TEN confirms key titles for August


Ahead of the Olympics onslaught, TEN has confirmed key shows to air in August will include The Bachelor Australia, The Great Australian Spelling Bee, Offspring, Have You Been Paying Attention? and The Living Room.

All Star Family Feud will also screen.

TEN Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “This year our audiences have grown across all platforms.

“The strong line-up of first-run Australian content, first-run movies and some of our most popular US series we have in August will ensure viewers will find plenty to enjoy.

“Still to come on TEN in 2016 are new seasons of the smash hit series The Bachelorette Australia and Gogglebox, big sporting events such as the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, the must-watch new drama series The Wrong Girl and two of the television milestones of the year – the remarkable two-part event Brock and the spectacular and unmissable Australian Survivor,” she said.

“And in December, Network Ten will bring Australians the summer television sensations – the KFC Big Bash League and the Women’s Big Bash League.”

Australian television viewers are set for a huge month on Network Ten in August, with all their favourite early evening shows and big new seasons of proven hits set to hit screens.

TEN is the only primary commercial free-to-air television channel to increase its prime time audience during 2016 and a strong line-up in August will ensure the momentum continues.

The highlights on TEN include the brand new season of the television phenomenon The Bachelor Australia – which returns at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27 July – plus brand new episodes of the hit family entertainment show The Great Australian Spelling Bee (which starts this Sunday at 6.30pm), the acclaimed and beloved local drama Offspring, the Monday night party that is Have You Been Paying Attention? and the TV Week Logie Award winning The Living Room on Friday nights.

Grant Denyer’s All Star Family Feud returns with more laughs and more celebrities, while TEN’s award-winning early evening line-up of TEN Eyewitness News First At Five, Family Feud and The Project with Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly and Pete Helliar will continue to run hot during August.

TEN viewers will also be entertained by the hit new US comedy Life In Pieces, which debuts on Tuesday 26 July, blockbuster first-run movies such as Gone Girl, Divergent and The Fault In Our Stars, and the first two matches in the highly anticipated Bledisloe Cup showdown between the Wallabies and the All Blacks (20 August and 27 August). 

Network Ten’s ONE and ELEVEN will offer viewers a strong mix of first-run series and fan favourites during August.

ELEVEN’s line-up includes new episodes of the longest-running television drama series in Australia – Neighbours – American Gothic, Sleepy Hollow, Bob’s Burgers, Jane The Virgin, The Late Late Show With James Corden (returning in late July), The Grinder and Pokemon.

For August, ONE will feature Undercover Boss UK, Megafactories, Zoo, Rosewood, Man Seeking Woman, MotoGP action from Austria and the Czech Republic, and much more.


  1. So there should be programming against the Olympics – won’t be anything live until 10pm eastern at best in any case, then add to that the number of competitors not going.

    Have never understood this idea that FTA TV choses not to program against events on other channels – as a business you should always be competing to bring out the best result.

    It’s like KFC not bothering to serve chicken the same day McDonalds does McHappy Day.

  2. Contrary to most comments here… iam not a huge viewer of the olympics… never have been… apart from Sydney… so the alternatives on 9 and 10 and ABC wont be so bad….

  3. TasTVcameraman

    Hmm on one side, mine it is a great idea, but people will watch the Olympics and Seven will be heavily promoting their stuff. It may not be the smartest move.

  4. Channel 10 will burn their final quarter programming slate doing this stupid and moronic programming of first run content up against the olympics

    It’s sheer bloody madness yet they continue to do stupid things like this on a regular basis

    • Not at all correct. Only the Bachelor will compete against the Olympics (which runs for only 2 weeks btw). Survivor, Bachelorette, Wrong Girl, Brock, Gogglebox will all be post Olympics and will compete against the Block and X Factor.

      • Could be genius. Rio is shaping up to be the most underwhelming games of all time and the timezone does not at al work for primetime here – hence heaps of repeats as opposed to live games.

  5. Smart move by 10. I think they’ll do well. 8pm in Sydney is 7am in Rio, so it’s a good two hours before anything actually happens for the day. so prime time here will be full of previous day’s replays, I’m not sure viewers in this Internet age will be willing to sit through that.

  6. It is great news that Ten is running all it’s normal first run content during the Olympics.

    It used to be that TV had nothing but repeats on the other channels while the olympics is on but I’m happy to see that’s a thing of the past.

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