life of Us) and Imogen Banks (Tangle) began life as a telemovie before being approved to series. It stars Asher Keddie in a story of the impossible loves of 30-something obstetrician Nina Proudman, and her fabulously messy family, as they navigate the chaos of modern life. Also featuring John Waters, Kat Stewart and Deb Mailman it has been described as a “buoyant romantic comedy.”
Rush will also be head to head with Sea Patrol, but not for long.
Added with other dramas on air, these moves will see viewers treated to first run local dramas on four consecutive weeknights.
In other Programming whispers, TEN looks set to air Modern Family at both 7:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday, post-MasterChef.