TEN to improve schedule with Scorpion, Gold Coast Cops, NCIS, Modern Family.

2014-09-13_0145TEN will shake-up its primetime schedule at the end of the month with new and returning titles in a bid to turn around its ratings.

New US drama Scorpion will kick things off at 6:30pm Sunday September 28th, starring Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee and Robert Patrick.

Scorpion inspired by a true story, is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s “Scorpion” team includes Toby Curtis, an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn, a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd, a statistics guru.

It will be followed by the season premiere of Modern Family at 7:30pm and a repeat at 8pm.

“The Long Honeymoon & Regrets Only”
Mitch and Cam have returned from their honeymoon and Mitch is acclimating to real life much quicker than Cameron. Meanwhile, Clair is furious with Phil – the only problem is, Phil has no idea why!

On Monday September 29th new factual series Gold Coast Cops premieres at 7:30pm.

Don’t miss the exhilarating, action-packed season premiere of Gold Coast Cops. The team of elite, hand-picked officers discover hom made explosives hidden in the car of a Hell’s Angels member.

It will be followed by former Pay TV series Territory Cops, from the same producer.

Take a behind the scenes look into Australia’s busiest police force. is a nerve-wracking stake-out for our team the wait patiently to catc remote community drug runners who are flying out of town.

A season final of Have You Been Paying Attention? airs at 8:30pm.

On Tuesday September 30th, new NCIS is back in its traditional 8:30pm timeslot.

“Twenty Kicks”
Gibbs and McGee travel to Russia to safely escort home an NCIS computer engineer connected to classified intel, but their mission is compromised while hunted by a Russian mercenary group.

There’s also a blank TBA slot waiting to be filled at 9pm Thursday October 2nd –Party Tricks following Bachelor perhaps?

It’s an improved schedule from what is on offer thanks to the US Fall season kicking off, but there are still some areas of concern. Scorpion currently has Bondi Rescue repeats as its lead-in which would be a disastrous way to launch a new series. Jamie Oliver is still in schedule on Tuesday (no sign of Recipe to Riches yet) and movie repeats still fill other under-performing slots.

It will also come under heavy artillery from Seven and Nine, also fast-tracking some US titles, but viewers will be the winners with plenty of choice.

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