Still to come in ’21

There's still a lot in store to come this year.

With mid-point in the TV year recently having passed there’s still much to come before the end of ratings in late November.

Based on recent announcements, here’s what you can look forward to on Free to Air (does not include Sport). Some of these shows already have announced airdates.



Tomorrow Tonight,
The Newsreader,
The School That Tried to End Racism,
Here Out West,
Back to Nature,
Going Country,
I’m Wanita,
Palazzo di Cozzo: The Australian Dream. Italian Style,
Step into Paradise,
Muster Dogs,
Invisible War,
Beyond the Towers,
Total Control,
Joanna Lumley’s Britain,
All My Friends are Racist,
The Trial of Christine Keeler,
Brian Cox’s Adventures in Time & Space,
Tall Poppy: A Skater’s Story,
Inside The Met,
Live at the Apollo,
Space Nova,
Kevin’s Grandest Design,
Strong Women (iview)

Australian Book Series with Claudia Karvan,
The As Yet Unnamed Democracy Project (working title)


The Voice,
SAS Australia,
The All New Monty,
Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries,
Around the World in 80 Days,
Homicide with Ron Iddles,
Fat Pizza,
Australia’s Sexiest Tradie,

TBA: Australian Gangster,
Fam Time,


The Block,
Parent Jury,
Australian Crime Story,
Love Island,
The Hundred with Andy Lee,
Beach House Escape,
Celebrity IOU Australia,
Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo?,
Million Dollar Mysteries,
Logie Awards,
ARIA Awards,
Carols by Candlelight


The Masked Singer,
Making It,
The Bachelorette,
The Doghouse (AU),
The First Inventors,
Ambulance Australia,
Celebrity MasterChef,
Mirror Mirror with Todd Sampson,
Lie With Me,
Pilot Week


Celebrity Mastermind,
Brooklyn Nine-Nine,
The Bowraville Murders,
Our African Roots,
What Does Australia Really Think About…,
Can Science Prevent Suicide?,
Australia vs Anxiety,
Australia’s Health Revolution,
Every Family Has a Secret,
New Gold Mountain,
War of the Worlds,
Iggy & Ace (SBS on Demand)

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31 Responses

  1. So Gruen, War Of The Worlds and the final seasons of Rosehaven and B99. Fairly lean pickings. Seal Team S4 has started on Paramount Plus, Evil S2 is airing in the US but no sign of it here.

    Brian Cox’s Adventures in Time and Space is a clip show of his previous shows with updated narration. I watched a bit of it on BBC Earth.

  2. Waiting for Brian Cox’s adventure in time and space. His last one, The Planets, was incredible

    Brooklyn nine nine bows out with the final season. Hopefully ending on a high.

    1. Yes those shows are like The Simpsons. So many episodes have been made that are thrown into TV schedules randomly. They can be 5 years old and I haven’t seen them before hehehe.

  3. David is there any news on the new seasons of Endeavour and Vera for Aunty? I realise they’ve both been Covid-shortened to three episodes and 2×2 episodes respectively. I think I read somewhere that both would be available “towards the end of the year”,

  4. David, have you heard anything more about the 10/NITV show The First Inventors? It sounded interesting, but never struck me as a good fit for 10.

  5. I’m surprised to say there is very little on the entire list I’m looking forward to. The Newsreader looks excellent for the ABC and I’m keen for second seasons of War Of the Worlds and SAS Australia but that’s about it.

  6. No House Rules or MKR for Seven this year? Have they been axed or just rested? I enjoyed last years House Rules all be shortened series of it with Covid.

    1. House Rules jumped the shark with their judge and rule changes. When it became more about the judges theatrics and show tricks than the contestants, we lost interest. The Block have made a point of having a stable judging panel that don’t upstage the contestants, and simple rules.

  7. ABC seems to have a lot of shows coming (and more than the other networks). Looking forward to some of what is coming to ABC in particular.

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