Seven has now announced some of its highlights for 2011.
The list is long, but not quite complete, promising “many more” shows are also coming.
Absent from the list are The X Factor and Iron Chef Australia.
Here is the list as sent by Seven:
Winners and Losers – new drama series from the makers of Packed to The Rafters – four twenty-something girls meet again at their ten year high school reunion. They were “the losers” at school – have they become winners? Virgina Gay, Melanie Vallejo, Melissa Bergland and Zoe Tuckwell-Smith star as the friends; with Denise Scott, Blair McDonough, Michaela Banas and Francis Greenslade also starring.
The Amazing Race Australia – hosted by Grant Bowler, Aussie teams battle it out around the world to win Australia’s first ‘Amazing Race’.
Conviction Kitchen – new documentary series. Chef Ian Curley opens a restaurant in Brisbane, employing ex-criminals to work as wait staff and apprentice chefs, as they try to turn their lives around. Conviction Kitchen is a show about redemption. Curley – a successful chef and restaurant owner – once spent time in juvenile detention himself, and turned his own life around by becoming a chef.
Returning Australian shows for 2011:
My Kitchen Rules,
Beauty and the Geek,
Australia’s Got Talent,
Dancing With The Stars,
Packed to the Rafters,
Home and Away,
Better Homes and Gardens,
Deal or No Deal,
World’s Strictest Parents,
RSPCA Animal Rescue,
and many more…
New International shows for 2011:
Body of Proof – Australia’s Nic Bishop stars alongside Dana Delaney in this brand new drama about a top neurosurgeon turned medical examiner who investigates who or what killed the victims.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour – Academy Award-winner Forrest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo star in the brand new spin-off series to Seven’s top rating crime drama, Criminal Minds.
Detroit 1-8-7 – gritty new drama series about Detroit’s leading Homicide Unit starring The Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli.
Downton Abbey – This brand new period drama was the #1 UK drama in 2010. Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.
Great Migrations – One of the most astounding wildlife series ever made. Three years in the making, the migration habits and behaviours of hundreds of species are captured in breath-taking detail using state-of-the-art technology and wonderful stories… all narrated by award-winning actor Alec Baldwin.
Law and Order: Los Angeles – new drama series using the classic crime-then-punishment storytelling of the landmark original series against the distinctive backdrop of LA – delving into the unique attitudes, cultures and criminal element of the West Coast. Skeet Ulrich and Terrence Howard star.
No Ordinary Family – a new family comedy-drama with a twist! Four family members discover new and unique superpowers after surviving a plane crash in the Amazon. Michael Chiklis (The Shield, Fantastic Four) stars.
Returning International shows for 2011:
Brothers and Sisters,
How I Met Your Mother,
The Amazing Race