Upfronts 2022: 7mate / 7TWO / 7flix

Two series from Paul Fenech, plus Tow Truckers, Desert Collectors, Murdoch Mysteries & The Simpsons in 2022.

In addition to Seven’s 2022 slate for its primary channel, there are further announcement on its multichannels.

These include two new series from Housos‘ prolific Paul Fenech, a new comedy from Rick Donald, more local factuals and international dramas.


Housos: The Thong Warrior
From the suburbs to the outback, the cast of Housos are back in a brand-new comedy. Franky is on a mission to stalk and thong slap all forms of authority, with Shazza in hot pursuit (Antichocko Productions).

Local Council
The new comedy from Pauly Fenech of Housos, Fat Pizza and Bogan Hunters fame is set in a dodgy council, with dodgy council workers, a dodgy mayor, dodgy developers and dodgy council officials (Antichocko Productions).

Gem Hunters Down Under
Set deep in the heart of Central Queensland, this new factual series follows the highs and lows of a community of passionate sapphire hunters working in extreme conditions (WildBear Entertainment).

Watch Dogs
A new comedy about two dysfunctional security officers trying to catch a serial offender who is attacking the locals in a beachside suburb (Oldboy Productions).

Extreme Tow Truckers
A new factual series in which Australian trucking companies battle it out to win the most extreme and lucrative towing contracts in the country (Fredbird Entertainment).

Adventure Gold Diggers
Follow a group of prospectors as they search for gold in some of the most remote and inhospitable areas of Australia (Fredbird Entertainment).

Desert Collectors
For the third season, the Collectors travel the Australian outback in search of unique treasures and meet the people who spend their lives collecting them (Desert Collectors Productions).

The 7mate slate also includes Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Storage Wars, Arctic Ice Railroad and Aussie Lobster Men, plus Hollywood blockbuster franchise action movies and comedy movies.


Next year 7two will again be the home of great British mystery dramas and classic comedies, including The Coroner, Lewis, Inspector Morse, A Touch Of Frost, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Mrs Brown’s Boys, The Vicar Of Dibley and Father Brown.

The best in lifestyle TV also lives on 7two, with Escape To The Country, Bargain Hunt, Air Crash Investigations, Billy Connolly and Martin Clunes specials, Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages and much more.


The very best in animation is on 7flix – including The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad and Futurama – along with The Voice USA, Bridezillas, First Dates Australia, Marrying Millions and a lot of Gordon Ramsay.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks David. Looking forward to both of Paul Fenech’s work and maybe even Rick Donald’s new project (surely it can’t be any worse then Australia’s Sexist Tradie?)

  2. What’s going on with new episodes of American Dad? the latest season has one episode left in America but hasn’t even started here. Will AD be the same as Family Guy airing episodes on Disney+ a couple of weeks after FTA?

    7flix must not have much going on if they are mentioning Futurama that hasn’t had any new episodes in 8 years. Disney+ should bring back new Futurama it’s still probably the best animated show of all time up there with Rick and Morty. A new season might do well on Disney.

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