Nine Upfronts to echo strong year
With the finish line in view, Nine is bound to announce a swag of renewals on Wednesday.
Nine will stage its Upfronts tomorrow afternoon at FOX Studios.
Nine has enjoyed a bumper year now leading in both Total People and Demos. That means there will be a swag of returning titles: Married at First Sight, The Voice (any new coaches?), The Block in Brighton, Lego Masters, Australian Ninja Warrior, Travel Guides and probably Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation. Could Nine also greenlight a local version of Holey Moley?
Doctor Doctor, originally due this year, will likely run in early 2020. There should be early footage of Halifax: Retribution which is about to wrap production. Expect to hear details on Informer 3838, Nine’s Lawyer X drama, which could well fall under an Underbelly banner. All eyes on whether SeaChange gets a second season -I would tip yes, unlike more of Bad Mothers.
Attention will also turn to Nine’s plans for Karl Stefanovic after This Time Next Year concluded with low numbers. It’s a show that also takes two years to film. Will Karl land a new project or just stick with 60 Minutes -or will those rumours about a Today show return be realised?
Another perpetual question surrounding Nine is their plans for Thursdays following the passing of The Footy Show/s.
There should be more news and factuals, such as Paramedics and RBT, plus an overdue special ABBA: Let the Music Speak.
It is probably too soon to know if Love Island will return.
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