2023 Upfronts: 7mate, 7TWO, 7flix.

Pauly Fenech turns his comic talents to a Local Council; plus Gem Hunters Down Under, Outback Farm, Watch Dogs, and a Gold Coast Ocean Rescue in 2023.

Seven announced new and returning titles on its multichannels at its 2023 Upfronts.


New Australian content:

Local Council:
The latest comedy from Pauly Fenech of Housos, Fat Pizza and Bogan Hunters fame is set in Australia’s most corrupt, lazy and inept council. Starring Pauly Fenech, George Kapinaris, Melissa Tkautz, Vince Sorrenti and John Bernard Kairouz (Antichocko Productions).

Watch Dogs:
A “fly on the wall”, partially unscripted comedy looks at incompetent, dysfunctional night-time security guards as they cause more harm than good, dealing with prostitutes, turf wars with private school boys and everything in between (Oldboy Productions).

Gem Hunters Down Under:
Take a wild ride into the remarkable world of the sapphire hunters of Central Queensland, home to one of the richest sapphire deposits on earth. The blind pursuit of this incredible gem pushes a hardy band of miners to their limits (WildBear Entertainment).

Outback Farm:
From outback truckers to outback farmers, the gypsy-style water-drilling family, Danyelle and Anthony Haigh and children Theo and Heath, are about to embark on their greatest outback adventure yet (Prospero Productions).

Close Encounters Down Under:
Forget Roswell and forget Area 51; the most visited place on earth by UFOs is Australia, with 1,200 sightings a year and counting. The stories of eyewitness encounters, with expert commentary, must be seen to be believed (EQ Media).

Heavy Tow Truckers Down Under:
Five Australian and New Zealand heavy-duty trucking companies take on the toughest and most extreme towing contracts in the Southern Hemisphere, led by teams of charismatic truckers (Fredbird Entertainment).

Aussie Truck Rehab:
Big-rig restorer Jon Kelly and his live-wire team of restoration experts are on an all-or-nothing mission to build the world’s greatest truck rehab firm, determined to find, fix and flip their way to trucking glory (Ronde Media).

Adventure Gold Diggers:
Follow the adventures of five adrenaline-fuelled prospecting teams as they search for hard-won gold in some of the most remote and inhospitable areas of Australia (Fredbird Entertainment).

The 7mate line-up also includes Pawn Stars, Motor Mythbusters, American Pickers, Storage Wars, Extreme Ice Railroad and Ultimate Rides, plus blockbuster Hollywood movies.


New on 7two next year is Gold Coast Ocean Rescue, set in the Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation, where an expert team of vets and marine scientists rescues animals, rehabilitates them and releases them back into the wild.

The 7two content slate also includes Murdoch Mysteries, Miss Scarlet and The Duke, Doc Martin, A Touch Of Frost, Call The Midwife, Rosemary & Thyme, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Air Crash Investigations, Greatest Escapes To The Country and The Yorkshire Vet.


In 2023, 7flix will bring the very best in animation with The Simpsons, American Dad, Family Guy and more, plus Gordon Ramsay’s hit shows and family, kids and action movies across the week.

4 Responses

  1. I’ve been waiting for Family Guy and American Dad to be first-run on Disney+, but 7 won’t give them up. I’m sick of waiting a full year after the USA.

    1. It’s awful isn’t it? I can’t wait for the first run to run out on Seven. I was back in Ireland in August and my Disney+ worked there meaning I had access to all the current episodes that aren’t available here.

  2. It’s such a shame that popular shows are rested because they no longer get government funding as they’ve gone over the 100 episode threshold like Outback Truckers.

  3. Only joy is maybe Paul Fenech bringing back the Great Aussie Larrikin, watching the street sweeper coming down my street is more exciting than what is on offered here.

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