In this timeslot it should go up against Big Brother, Four Corners (edit: and The Blacklist). It’s the same time that Secrets & Lies struggled earlier this year, but that was against the might of My Kitchen Rules and Love Child.
Airing in October, the 6 part drama will also air in the run-up to the Victorian election, due November 29th.
Asher Keddie features as Victorian State Premier Kate Ballard, pitted against shock new opponent and popular media personality David McLeod (Rodger Corser) in an election campaign that has Australians on the edge of their seats.
Both share a secret history, which threatens to be exposed as the ultimate political trump card.
TEN’s Head Of Drama, Rick Maier, said: “Party Tricks is a compelling star vehicle for two of our very best actors, written and developed by the best production team in the business. If you like smart, funny, romantic drama, this is the show for you.”
The series comes from the Offspring team, writer Michael Lucas and producers Imogen Banks and John Edwards.
If it succeeds for TEN, don’t rule it out as a potential Offspring successor for 2015…