TEN to renovate 2011

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.

Local Line-up:
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.

MasterChef Australia,
The 7pm Project,
Modern Family,
Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation,
Good News Week,
Bondi Rescue,
Bondi Vet,
The Biggest Loser:
NCIS: Los Angeles,
Lie To Me,
The Good Wife,
Law and Order

The Simpsons,
The Cleveland Show,
The Office,
Nurse Jackie
Everybody Loves Raymond,
Sex and the City,
Judging Amy,
Happy Days,

Hopman Cup,
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
2011 MotoGP,
US Masters
US Open
Australian PGA,
Australian Open
Singapore Open

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.


  1. why no mention of LoneStar?. i think that is their best new show. why do they mention low profile shows like Blue bloods (a friday late night show on CBS) and mixed signals (a show that will pop up at the end of the season) but not mention FOX’s big expensive new drama?

    i was hoping we’d get more info in eleven today they have not announced many shows. most of those ones mentioned will surely not be primetime material.

  2. Why blame Nine for the demise of Rush (if that’s the case.) Ten chose to schedule Rush against Sea Patrol before Cops LAC filled that slot. Also in season 1, Ten chose to schedule Rush against All Saints. So Ten is the network that decided to pit Aussie dramas against Aussie dramas – not Nine or Seven.

  3. I don’t like the news timeslot change. I watch Ten news, then Seven news, so they’ve lost me as a viewer now. What i think they should do is news 5-6pm. 6 o’clock have a serious current affairs program (not tabloid trash like TT). Or they could still have their plan of national bulletin and half hour local content but keep it 5-6.30pm. Then move 7PM Project to 6.30 up against the crap current affairs programs. With Masterchef/Biggest Loser to start at 7 again. If they did that i would probably not even switch to Seven at 6 and just watch Ten from 5 onwards.

    Some great shows returning, also interested in some fo those new ones too.

  4. @Lisa. ten learnt the hard way this year the dangers of fasttracking. i think it is a good decision to keep fasttracking to a minimum.

    Rush i think might get a shorter season renual maybe 9 episodes to finish off the series while ten find a drama replacement and get the points off it. any fans that think it has a brighter future need to get a reality check and look at its ratings.

    i’ll talk about the elephant in the room. people give 7&9 a mouthful for unoriginal ideas. but look at this; The Renovators seems to be very similar to The Block and homeMADE, and Don’t Stop Believing is Battle of the Choirs. what kind of a name is The Renovators anyway?

  5. I’m pleased to see Offspring returning – Aussie drama for Sunday night should be a priority for every network. I’m glad to see Asher assume her place as a Network “star” – she really deserves it and her time has come.

  6. Hawaii Five-0 for 2011 is a joke. Why do we have to always wait so long after it airs in the States. All the “experts” are saying it is one of the top 5 shows, so it should be a hit, so Ten should fast track it to start here soon. It premiere’s in the States on Sept 20th. This show has it all and will appeal to a vast majority or viewers.
    Plus Alex O’Loughlin shirtless in Hawaii = priceless!!

  7. I have a feeling Rush may not come back. I have seen every episode, and am a big fan, but found this season less interesting. The action scenes are really well filmed, but the l middle of each episode seems to drop in interest and I’m waiting for it to speed up and finish. I expect this is an expensive show, and if ratings decline it will be the first to go to make way for new stuff.
    I thought Loser wouldnt be back, thats a suprise.

    Still no sign of Monk, Psych…

  8. I’ve said this before.

    Now that Ten have this new multichannel for all their niche and youth shows and now that they have given their 6-7pm hour something more competitive, Ten really is in with a chance of being a true competitor in the ratings next year. Seven and Nine better watch out.

  9. How will Undercover Boss Australia actually be Undercover? If anyone working at a big company suddenly gets someone who is filming a doco on entry level jobs, surely they will know that it’s the boss and they are filming Undercover Boss”

  10. @ben, thats a bit harsh! when you have a scoop you use it and it shows that you have the ability to get info before others….. no different to bragging rights when you did something amazing…… claim to fact that shapes tv is important to a site that deals with media and the like…

    good for David and his network of info gathering

  11. Congratulations to David Mott for having such a clear vision for his network for 2011. Tim Worner, on the other hand is still trying to find a first run random anything for 830 Sunday, and it goes down from there. Why he didn’t lead with Rafters is beyond me. Maybe the fourth series will get a look in?

  12. Inside Out sounds good and funnily enough it’s the same name of the Prisoner remake they were thinking of doing in the mid 90’s but dropped out of at the last minute. I wonder if this will be a new prison drama series and has something to do with that.

  13. surprised the biggest loser is coming back after last year’s woeful ratings

    not much there to really hold my attention, lets see what Seven and Nine have to offer

  14. I’m looking forward to Don’t stop believing, Inside out, Hawaii Five-0, MasterChef , Glee, Talkin’ bout your generation but will Merlin be back or will that be shifted to Eleven?

  15. So no ‘Hawaii Five-0’ until next year, damn I was hoping they would fast track that one! I know new shows are tricky because if they fail in the US it could be gone in weeks but this it TV and it’s about taking risks, or else they wouldn’t get anything new on the air!

    Also I noticed Modern Family is on that list, does that mean they will be holding that back, it starts on the 22nd in the US and what is Glee doing on the list, it’s returning with House (Not on the list) is about a week, both just hours/days after the US.

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