Upfronts 2018 to begin

First showcase for advertisers for 2018 is Nine on Wednesday.

Nine will stage its 2018 Upfronts this Wednesday in Sydney -the first cab off the rank this season.

Nine’s event will be held at FOX Studios on Wednesday afternoon where it is expected to announce a swathe of renewals. Most of Nine’s new 2017 titles have performed well –The Last Resort being the obvious fail.

Recent weeks have been strong for Nine, and renewals are set for Australian Ninja Warrior, The Block (at the Gatwick), The Voice and Married at First Sight. Announcements are set to include new drama Bite Club and Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation while Love Island is also tipped. While This Time Next Year will get a renewal, it is unlikely to screen in 2018. But dramas House Husbands & Love Child are likely to miss out while previously-announced Underbelly Files: Chopper is set for 2018. But what of that McLeod’s Daughters revival….?

After a marathon 2017 Upfronts, this year’s will be a much tighter affair.

TEN’s Upfronts will take place on Thursday November 9 in Sydney at Darling Harbour.

Given the network’s difficult situation in administration it must have been quite a feat to assemble a 2018 showcase. But TEN has always been a network to run its own race. The chatter is positive about a renewal for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, and it has already confirmed Bachelor in Paradise poised to join both current editions. MasterChef will be back for its 10th season while Have You Been Paying Attention? and Gogglebox are dead certs. The Biggest Loser will be out and it’s not looking good for Common Sense. Previously-announced Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures will now air in 2018.

Seven is yet to confirm its Upfronts which are set for Melbourne on October 27. Australian Spartan is already confirmed for what will be a big year of sport, with the Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games. There are whispers My Kitchen Rules will have a format change or even a spin-off. Expect more House Rules, First Dates, The Chase and Little Big Shots.

Foxtel, ABC and SBS (which last year did stage an Upfronts) are yet to confirm their 2018 showcases for advertisers and media.

18 Responses

  1. Will be interesting to see if 800 Words on ch7, and The Wrong Girl on ch10 return.
    I enjoy both of these but the ratings haven’t been great this year.
    Suspect that Love Child had run its course and House Husbands ran out of steam several seasons ago.

  2. Hopefully with CBS involved now Aus Survivor will be back! although i will admit, i think it needs to scale down a bit i think the reason all the “big move” players go early is because theres too many days and too many people and they find out whos calling the shots before merge even happens. have 18 players and 40 days and still do 10 weeks of 2 episodes a week

  3. Hi David, what do you think the chances are of Australian survivor being renewed by TEN for 2018? And also do you think there is ever going to be any hope of Big Brother returning?

  4. Wow what a difference…ch7 don’t have much shows or any good shows at all compared to other networks I know they’ve been trying but have had too many flops- they need to something better! I have to say I’ve been watching alot of ch10 am liking their upfronts too.

  5. I love hearing about each network’s showcase. I hope they confirm cancellations as well as announce renewals and new shows. Our networks, unlike the US, are reluctant to officially announce a show is done.

  6. Upfronts these days generally don’t excite me like they used to. Too many times are there shows announced that get put off or even don’t make it at all. Despite that, Ten’s should be interesting and would hopefully start to reveal some of what CBS are going to do for the network.

  7. Channel Nine should use the logo used in the graphic above with the balls and word Nine, it looks better than the dated number 9 they use.
    From the shows listed for Seven next year, it looks like it’ll be another year that I won’t have anything to watch on Seven. I no longer watch 7two since they took away H&A Early Years, and there is nothing for me on 7mate and 7flix.

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