Upfronts 2022: What can we expect from Nine?

Upfronts season is here, with Nine ready to raise the curtain on new & returning shows.

Tomorrow Nine presents its 2022 Upfronts to media buyers across its TV, digital, radio and print platforms.

Nine is expected to renew all of its early evening slate from 2021 with some variations (such as celebrities in Lego Masters and a rumoured regional edition of The Block.

Nine always prides itself on News & Current Affairs and it’s been a big year for that. Expect much around its news brands and personalities.

It’s also time for Nine to commit to new dramas in 2022. Amazing Grace is its sole new drama this year but has not been formally renewed. This follows the end of Doctor Doctor and single seasons of Halifax: Retribution and Seachange -the key here is international sales.

A few shows were unable to proceed due to COVID and will fall into 2022, while some are still due this year.

On the Rumour front are new shows expected for Yvie Jones & Shaynna Blaze… and the arvo numbers for Tipping Point are always worth asking if a local version is possible -if so what slot?


Australian version of UK series in which two professional chefs tryto replicate a famous snack to a panel of judges. Presenter: Yvie Jones.

Country Home Rescue (expected this year)
Shaynna Blaze renovates a 120 year old house in Kyneton with her children Carly & Jesse.


Celebrity Apprentice,
Married At First Sight,
Lego Masters,
Nine News,
Australian Open,
Logie Awards,

State of Origin,
Space Invaders,

Expected to be announced:

The Block,
Australian Ninja Warrior,
Under Investigation,
Beauty And The Geek,
Hot Seat,
Today Extra,
A Current Affair,
60 Minutes,
Australian Crime Stories,

Footy Classified,
100% Footy,
Sunday Footy Show,
Travel Guides,

Yet to air in 2021:

Love Island,
Parental Guidance (aka The Parent Jury),
Beach House Escape,
Celebrity IOU Australia,
Million Dollar Murders,
Desert Vet,
The Weakest Link
Australia Behind Bars
Carols by Candlelight,


Amazing Grace,
The Weakest Link,

Mega Zoo,
Country House Hunters,
Bondi Vet,
The Hundred with Andy Lee,

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5 Responses

  1. Agree that it’s time Nine (and all networks) committed to some local drama. Nine probably have the most depth to their schedule overall and Stan seems to do well with local drama but their FTA channel is underwhelming at best. I’d like to see the return of Halifax along with another 2 new projects for 2022.

    Also looking at your list, Space Invaders was renewed for another season. There’s an article on 9Now about it, I saw a casting notice and the news was shared on their Facebook page.

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