Nine’s new entertainment series This Time Next Year, hosted by Karl Stefanovic, begins on Monday week.
More than 12 months in the making, the series sees everyday Aussies hoping to achieve a personal goal within a year.
“To see the contributors walk through one door and then reappear moments later through another door to share their year-long journey is a first for Australian TV. It’s time travel like you’ve never seen before,” he said.
“Some contributors were successful, some weren’t. But they all have an amazing story to share and many of the transformations are truly awe-inspiring. Even I wasn’t aware of the outcome until I met them back on stage. This Time Next Year is a show I’m proud to be a part of.”
In every inspirational episode people from across the country will pledge to change their lives by “this time next year” – whether it is to overcome a setback, find love, reunite with a relative or even achieve a world record.
Hosted by Karl Stefanovic, many of the stories take unexpected turns over the course of the year, with the result of each story revealed in an instant.
In the premiere episode, meet Sequoiah and Luke, a young couple from Gawler in South Australia who are determined to have a baby despite difficulties conceiving and several failed attempts at IVF.
Country farmer Brad from NSW will venture out on the dating scene in an attempt to find true romance for the very first time – but what secret has he been hiding?
Joshua, a five-year-old child genius from Sydney with an IQ similar to Albert Einstein’s, amazes Karl with a pledge that most adults would find incredibly challenging.
Jennifer and Darren from the Blue Mountains in NSW will pledge to shed 100 kilograms between them in the hope that they will look amazing at their wedding.
Leaving her office job and becoming a stuntwoman is an ambition Mel from Sydney is determined to achieve, but is she ready for the gruelling physical demands ahead?
And can Emma from Brisbane overcome a crippling injury to get up from her wheelchair and walk again?
This Time Next Year is a format developed by Twofour in the UK and produced in Australia by the Nine Network.
8:45pm Monday July 31 on Nine.