Last night in Melbourne, Ten put on their night to launch their 2010 programming.
Ten programmer David Mott had confirmed that the following shows will be returning to Ten in 2010:
Masterchef season two, The Biggest Loser – which should start in February, So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Australian Idol – yes – despite poor performance this year, it will be back, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, Rove, Recruits Bondi Rescue and Rush – for which a third season was recently confirmed in any case. Neighbours, of course, is back after being on air now for 25 years.
International shows in 2010 include: Merlin, House, NCIS, NCIS:LA, Dexter, Californication, Burn Notice, Numb3rs, The Simpsons, Jamie Oliver, Lie to Me and Law and Order SVU.
New series to start in 2010 include: The Good Wife, Cleveland and Modern Family. Local drama Offspring which is described as Brothers and Sisters meets the Secret Life of Us is hoped to proceed into a series. Also 2010 should see the Hawke telemovie air on Ten.
The 7pm Project will continue through summer into the new ratings year. The show which has not been ratings very well will be tweaked to improve its overall appeal and improve ratings. This means that daily episodes of reality shows like the Biggest Loser and Masterchef will air at 7.30pm instead of 7pm.
With the Dehli Commonwealth Games to air on Ten in October 2010, the network are looking at their options for Australian Idol which traditionally runs from August to November. Ten are yet to discuss with Fremantle Media – who product Idol – how they will adjust the show for 2010 to help boost the ratings. David points out though that Idol plays a function bringing content to consumers in a number of different ways. It’s not just straight out broadcasting – there is online, catch up and mobile content now as well.
David Mott confirms that Ten will launch a new channel in 2010 that will replace the standard definition signal for ONE, leaving ONE only as an HD channel.
“We are assessing where Nine are at, where Seven is at, so it gives us the ability to go ‘OK where do we see our channel going forward?’ We are technically ready”.
Source: Tv Tonight.