Upfronts 2022: 10

Hunted Australia, Chrissie Swan to host Would I Lie to You? and Julie Goodwin is back in the MasterChef kitchen in 2022.

  • New: Hunted Australia
  • New: Would I Lie to You? Australia hosted by Chrissie Swan; First Dates Australia
  • The Amazing Race Australia jetting off to international
  • MasterChef: Foodies v Favourites with Julie Goodwin returning
  • Australian Survivor: Blood v Water
  • Returning: I’m a Celebrity, Masked Singer, Bachelor / Bachelorette, HYBPA?, Cheap Seats, Dog House Australia, Gogglebox, Pilot Week
  • FA Cup 

A new reality show, Hunted Australia, begins a TV chase and Julie Goodwin is back in the MasterChef kitchen in 2022 -and the FA Cup is coming.

10 has unveiled its 2022 slate to advertisers today, kicking off once again on January 3 with I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

It will be followed by Australian Survivor: Blood v Water with new and returning cast before MasterChef Australia: Foodies v Favourites. 

Chrissie Swan will host a local version of Would I Lie to You? with team captains Chris Taylor and Frank Woodley. Dating series First Dates moves from Seven, both due early in 2022.

Later in 2022 are Bachelor / Bachelorette franchises, The Masked Singer and The Amazing Race Australia -setting its sights on international destinations once more (hooray!). The First Inventors, a co-production with NITV originally set for 2021, will also screen.

10 regulars Have You Been Paying Attention, Gogglebox, Ambulance Australia, The Project, The Living Room, Studio 10 return while Pilot Week is now locked on for 22.

Daniel Monaghan, Senior Vice President, Content and Programming, ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand said: “Over the past 18 months we’ve grown our viewing share and once again proven ourselves to be leaders in escapist entertainment across all platforms.

“Our linear free-to-air channels boast the youngest audience of any commercial network, with 30% of our viewers under 39. Not only that, but we also have the most female audience – an astonishing 61% – of any commercial network in Australia.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Australian Survivor, MasterChef Australia, The Masked Singer Australia, The Project, Gogglebox Australia and Have You Been Paying Attention? continue to rule the Under 50s demographic and dominate the national conversation.

“This year Network 10 has also attracted its biggest ever digital audience, with minutes viewed on 10 Play up 10% year-on-year.

“In 2022, our flagship franchises are returning bigger and better than ever, and they’ll be complemented by premiere series like Hunted Australia, Would I Lie To You? Australia and First Dates Australia.

“We promise to maintain our impressive trajectory with a strong, consistent line-up of premium content for all audiences, across all channels and platforms.”

In local Drama only Neighbours is confirmed for 10 Peach at the moment, but a second season of The Secrets She Keeps was previously confirmed.

Beverley McGarvey,  Executive Vice President of ViacomCBS ANZ, tells TV Tonight, “I think it probably will make it for next year. We’re just about to start on it. It will definitely happen. There probably will be another new drama, but we just aren’t ready to announce anything yet. But we will obviously have drama on 10 as well as Paramount+.”

Meanwhile the axe has fallen on Making It Australia and Hughesy We Have a Problem while decisions linger for Bondi Rescue, The Cube, Territory Cops, How to Stay Married.


Arriving on 10 in 2022, the radical social experiment Hunted will take viewers on an intense, edge-of-the- seat journey where ordinary Australians go on the run, attempting to avoid a crack team of expert hunters. The stakes will be huge in this real-life thriller as we follow Australian fugitives, all facing the daunting challenge of remaining undetected. The fugitives will not be allowed any money to assist them and are unable to enlist the help of others during their desperate flight. To evade their pursuers, they’ll need to become invisible. But when every move you make can leave a trace, hiding in plain sight will be far from simple. The team of experts giving chase will consist of some of the world’s top investigators, each of them with access to cutting edge, targeted technology. If our ordinary Australians can outsmart and outrun the pros, they stand to win an incredible prize. Hunted is an Endemol Shine Australia production for Network 10.

Would I Lie to You Australia?
Host Chrissie Swan will direct two teams – captained by hilarious comedians Chris Taylor and Frank Woodley – as they navigate the far-fetched to the perfectly plausible. Trying to hoodwink each other with hilarious tall and twisted tales, it’s up to viewers to separate the truth from the fiction. Each week a stellar line-up of celebrity and comedic guests will reveal amazing and bizarre stories about themselves. Some stories, incredibly, are true. Other stories, amazingly, are made up. The aim of the game is to fool the opposing team into mistaking fact for fiction and fiction for fact. Would I Lie To You? is an Endemol Shine Australia production for Network 10.

First Dates Australia
In 2022, First Dates Australia is ready to help singles from all over the country find a very special someone – and hopefully nurture any spark into a hunk o’ burning love! With no competition and no eliminations, this enchanting fly-on-the-wall series leaves plenty of space for love to blossom as it perfectly captures the nervous excitement that comes with every first date. Paired by relationship experts, single strangers looking for love will meet for a dinner date like no other. Our hidden cameras will be there to capture each spine-tingling moment as it happens – from those all-important first impressions to that final, nervous goodnight. Each week, new singles from all walks of life will search for their perfect partner. But will Cupid’s arrow strike true, or will our couples be calling for the cheque, pronto? First Dates Australia is a Warner Bros. production for Network 10.

FA Cup (10 / Paramount+)
The world’s longest-running domestic knockout football competition, The Emirates FA Cup, not only features the best English clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and defending champions, Leicester City, but also some of the world’s best players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah and Jamie Vardy, and offers clubs across the English football pyramid a chance to play against them all. The competition officially kicks-off with the First Round Proper on Saturday, 6 November and will continue through to the Final at Wembley Stadium in May, 2022.

The First Inventors (co-pro with NITV)
The First Inventors will transport you back in time – between 70,000 and 120,000 years ago – to a community in the midst of developing sophisticated stone tools, art, agriculture, irrigation and much more. In this fascinating story of knowledge, resilience, and invention, presenter Rob Collins will meet and collaborate with First Nations authorities whose frontline fieldwork offers an exciting new insight into ancient Indigenous innovations and discoveries.


I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
On January 3, Lady Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown will return to the so-called jungle here in Australia for their eighth season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!. Julia said: “The Doctor and I had an absolute ball doing the show in Australia last season and we can’t wait to hack our way back into the so-called jungle in 2022. Everyone is going to love our latest bunch of camp mates! “I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! is the perfect show for summer. Expect loads of laughs, a few tears, some mind-blowing surprises and the most insane challenges ever seen on Australian TV.”

Australian Survivor: Blood v Water
In Australian Survivor: Blood V Water, new and returning players will compete in pairs. Adding a further level of intrigue, each pair is bound by blood: identical twins, married couples, in-laws, siblings and cousins. Survivor is ultimately an individual game… so what happens when you play bound to another player? Is it possible to betray the ones you love?

MasterChef Australia: Foodies vs Favourites
MasterChef Australia: Foodies vs Favourites will see 12 fresh-faced foodies face off against a dozen of the best chefs ever seen in the MasterChef kitchen, including Alvin Quah, Sarah Todd, Michael Weldon and the OG kitchen queen herself, Julie Goodwin. Once again, the action will unfold under the keen eye of judges Melissa Leong, Jock Zonfrillo and Andy Allen. Melissa said: “We are back for another action-packed season of thrills, chills and kitchen spills… we couldn’t be more pumped! Add to that a handful of new MasterChef foodies going head-to-head with beloved characters from the MasterChef universe over the years… and then of course there’s Julie Goodwin! If ever there was a time to feel connected through food, it’s now: MasterChef Australia is the hit of nostalgia, inspiration and feel-good fun we need as nation and Jock, Andy and I couldn’t be more excited to serve up a generous and heartfelt serving to audiences in 2022.”

The Bachelor / The Bachelorette Australia
Love guru Osher Günsberg will be back at the helm for all the romance, drama, roses and twinkling fairy lights of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette Australia in 2022. Osher said: Get set for more love stories, more luxurious dates, and more whispering when we return with The Bachelor and The Bachelorette Australia in 2022. We redefined dating shows with The Bachelorette Australia this year, and it’s set to be even better next season as we head to a major moment for this landmark franchise. 10 seasons of any show is a major milestone, and as we hit that landmark with The Bachelor Australia, I’m just so excited to be a part of telling Australia’s favourite love story in a new and exciting way.”

The Masked Singer Australia
Boasting the biggest local and international stars, TV’s premier mask-based singing show (OK, you guessed it – it’s The Masked Singer Australia) is back for a new series of spectacle and speculation. 

The Amazing Race Australia
Grab your backpack, lace up your runners and don’t forget to pack your passport (can I hear a hallelujah?) because The Amazing Race Australia will be back racing around the world in 2022.

Have You Been Paying Attention?
Have You Been Paying Attention? is back for its 10th season with quizmaster Tom Gleisner and series regulars Sam Pang and Ed Kavalee. Tom said: “It has been so much fun hosting another season of HYBPA? and I hope that our show has provided an opportunity for audiences to enjoy watching something other than Chief Health Officers giving daily press conferences. We look forward to returning in 2022.”

The Cheap Seats
The Cheap Seats will continue to whack on Tuesday night’s funny bone with co-hosts Melanie Bracewell and Tim McDonald blitzing those blink-and-you-miss-it news stories for a generation who’ve forgotten how to read. Tim said: “We’ve loved bringing you the best bits of the week on The Cheap Seats! We’re already tinkering with the format (think Squid Game) and can’t wait to do it all again next year until Mel’s visa expires.”

The Dog House Australia
There’s good news for animal lovers. We’ll continue our quest to find lonely dogs their fur- ever home when The Dog House Australia returns for a brand new series.


10’s Fab Four – Amanda Keller, Chris Brown, Barry Du Bois and Miguel Maestre – are suiting up for another season of The Living Room. Expect more food, more renovations, more inspiration – pretty much more of everything!

Oh, and don’t forget our favourite friends on the couch! 2022 just wouldn’t be the same without Gogglebox!

Award-winning current affairs show The Project enters its 13th year in 2022 and will continue to provide Australians with news delivered differently six nights a week.

10 News First will bring you the biggest and most comprehensive coverage of local, national and international news stories, while Studio 10 is back weekday mornings with its unpredictable mix of kooky fun and crazy energy.


In 2022, 10 is the home of Australian football and will proudly be broadcasting A-League matches live, as well as FFA Cup games and all the big clashes featuring the Matildas and Socceroos. And to our trophy cabinet we’re thrilled to have added the Emirates FA Cup – the world’s most prestigious domestic knockout football competition, featuring the biggest English clubs and the world’s greatest players. After two years without any racing action at the famous Albert Park circuit, the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix roars back to life in 2022, while 10 is proud to once again host all the excitement and glamour of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.


Ambulance UK,
The Dog House,
FBI: Most Wanted,
Jamie Oliver,
The Graham Norton Show.

10 BOLD / 10 Peach / 10 Shake / Paramount+ to be filed separately.

51 Responses

  1. Didn’t they only just do an All Stars series on Masterchef – seems a bit soon to return to another one featuring former contestants? Seems these big franchise shows are relying more on nostalgia than their relevance today now.

    Be interested to see Hunted – odd the description says they can’t get help from anyone as that is all part of the process. Risking that strangers will help you rather than turn you in, which relies on the Hunters using social media and local radio etc. to appeal for the Hunted to be found long whilst the series is recorded.

    1. Yes, don’t like that part of Hunted…I think it might also be to do with 10 not wanting the public to have any contestant info/spoilers as it won’t be airing for a whole 9-12 months after filming.

  2. As much as I love the OG WILTY, I’m (pleasantly) surprised it’s getting an Australian reskin. Chris Taylor (IMO) is not “David” enough, but I’m not sure who else fills the gap. Frank will be fine, that’s an inspired bit of casting. Chrissie proved herself on other shows, seems a good fit. I know there were rumours flying around that Ch. 10 was poised to bring GNW back. Disappointed but not that upset.

    Hunted is an interesting pick-up. I remember ABC2 (back in the day) doing a couple of the UK series here. Will be interested to see how it translates to an Australian context.

    1. I’m surprised a local version of this show hasn’t been attempted before, but really looking forward to it, along with Hunted. Hopefully we see a mix of new / unexpected people on the show, rather than the same old.

  3. I Will Stick to watching the Original British Version Of Would I Lie To You always hilarious and fast moving – The Chrissie Swan Version will not last – I am disapointed Hughesy We Have a problem is not returning maybe Channel 7 Will take the show.

  4. There is no way on this earth that WILTY will work. It’s all about casting. Frank will be funny…but the other two, no way (Chris Taylor, funny?????) And that’s the permanent team…the channel 10 ‘turnstile’ will just litter the series with 3rd rate panellists. Plus, Endemol Shine have no track record what-so-ever in this genre. Fail!

  5. Would I Lie To You? is a good format, but will an Australian version create good ratings? There’s an uneasiness about the show due to the premise of being dishonest, though there’s humour in figuring out if the stories are true. But it’s difficult to tell if what they claim is true really did happen because the claims are often outrageous. If the claims can be confirmed with evidence, it would be good.

    I think an Australian version of Mock The Week would be better due to the popular improve aspect that worked well in the popular Thank God You’re Here, which was only discontinued due to the running out of guests. “We didn’t want to overuse the people we loved; the Shaun’s (Micallef), the Angus’s (Sampson), Julia Zemiro, Cal Wilson,” said Tom Gleisner on an EKP podcast with Ed Kavalee in response to why the show wasn’t renewed for a 5th season, so there’s an opportunity in capturing that market.

  6. Can someone please take The Living Room out the back and shoot it? I loved the show initially, but after it was rested and then brought back with COVID restrictions it’s just not the same. Moreover, it’s not even fun any more. The latest episodes have literally been highlight clip shows (of boring COVID episodes no less). The only time that ever worked previously was for a Hot Or Not special.

    Surprised they’re bringing The Bachelor back after Jimmy’s season. I’m still waiting for a contestant to turn to Osher and ask “Can I take them both?” That would be ground breaking!!

    I take it’s a “no” on FBI: International?

  7. I was hoping for 2 seasons of Australian Survivor. But it looks like it’s just simply swapping spots with TAR? Probably to let Amazing Race have time to film internationally.

  8. With survivor blood vs water moving to the first half of the year, I really thought we would be getting two seasons next year (like they originally planned for 2020), so a little disappointed it’s just the one, brought forward.

    I know returning contestants gets viewers back, but do we need it so regularly on tv? It’s becoming quite the trend… survivor, master chef, big brother 2022, I’m just waiting for love island/ second chance, to be a thing next to get ratings up..

    1. Amanda didn’t seem too thrilled with some of Shaun’s shenanigans on Your Gen back in the day, so I strongly doubt that she would be keen on participating in death-defying stunts and eating vomit-inducing wildlife 12 years later, however controlled the conditions may be.

  9. Hunted sounds really good, can’t wait for that. Glad TARA is going international next year. Looking forward to TMS, HYBPA, The Cheap Seats, MasterChef (as always) and more Gogglebox. Hope How to stay Married returns, I actually quite like it’s quirkiness and comedy. Actually out 7, 9 and 10, 10 is the one we watch the most in our household.

    1. In total people yes and was weaker than previous seasons in demos, but still competitive in demos and online. And since Making It flopped, they can’t get rid of everything.

  10. Would I Lie to You Australia, Hunted and The Amazing Race Australia are the two I will be looking forward to, and I think Would I Lie To You (the original UK version) is on tonight on ABC TV Plus, so if you are interested in how it works, check it out, it is good. And if my memory serves me right, didn’t ABC show the UK version a few years back on the then-ABC2?

    Oh, in regards to Julie Goodwin appearing on MasterChef, it’s 2022 not 2020.

    1. There have been UK and US versions…try and “hunt” one down. It’s worth a watch, especially the UK one. Some liberties are taken with “reality”, but it makes for compelling television.

    2. Hunted is amazing, edge of your seats action. And when you are being hunted by former detectives, police officers and the like, you know you’ve got to be good.
      Though curious to see how contract tracing comes into play with this series.

    3. UK version of Hunted is brilliant but not sure how you can really do it in Australia. UK is small in area with large population and cctv everywhere. Would need to severely limit area contestants can go in Australia . Australia also has different surveillance rules to UK. Hope they can sort out all the logistics and make it work here

  11. Jesus. Wash, rinse, repeat. So much innovation from the FTA networks these days! Streaming is my go-to every night without a shadow of a doubt and the above ‘slate’ of programming is precisely why. To think they spend all year brainstorming ideas and then to get this?! How much do they get paid?

  12. Thank you Network 10! 2022 is definitely your year to shine, with The Amazing Race Australia going back internationally, Australian Survivor: Blood v Water and of course, Hunted Australia coming to our screens! I’m really looking forward to all three of these shows and I really do think 2022 is going to be one of the bets years for Australian television!

    1. Maybe they just needed something for her to do. I’m apprehensive too, but I’ll give her a go. The host can be a straight “man”, it just so happens that Rob Brydon is hilarious.

    2. I’m also not sure about her as a host. Rob Brydon is so good on the UK show because he could also be one of the captains. Whereas Chrissy doesn’t seem like that.

    3. I hope they tried to get Colin Lane as the other captain. Nothing against Chris Taylor, but the British version works because Lee Mack and David Mitchell are friends and Frank v Colin would have been great.

    4. I’m worried this will be like the AU version of Pointless. Cast it wrong and it’s got no hope. The formats of these shows are brilliant – we just never spend enough time getting the casting right.

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