TEN: summer highlights

Homeland, Merlin, American Idol, Burn Notice, White Collar Blue and Wedding Band all make up TEN's summer.

TEN has released details of its summer highlights, to begin Monday December 3.

This sees The Project moving to 6:30pm with The Simpsons back at 6pm. Continuing first run episodes include Homeland, Merlin, Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals, Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors and The Graham Norton Show.

Premiering are American Idol plus Wedding Band with Brian Austin Green.

Returning are Burn Notice, White Collar, The New Normal and Ben and Kate.

There will be replays of Modern Family, Last Man Standing, New Girl, Bondi Vet, Hawaii Five-O, NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. The Living Room moves into a summer replay series.

Sport includes The Hopman Cup, NBL and IronMan Championship.

However TEN has still not indicated a premiere for Come Date With Me, previously promised for 2012.

Network Ten will boast award-winning comedy, live sport and brand new drama in a sizzling Summer of entertainment.

From Monday, December 3, everyone’s favourite family The Simpsons will move to their new home of 6pm on TEN, seven nights a week. With its subversive humour and delightful wit, the longest running scripted prime-time show in American television history has made an indelible imprint on pop culture, and Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie have become generational icons.

The Project will also move to its new home of 6.30pm weeknights. With Dave taking a Summer break, Carrie, Charlie, Lehmo and a collection of special guests will continue to bring viewers an hour of the latest news and stories from around the country and the world.

Emmy Award-winning drama series Homeland will continue at 8.30pm on Sunday nights, with brand new fast-tracked episodes, and everybody’s favourite wizard Merlin will continue his adventures in Camelot.

The most anticipated show of the Summer comes to TEN: the new season of American Idol starring Australian superstar Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

Brand new episodes of Burn Notice, Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals, White Collar, The New Normal and Ben and Kate will keep viewers entertained, while Brian Austin Green stars in the new comedy drama Wedding Band.

Popular episodes of Modern Family, Last Man Standing, New Girl, Bondi Vet, Hawaii Five-O, NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles will return to TEN for Summer.

A special Summer series of The Living Room will take a look back at the best bits of 2012 and revisit favourite episodes, boasting the best food, travel and home stories.

TEN’s Saturday night line-up continues with David Attenboroughs Life of Mammals, all-new episodes of Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors and the BAFTA-winning Mr Norton and his hilarious chat show, The Graham Norton Show.

It wouldn’t be Summer without sport and TEN will officially kick off the Summer of tennis with all the action, drama and excitement of The Hopman Cup. Current world no.1 Novak Djokovic will join a star studded line-up including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Ana Ivanovic and Venus Williams. TEN’s NBL season will continue throughout the Summer and viewers will be treated to six rounds of the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IronMan Championship.

Summer on TEN: The Highlights

New time! Weeknights at 6.30pm from Monday, December 3, 2012
The Project moves to 6.30pm weeknights, bringing you an hour of the latest news and stories from around the country and around the world. While Dave Hughes takes a short break, Carrie and Charlie will be joined by Lehmo and special guests. Kitty Flanagan will continue to keep her eye on things over the Summer, Lucy McDonald will be reporting in from the UK and Hyla will keep us up to date with all the entertainment news coming out of the US. The Project Highlights Week will start on Monday, December 24, looking back at some of the best moments of 2012 but still with your fresh dose of daily news, before we return on Monday, December 31.

From Saturday, December 29, 2012, to Saturday, January 5, 2013
All eyes will be on Perth in December as TEN officially kicks off the Summer of tennis with the 25th staging of the Hopman Cup. Current world no. 1 Novak Djokovic will join a star-studded line-up including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Ana Ivanovic and Venus Williams in broadcasted day and night sessions. Hometown hopes will rest on the shoulders of Bernard Tomic and Perth’s own Casey Dellacqua who will team up for the first time, looking to recapture the title for Australia for the first time since 1999.

Season premiere, Thursday, January 17, 2013
It is the highest-rating television series in the United States. It has produced global superstars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert. In January, season 12 of American Idol arrives on TEN, with new voices and new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and – of course – Australia’s favourite music export, Keith Urban. Forget the imitators: American Idol is the real deal. Only on TEN, fast-tracked from the US.

Season premiere, Wednesday, December 5
Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau, Peter Cambor and Derek Mille star as four men who are regular guys by day, but become “weekend rock gods” in their down time. It seems these guys have figured out that being in a wedding band means getting to attend the biggest parties, and receiving a pay cheque afterward.

Season 6 premieres on Friday, December 7
The highly-anticipated sixth season of Summer favourite Burn Notice is a sly take on the spy genrestarring Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, a formerly black-listed spy who is now working under the-radar with the CIA on special projects. Last season left Michael in turmoil after his long-time on again/off-again girlfriend and love of his life, Fiona Glennane (Gabrielle Anwar), turned herself in to the FBI on charges of terrorism in order to save him from an extreme case of blackmail.

38 Responses

  1. I don’t understand why the summer season starts at the beginning of December. People who work do so right up until Xmas and most kids are still at school until the week before.Why can’t the mainstream shows continue til mid December like they do in the US?

    Glee has just started to pick up good ratings and now they are taking it off again. We are still 2 episodes behind the US and there they will show another 3 before they break for the holidays. They return in the US on 17 January and will probably be at least 6 or 7 episodes in front of us by the time TEN puts it back on here, probably at the end of Jan or early Feb. I doubt TEN would put Glee up against the Aus Open tennis night games. So that means we get to watch the Thanksgiving/ Sectionals and Xmas episodes in February which is just daft.

    And they wonder why people watch their favourite shows online … seriously TEN!

  2. @Guy – there is no way that Homeland would have gotten 1M if Ten had held it off until Feb next year. It was only getting 800K this Feb and second seasons rarely rate as highly as the first.

    IMO Ten were right to fast-track it and suck up the last couple of eps in non-ratings (which is artificial BS anyway because advertisers still buy air-time over summer). Frankly, I think it’s getting about the same numbers now that it would have achieved if played out if Feb 2013. Showing it now gives Ten a little hook to hang their banner on and, dog knows, they need something right now.

  3. “Glee”is rating Ok for Ten, there is no way they will throw away new episodes in summer, anyway, it goes off air in the States for about 5 weeks over Xmas so Oz audiences wont be too far behind.

  4. Homeland, Merlin, Burn Notice, White Collar, Psych, (and maybe some Supernatural?) is terrific for Summer.

    Better than the last few Summers where all we got were new shows that were were being dumping in before they were axed mid-season in the US.

    Technically Foxtel didn’t have the rights to American Idol. They were assuming Channel 10 wasn’t going to pick the exclusive rights so they could get the rights to it, as has happened for the last few years. But Ten needs more content so are going back into their discard pile.

  5. I’m glad Burn Notice will be around for a little longer and don’t really mind which channel it’s on. There’s just something about a small woman with a penchant for big guns and C4 that floats my boat.

    What sinks my boat is any mention of The Project and ‘latest news’ in the same sentence. Fortunately, the 18:30 time slot will put it up against ACA and TT and even the test pattern has more to offer than those two shows so it might actually garner some support.

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