Nine has a new stripped reality food format in the pipeline.
Yesterday CEO Hugh Marks flagged a 50 per cent increase in premium local content hours for the calendar year 2017.
They include another season of The Block, more Married At First Sight, more of The Voice, the return of Hamish and Andy, Doctor Doctor, The House of Bond, House Husbands, This Time Next Year, Australian Ninja Warrior and a new stripped reality food show.
“Generally, we are focused on more local content across the whole year,” Hugh Marks said.
“There are no guarantees in this business. You enter into everything with the best of intent – The Block has done well, we saw the performance of Married against Kitchen Rules last year, we feel confident that that revitalised and changed format has a good job to do against what is Channel Seven’s juggernaut.”
TV Tonight understands the yet-to-be-revealed Hamish & Andy project will be Australian-based with filming to begin soon.