Seven has announced Sunday Night will return from Sunday August 15 at 6.30pm.
The show was in hiatus when the PM announced the Federal Election, but resumes one week before the nation goes to the polls, with Mike Munro and Chris Bath plus Ross Coulthart, Rhani Sadler and Alex Cullen.
In his MediaWeek podcast, News boss Peter Meakin also signalled the show would also be fulltime for 2011.
Executive Producer Mark Llewellyn said: “We’ve got a cupboard bursting full of stories to amuse, amaze and spark argument amongst our audience. As Julia Gillard would say ‘Game on!’”
The move will push Dancing with the Stars to a 7:30pm start. Bones repeats are at 9:45pm and Castle 10:45pm. Air Crash Investigations is out.
In the first episode back, Alex Cullen travels to New York to meet Lizzie Velasquez, a 21-year-old who has almost zero percent body fat due to one of the world’s rarest body conditions that prevents her from gaining weight, despite eating up to 60 meals a day. Could this tiny 21-year-old hold the key to the world’s obesity crisis?
Also reporter Jamie Durie ventures into Yellow Stone National Park on the trail of the biggest and most dangerous bears in the world – Grizzly Bears. With their natural habitat diminishing some are now hunting humans for their survival. Durie interviews the woman who this week miraculously survived a Grizzly gnawing on her arm by pretending to be dead.