The Biggest LoserThe Bachelor and The Biggest Loser are coming back , Kylie Kwong will join MasterChef and on a happier note Have You Been Paying Attention? will be extended!

The Bachelor is a (unfortunate) surprise, as is the return of Wanted. Burn Notice (already finished/completed and zipped in the USA) will return NEXT year! But where is Batavia??? That was promised at last years upfronts! No mention of Recipe To Riches either (is that a blessing?).

There is a new 6pm family entertainment program – who would host, will it be variety? Mmm, interesting.

Network Ten have announced their programming line-up for 2014, including :

Five new local series.
Five new overseas series.
New 6pm family entertainment show.
New, must-see sport.

Key new shows on TEN in 2014 include the return of So You Think You Can Dance Australia, a 6pm family entertainment show, and the local drama series Secrets & Lies and Party Tricks.

ELEVEN and ONE will bring viewers a feast of new US series, while 2014 will see the launch of a new, online-only series – Lost With The Boys – on Network Ten’s industry-leading digital platform, tenplay. Network Ten is also delighted to announce that renowned chef, author and television presenter Kylie Kwong will join the new season of MasterChef Australia.

Next year will see a second series of the television and online sensation, The Bachelor Australia, and an extended run of the new quiz show, Have You Been Paying Attention?.

Network Ten Chief Executive Officer, Hamish McLennan, said: “The first KFC T20 Big Bash League game on December 20 marks the start of TEN’s new programming strategy and lineup for 2014.

“From the Big Bash we go straight into the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Then the rest of our
line-up for the first part of 2014 starts to roll out, including So You Think You Can Dance
Australia, The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia, Secrets & Lies and Puberty Blues.

“The new line-up clearly demonstrates TEN’s focus on Event TV and people aged 25 to 54 –
the biggest and most important age group in television – and represents our strongest start
for many years,” he said.

“TEN has seen growth in its 25 to 54 audience in recent months. We are already delivering
big 25 to 54 audiences in many programs and we are determined to build on that in 2014.
“At the same time, ELEVEN will continue to offer compelling content for the 13 to 29 age
group and ONE will sharpen its focus on men aged over 25 and sports fans.

“Our new industry-leading digital platform, tenplay, has posted strong growth since it
launched on September 30. In 2014, we will be adding new distribution channels, new
partners and new content, including Australian content that will be exclusive to tenplay,” Mr
McLennan said.

Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “Next year, Network Ten
will present a revitalised program schedule across all our channels.

“Our aim is simple: to build our already engaged 25 to 54 audience on TEN by giving them
premium sport, drama, entertainment, reality and news and information content in a
consistent schedule.

“We will build our audience show by show, timeslot by timeslot. Our new family
entertainment show for the 6pm weekdays timeslot is a key part of that plan and we are
looking forward to releasing details of that show very soon,” she said.

“TEN pioneered Event TV in Australia and in 2014 we will bring viewers events such as So
You Think You Can Dance Australia, MasterChef Australia, The Biggest Loser: Challenge
Australia and The Bachelor Australia. We will announce more Event TV series next year.
“In 2014 Network Ten will have its strongest sport line-up in many years, including the KFC
T20 Big Bash League, the XXII Olympic Winter Games, Formula One, Rugby Union and the
Glasgow Commonwealth Games,” Ms McGarvey said.

“Next year, we will give viewers more reasons than ever to turn on TEN – turn on Event TV,
turn on the best in Australian drama, turn on sport, turn on news, turn on the best from the
US, and turn on anywhere, any time, on any screen.”

TEN IN 2014

NEW LOCAL SERIES

So You Think You Can Dance Australia
Dance returns to TEN in 2014 with a new, re-energised version of So You Think You Can
Dance Australia. Produced by Shine Australia, the new series is hosted by The Project’s
Carrie Bickmore and features international television, music and dance superstar Paula
Abdul as one of its judges. From ballroom to hip hop, urban to contemporary and ballet, So
You Think You Can Dance Australia will have the whole country dancing.

Secrets & Lies
Event TV drama at its best, this gripping, unmissable six-part series stars Martin Henderson
(Bride and Prejudice, Big Sky, Off The Map) as Ben, a house painter who finds the body of a
young boy and watches as his life unravels. Produced by Hoodlum, Secrets & Lies is a true
multi-screen event: a psychological thriller on television and a crime procedural drama
online. Also starring Diana Glenn, Anthony Hayes, Adrienne Pickering and Damon Gameau.

Party Tricks
Produced by John Edwards and Imogen Banks for Southern Star Entertainment, Party Tricks
stars 2013 TV Week Gold Logie winner Asher Keddie and Rodger Corser. Asher plays Kate
Ballard, a committed politician whose campaign to become the next State Premier is
threatened when a popular television and radio personality, David McLeod (Rodger), is
selected as the new opposition leader.

Lost With The Boys
Exclusive to tenplay, Lost With The Boys is an online collection of short stories by real girls –
the highs, the lows and the bits nobody knows. Produced by Amanda Higgs (The Secret Life
of Us, The Time of Our Lives) and Kate Keegan, Lost With The Boys marks tenplay’s first
investment in original, online-only content and will debut in early 2014.
6pm Family Entertainment Series
Details of TEN’s new 6pm weekdays family entertainment series will be released soon.

RETURNING LOCAL SERIES
A television and online sensation in 2013, The Bachelor Australia returns in 2014 with more ladies competing for the heart of Australia’s most eligible bachelor. The television show that changed the way Australians cook is back for its sixth – and most authentic – season. MasterChef Australia returns, less scripted, less predictable, more exciting and more focused on food than ever before. And Matt, George and Gary will be joined by acclaimed chef and food writer, Kylie Kwong, as a regular guest mentor.

The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia will see one of Australia’s most-loved television shows move to new heights, as Michelle, Shannan and Commando take on the remarkable task of helping an entire town lose weight.

After the dramatic final episodes of this year’s season, Offspring returns in 2014 and welcomes its newest and youngest cast member: Nina and Patrick’s baby. Next year will also bring the second series of TEN’s highly-acclaimed, award-winning coming-of-age drama Puberty Blues and the next installment of the hot new Australian series Wonderland.

TEN’s commitment to local comedy continues in 2014. Working Dog Productions’ new quiz show Have You Been Paying Attention? will run until Christmas 2013 and return next year for a longer run.

TEN is also proud to announce it has extended its highly successful broadcast and sponsorship relationship with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The relationship gives TEN exclusive broadcast rights to three leading events: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Supershow and Melbourne International Comedy Festival Great Debate. Also returning in 2014 are Wanted, The Living Room, Bondi Vet, Bondi Rescue and more.

NEW OVERSEAS SERIES

24 Live Another Day
The new version of the iconic, gripping 24 picks up four years after the original series ended,
with Jack Bauer now living in London and being hunted by a beautiful CIA agent. Kiefer
Sutherland returns as Bauer and is joined by Kim Raver, William Devane and Mary Lynn
Rajskub.

The Millers
One of the smash hits of the new US television season, The Millers stars Will Arnett
(Arrested Development) as a recently divorced local news reporter whose life is turned
upside down when his parents separate and his mother moves in. Also starring Beau Bridges
(Norma Rae, The Fabulous Baker Boys) and the scene-stealing Margo Martindale (Million
Dollar Baby, Dead Man Walking, Justified).

Crisis
Australia’s own Rachael Taylor (Red Dog, Any Questions for Ben?) stars in this riveting drama
about the hijacking of a school bus that contains the children of Washington DC’s elite,
including the President’s son. Also starring Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, Great Expectations,
The Fall) and Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, About Schmidt, The Wedding
Date).

Extant
From CBS Studios and Steven Spielberg, Extant is a sci-fi thriller set on Earth and stars
Academy Award winner Halle Berry (in her first major television role) as an astronaut who
returns home after a 12-month solo mission in space – and finds home is not how she left it.
Extant will run on TEN day-and-date with the US.

Tyrant
From the original and continuing writers of Homeland, Tyrant tells the story of an
unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

RETURNING OVERSEAS SERIES

TEN’s line-up of returning overseas hits for 2014 includes the most-watched television series in the US – NCIS – its hit spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles and the multi-award-winning Homeland and Modern Family.

Steven Spielberg’s Under The Dome was one of the most successful new series in Australia this year and left viewers on the edge of their seats with its cliffhanger finale. Under The Dome returns in 2014 and TEN will run it just hours after it goes to air in the US.

Also back in 2014 is the high-rating new twist on the Sherlock Holmes story, Elementary, plus Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, Ripper Street, The Graham Norton Show and new series from Jamie Oliver and Sir David Attenborough.

SPORT
The KFC T20 Big Bash League comes to free-to-air television for the first time next month.

Network Ten will show all 35 games live from December 20 to February 7, presented by the best cricket commentary team in Australia – Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Mark Waugh, Damien Fleming and Sir Vivian Richards – and hosts Mel McLaughlin and Mark Howard.

Just a few hours after the final of the KFC T20 Big Bash League, Network Ten will start bringing Australians the thrills, action, drama and spectacle of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia.

Exclusive to Network Ten, the Sochi Games will see more than 360 hours of live content broadcast on TEN and ONE, with total coverage of more than 550 hours across the two channels. In addition, tenplay will feature eight live streaming channels during the Games. Network Ten has assembled an outstanding commentary team for the Sochi Games, including Olympic Winter Games Gold medallists Steven Bradbury and Alisa Camplin, Mel McLaughlin, Stephen Quartermain, Steven Lee, Mitch Tomlinson, Steph Hickey, Mark Howard, Brad McEwan, Greg Rust, Nicole Livingstone, Nuala Hafner, Matt Doran, Magdalena Roze, Danielle Isdale and Scott Mackinnon.

The KFC T20 Big Bash League and the XXII Olympic Winter Games are just the start of a big year for sport on TEN.

In July and August, TEN will be the official broadcaster of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Viewers will see more than 215 hours of live content broadcast on TEN and ONE, with total coverage of more than 350 hours across the two channels. In addition, tenplay will feature eight live streaming channels from Glasgow.

TEN will also be the home of premium motorsport in 2014, with all the action and thrills of MotoGP and Formula One, including the spectacular Formula One Australian Grand Prix. Rugby Union fans will be glued to TEN next year, with all Wallabies matches broadcast live, including the three Test series against the French, The Castrol Edge Rugby Championship which incorporates The Bledisloe Cup, and The Wallabies Spring Tour.

NEWS AND INFORMATION

In 2014, TEN will broadcast more than nine hours of news and information programming every weekday, including TEN Eyewitness News Early, TEN Eyewitness News Morning, our flagship TEN Eyewitness News at 5pm, and TEN Eyewitness News Late.

In the morning, TEN will present Wake Up followed by Studio 10. Both shows will continue to run over summer, during the XXII Olympic Winter Games and into 2014.

The Project returns in 2014 and will continue to build its reputation as the most innovative and entertaining news and current affairs program in Australia.

ELEVEN IN 2014

Australia’s longest-running drama series, Neighbours, will anchor ELEVEN’s prime time schedule as it enters its 29th season.

ELEVEN’s standing as the favourite multi-channel for Australians aged 13 to 29 will be enhanced in 2014 thanks to returning series such as The Simpsons, American Idol, The Loop, Supernatural, Dexter, American Horror Story, Beauty and the Beast, Snog Marry Avoid, Nurse Jackie, Bob’s Burgers and So You Think You Can Dance US.

New series on ELEVEN include Witches of East End, Reign, How To Live With Your Parents and 1600 Penn.

Toasted TV, the new home for the best in children’s programming, will welcome a new member in early 2014 when the iconic television series Hi-5 arrives on ELEVEN.

ONE IN 2014

Sport fans will find plenty to keep them happy on ONE in 2014, including extensive and
extended coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and the Glasgow Commonwealth
Games.

ONE’s 2014 line-up also features the NFL Super Bowl in February, the National Basketball League, the Australian Swimming Championships in April, Formula One qualifying rounds and races, MotoGP qualifying rounds and races, and the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships from the Gold Coast in August.

Next year will see a raft of new, returning and favourite series on ONE, including Sons of Anarchy, COPS, Law & Order: UK, Burn Notice, Black Gold, Psych, Monster Jam, Sleeper Cell and NYC 22.

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  • Loz

    So will there be a Wonderland Season 2 (after the continuation of this season)?

    Looking forward to Offspring, TBL, The Good Wife, The Millers, Puberty Blues (if it actually screens next year), Party tricks looks good also.

    • William

      You mean Season 1 Part 2 of Wonderland. Puberty Blues will make it to air next year as it wouldn’t make sense to have a 2 year hiatus

      • Loz

        No I mean a Season 2 of Wonderland as in brand new season. I know the eps for next year are apart of this years season. That’s what I said.

        Puberty Blues has already been on a year hiatus for reasons unknown (saying that they had no room in their schedule is a cop out cos they could have got rid of all of the stupid repeats they love to play). I’m starting to forget what even happened in the first season and it shouldn’t be like that.

    • alvar

      A renewal for Wonderland will depend on how the remaining season 1 episodes rate, and also on the success or failure of the new dramas in 2014.

      I think Ten would be disappointed with Wonderland so far. The ratings have been mediocre despite heavy promotion, a consistent timeslot and little competition. Drama is a big investment and I don’t think that 500,000 viewers justifies renewal.

      • William

        But it’s doing a lot better than what Mr and Mrs Murder was doing as it was rating around 450,000 while Wonderland is rating 600,000

  • alvar

    By Ten standards The Bachelor has done pretty well, particularly in recent weeks. It will probably lift in its second season.

  • mycreations

    Does anyone know when Channel 9’s upfronts are?

    • alvar

      not 100% sure, but I think normally they are part of the end of year Christmas function in December.

  • Nardia McPhee

    No mention on the return of H50?

  • minimichelle5

    They are showing the Biggest Loser in 2014 and they recorded it ages ago! Pathetic!

    • William

      So you want Ten end up destroying TBL? It is one of their franchises that should be shown once per year and its not pathetic at all. If you show it twice per year you are destroying it to the absolute limit. Which is utterly pointless, as TV doesn’t work like that way.

      • Loz

        The Block hasn’t been destroyed when it was shown twice this year….
        I would hate to be the winner of TBL for that.. imagine having to wait till the next year to be able to tell people that you’ve won.

    • Alicia B

      Also why these specials? What about the original and best format – everything is becoming a gimmick!

      • Loz

        Yes I’d like it to go back to the original format but still interested to see where this season will go

        Betting it will be up against MKR and The Block again!

  • William

    Alicia, then why was it a huge success in the US in which Ten adopted the format. So far it is a rating hit and a success to the network. It’s a best format that Ten has adopted from the US this year

    • Alicia B

      OMG! William – “a rating hit”! You obviously need more knowledge or are in denial. It might be the best Ten have adopted from the US – but how sad is that!