Here’s what they are confirming for 2015:
Gallipoli: “The television event of 2015”
Married at First Sight: “Australia says ‘I do’ to the most controversial social experiment.”
The Block: “Returning in 2015 with not one, but two blockbuster series”
The Voice: “Returning louder than ever in 2015”
House Husbands: “The Logie Award winning drama returns in 2015”
Love Child: “The no.1 Drama of 2014”
State of Origin: “All three games delivered over 2 million viewers”
NRL: “2014 NRL Grand Final was the highest rating NRL match in history”
Gina v Rose: House of Hancock: “The world’s most formidable & colourful women in Australia’s history – Gina & Rose Hancock”
plus 2 Brand New Formats: ” Highly integratable and locally produced”
Absent from the highlights list are The Voice: Kids and Big Brother -Nine was careful to include footage of Sonia Kruger in a showreel while not specifically confirming its return.
While that’s likely to fuel speculation about its future, it’s not uncommon for networks to want to see a show’s season play out before deciding on its future. Similarly, we should not expect any decisions by Seven on The Big Adventure this week.
Two seasons of The Block is not unexpected, both to be set in South Yarra, with one already underway. Married at First Sight was originally announced for 2014. Gallipoli looks like being a stunner.
Nine is yet to confirm its Upfronts plans, expected for late November.