Seven to reboot This Is Your Life
Classic entertainment show profiling famous Australians to return as event series on Seven.
EXCLUSIVE: This Is Your Life is returning to Seven later this year as a series of special events celebrating famous Australians.
The classic TV format will profile celebrities, achievers, sports stars, performers and feature reunions, never-before-seen-footage and performances. It will highlight memories from family, friends, and colleagues, including international names.
Originally premiering on Seven in 1975 with Mike Willesee, it ran for six years with hosts Digby Wolfe and Roger Climpson. Nine also screened it variously from 1995 to 2008 with Mike Munro, before a brief 2011 run with Eddie McGuire.
Seven’s Director of Network Programming, Angus Ross, said: “This Is Your Life was an iconic and incredibly successful show for many years. The time feels right for it to return. We can’t wait to bring the format into 2022, engaging both new viewers and the generations of Australians who remember the show fondly and will welcome its return.”
ITV Studios Australia CEO David Mott told TV Tonight, “It was one of the most enduring shows of its time. It’s going to celebrate wonderful Australians. But it’s also the fact that when you when you look at nostalgia, such as the Hey Hey special, there’s a real love and fondness to looking back at moments, well-known people and high achievers.
“We don’t want to move it from the DNA of what the show is, but certainly it’s look and tone will take on an ‘event’ feel.
“Whenever the show came back, it always worked so we’re thrilled that Seven has seen this opportunity.”
Sabrina Duguet, EVP APAC for All3Media International, said: “The appeal of This Is Your Life is timeless and we’re delighted to now represent the Ralph Edwards Production show. The series has focused on the famous and everyday extraordinary people throughout its incarnation, in a refreshingly simple, honest manner to celebrate life and the positive impact lives have on each other.
“We are thrilled that Seven and ITV Studios Australia will be bringing the show to Australian audiences this year.”
A host will be announced soon.