“New franchise” for Seven next June

Annual financial results are not just interesting for the numbers, sometimes the presentations include hints of what’s to come too.

Today Seven documents for analysts indicate a “New Franchise” will be screening in June 2018.

There have been rumours about Seven aiming for their own Ninja Warrior, with rumours of Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge …or maybe they will finally get around to screening Cannonball (joke).

My Kitchen Rules is also noted as March, but probably only because Winter Olympics takes pride of place in February. There are 2 weeks (of non-ratings) between the end of the Australian OpenOlympics, so I would expect MKR anytime from February 25.

Not sure what happened to December….?

Meanwhile there are also further hints of upcoming titles, Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You, Back with the Ex, Little Big Shots, Instant Hotel and more of The Secret Daughter, Murder Uncovered.

I would tip those for this year, although that’s largely unconfirmed.


  1. Rumour or not – the usual tired ideas will be trotted out by the middle-aged individuals ruining this industry, talked and beaten up. Meanwhile the slow erosion of eyeballs continues…..

  2. Maybe it’ll be an Australian version of the upcoming BBC1 replacement for Bake Off, “The Big Family Cooking Showdown”. I’m sure Seven could change it up to make it all about the contestant narration rather than actual footage with host narration.

  3. Looking at those upcoming titles suspected for the rest of the this year, I really think Nine will jump ahead For the remaining months. It’s already happening with The Block & Seven winning the week based on multichannels only. The Block is the best launchpad Nine can have for their remaining product. Back with the Ex looks like another Kiss Bang Love / Yummy Mummies (trashy turkey). I wasn’t ready to dismiss Little Big Shots, but Seven removing it shows even they don’t believe in it. Yes, Seven keep winning, but you have to say Nine has the momentum in 2017 with MAFS, Ninja, True Story & This Time Next Year. (P.S. I don’t work for them)

  4. By the time Little Big Shots finally makes it to air, these kids will be grown up adults with families of their own!

    This show looked like a turkey from day one.

  5. Armchair Analyst

    Looking forward to sports events as usual. thats about it. evereything else is hit and miss. personally all FTA networks need to better use there output deals that they already have. Then they have a hope.

  6. Great, Spartan, Ultimate Team Challenge……..What a crock. Why do these idiots always come up with a copy of shows from another network? The networks haven’t got an original thought in their heads. No wonder people have found other ways to watch some quality shows.

  7. The Pyeongchang 2018 will probably Be using a 7Olympics app (albeit Plus7) hence people can stream events exclusively live. Do people have to pay to watch all exclusive Olympic events?

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