Seven ramps up local content
Three new local shows in romance, reality and light entertainment, announced for 2017.
Seven has announced three new local shows, including two formats it has developed internally.
They are Back with the Ex, Instant Hotel and Behave Yourself!
Instant Hotel: Tapping into the world-wide trend of home-owners renting out their properties as holiday accommodation, this new competition series will see home owners vie for the title of best Instant Hotel. Personal taste, precious belongings and price point are all open for judgement as teams travel the country and stay in newly created ‘hotels.’ Guided by a yet to be announced host, homeowners will be judged by a hospitality and interiors expert.
Back with the Ex: Every one of us remembers the very first time we fell in love – the one special person we have never forgotten. Back with the Ex reunites singles with an ‘ex’ they’ve never been able to forget. They are then given the chance to find out if they were ‘the one’ after all. Then comes the ultimate decision: do they walk into the sunset together, or do they walk away forever?
Behave Yourself! Rounding out Seven’s new entertainment productions is Behave Yourself!, a comedy panel program featuring Australia’s best-loved comedians and celebrities competing in fun physical games that reveal the hilarious, shocking and fascinating facts behind why we do the things we do.
Behave Yourself! is hosted by Darren McMullen, based on Irrational Behaviour by Dan Ariely, whose simple experiments uncover universal truths about human irrationality. It has been co-developed by Seven and Eureka Productions.
The new shows follow Head of Programming Angus Ross confirming The X Factor would not return in 2017. Together with Dancing with the Stars out of view, Seven was ready to reveal new local programming.
“The quality of the work coming out of our development team is exceptional,” he said. “The three commissions we are announcing today include two original formats. Australian audiences love Australian-produced content, making this investment in local shows very straightforward.”
Seven is yet to confirm if The Big Music Quiz, also hosted by Darren McMullen, will return in 2017.