Channel Nine: 2011 slate

A new Underbelly set in the 1920s, a new dance contest, live comedy from Ben Elton, a Gruen style look at television with Tony Martin & Ed Kavalee, the return of Jamie Durie, a new game show for Eddie McGuire, and an update on The Games with John Clarke and Gina Riley -just some of the new shows unveilled by Nine at its 2011 sales launch in Sydney today.

Ben Elton was compere at a Christmas lunch for clients and media at FOX Studios today in which key titles on its 2011 slate were unveiled.

Nine Network Managing Director Jeffrey Browne introduced the new programmes for Nine before former CEO David Gyngell -now head of PBL Media- announced the parent company was rebranding as Nine Entertainment Co. (the rumoured “surprise.”). Its divisions will now include the Nine Network, Nine Magazines, Nine Digital etc.

Here are some of the key titles coming to Channel Nine in 2011 (NB: list is not comprehensive):

As tipped by TV Tonight, the next series of Underbelly will be Underbelly: Razor. Set during the roaring ‘20s in Sydney, when organised crime in Australia began. This is the story of the bloody battle between the era’s most feared vice queens – Tilly Devine and her rival Kate Leigh.

The Joy Of Sets
: Tony Martin and Ed Kavalee giving viewers their unique take on television; the good, the bad and the fabulously misguided. From Zapruder’s Other Films (The Gruen Transfer).

Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth -a live comedy show on pop culture, direct from Melbourne each week.

The Games: London Calling – John Clarke and Gina Riley will star in an all new series of the John Clarke/Ross Stevenson mockumentary.

Jamie Durie returns to Nine, hosting Top Design, taking viewers on a journey, searching the country to find people from all walks of life who are passionate about design and renovation. They will then be put to the test to create a masterpiece in this exciting new make over show.

Underbelly movies: Tell Them Lucifer was Here, Infiltration and The Man Who Got Away.

Dancing Nation, a new state by state dance contest.

Rescue Special Ops,
Sea Patrol: Damage Control,
The Mentalist,
franchise. (incl Miami and NY)
Panic at Rock Island,
The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show,
Harry’s Law,
March of the Dinosaurs,
Earth Flight,
Great Barrier Reef,
Polar Bears: Spy in the Cold,
Frozen Planet,
New Top Gear UK,
Top Gear: Australia,
Under Surveillance,
In Their Footsteps,
RPA: Where Are They Now?
Hot Property,
This is Your Life,
The Block,
Australia’s Funniest Home Videos,
The Farmer Wants a Wife,
Millionaire Hot Seat,
$#*! My Dad Says,

Mike & Molly,
Two and a Half Men,
The Big Bang Theory,
Hot in Cleveland,
Mr Sunshine,
Nine News,
A Current Affair,
60 Minutes,
The Ashes,
The World Cup Cricket,
The Footy Show
State of Origin,
Rugby Union World Cup,
The Oscars,
TV Week Logie Awards,

and coming in 2012, London Olympic Games.

NB: AFP, Big, Politically Incorrect Parenting Show and Panic at Rock Island were all promised for 2010.


  1. Ed Kavalee already had a TV show about Television on 7 that failed…why would 9 give him a very similar show?

    I love Gina Riley, so hopefully her series with John Clarke will be interesting.

  2. Secret Squïrrel

    @jeremy – did you even read the list? There is quite a bit of new stuff in there. Tony & Ed, and John & Gina are the highlights for me, tho’ I’m a bit of a sucker for dinosaurs as long as it has decent content and isn’t just an excuse for overblown CGI.

  3. Wow, just alot of the same old borefest we’ve come to know and love from Nine. By any chance do you have the page as to which new shows were bought by which channels for the American 2010-2011 season David?

    It would seem that Mike/Molly and S#*! will be launched out of Big Bang theory and ‘Men’, much like what CBS did in the US, but apart from the sporting shows, (ie. Ashes, World Cup Cricket, Footy Classified), the only shows from 9 that I will watch are Episodes and Mr. Sunshine, which I will most likely get 6 months in advance from alternative sources, without the cuts Nine will make, **puls ear** **touches nose** **wink wink**

    Thank you Nine, you’ve screwed my 2011, what should I do now? Study? Pfft…

  4. What ever this mystery game show Eddie will be hosting would be, I hope it’s not going to be like those two short-lived game shows Seven had this year, (Minute to Win It & Beat the Star) because I’m sick of them. Bring back the classic quiz shows that were shot on a real set.

    As for the rest, there isn’t much there that interests me.

  5. What a terribly disapointing and unimaginative slate. Shame on you chanel Nine for offering such a predictable, tied and depressing list of shows to the viewing public. Will you ever bring us anything new?

  6. Tony Martin and Ed Kavalee! Hurray!!

    I guess this is taking TV Burp and twisting it into something more palatable and amusing. I hope it works. Shame it’s on Nine, which I never normally watch.

  7. few things i will watch
    under survallence
    RPA where are they now
    would have watched this is your life but since eddie is hosting it i wont be watching it

  8. “The Joy Of Sets: Tony Martin and Ed Kavalee giving viewers their unique take on television; the good, the bad and the fabulously misguided. ”

    Ok someone has to say it. This is dizzy stuff folks!

    Good to see 9 putting a few more documentaries on as well

  9. Looking forward to seeing Harry’s Law, Mr. Sunshine and Episodes and of course the new Tony Martin show. I only hope Nine doesn’t stuff it up

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