Updated: TEN has officially announced its highlights for 2011.
Hawaii Five-O – featuring Australia’s own Alex O’Loughlin, Hawaii Five-O is a contemporary take on the classic series about an elite crime-fighting task force. Set and filmed on the picturesque Hawaiian Islands, this action-packed series promises to hook a whole new generation of fans.
Blue Bloods – from the writers of The Sopranos, and staring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, comes a multi-generational family drama about New York cops who’ll stop at nothing to see justice served.
The Defenders – a comedic drama staring Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell as two colourful Las Vegas lawyers who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients.
Raising Hope – after a one-night stand with a wanted felon, 23-year old Jimmy finds himself raising an infant daughter with the help of his flawed but quirky family.
Mixed Signals – a comedy about three friends and their attempts to reconcile the irreconcilable: to balance their relationships with their need for freedom. The series reveals how friendships and romances enhance – and complicate – the lives of these men and the women who love them.
Don’t Stop Believing – a spectacular entertainment show combining singing and dancing in a format never before seen on Australian television. Don’t Stop Believing will scour Australia for existing and first-time musical groups created by friends, colleagues, school mates or families. They’ll perform some of the greatest songs ever written in amazing never-before-heard arrangements.
The Renovators – a brand new ‘big event’ TV franchise. From Shine Australia comes the biggest home makeover show ever seen. Amateur home renovators, budding decorators and wannabe developers will battle it out through workshop and offsite challenges, skills tests and eliminations for the right to renovate one of six rundown houses. The ultimate winner will need to survive the Live Auction Finale to take the top prize.
Class Of – takes exemplary teachers and teams them with an underperforming class of kids to turn them into one of the best classrooms in the nation. This factual series will follow the kids as they deal with challenges and develop the skills that will equip them for future success. Class Of will be exciting, entertaining, engaging and definitely inspiring.
Inside Out – in the style of Bad Girls and Widows – this Australian thriller tells the story of an innocent woman thrown in gaol, who comes to realise getting even is the best revenge.
As previously announced, a new in-depth national news bulletin will air at 6pm with host yet to be revealed. It will be followed by a locally-focused half-hour state bulletin at 6.30pm. On weekends a locally-presented bulletin will also air at 6pm.
The 7pm Project,
Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation,
Good News Week,
The Biggest Loser: Families,
NCIS: Los Angeles,
Lie To Me,
The Good Wife,
Law and Order franchise.
The Cleveland Show,
Everybody Loves Raymond,
Sex and the City,
English Premier League,
One Week at a Time,
World Football News,
The Pro Shop,
Before The Game,
AFL and the 2011 AFL Grand Final
Formula One World Championship,
ANZ Championship Netball,
Australian Open Water Championships,
Telstra Australian Swimming Championship,
Australian Short Course Championships
US Masters Golf,
US Open Golf,
Australian Open Golf,
Singapore Open Golf
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The ARIA Awards,
Keeping up with the Joneses – Coming in October, this engaging new factual series is set on Coolibah cattle station, 600 km south-west of Darwin. It follows the daily lives of the Jones family as they muster cattle, fight fires, battle floods and even wrestle the odd croc or two. This raw and humorous snapshot of family life is a ‘must see’ for anyone who thinks they know what it takes to live in the outback.
Undercover Boss Australia – CEOs from some of Australia’s biggest companies take the opportunity to go on the ultimate undercover mission, working incognito in entry-level positions within their own organisations. Each week a different executive will leave the comfort of mahogany row to take up a job at the coalface within their own company’s operation.
Commonwealth Games – from October 3-14, TEN and ONE will broadcast all the colour, excitement and exhilaration of this year’s biggest sporting event, the XIX Commonwealth Games, live from Delhi. With commentators live on the ground in India and a team of Australia’s most experienced sports hosts anchoring the coverage from Melbourne, sports fans are in for more than 200 hours of non-stop sports action.
TEN also promises “more purpose-built content, more interactivity, more video captured exclusively for the web and a whole host of extras like behind the scenes interviews, online applications, community forums, pictures and more.”
In 2011 the Network will also launch onehd.com.au
Chief programming officer, David Mott said: “So far this year, we’ve delivered three big new
hits with Glee, Modern Family and Undercover Boss. We also remain the leader in ‘big event TV’ with the most talked-about program in Australian television history, MasterChef Australia, surpassing all previous records.
“Next year will be even bigger and better with more bold formats in store. In 2011, we’ll create more ‘big event’ TV moments, deliver more laughs with the best local and international comedies, we’ll screen the most exciting light entertainment formats and we’ll have the best mix of drama from Australia and around the world.”
Rush has not yet been confirmed for 2011. A TEN spokesperson told TV Tonight a decision would be made following its current production season.