Nine have released to the media their major new shows and significant returning titles for 2011.
The release focuses mainly on new and ongoing Australian productions but Nine favourites like The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and The Mentalist all get a mention.
Here is the release:
Channel Nine announced today a number of new productions for 2011, adding to the already outstanding schedule from 2010 that won the network the ratings battle in all key demographics (16-39s, 25-54s, and 18-49s).
First up, the most anticipated new series from the producers of Australia’s number one drama, comes the gripping new instalment, UNDERBELLY RAZOR. Set during the roaring ‘20s in Sydney, when organised crime in Australia began. This is the story of the bloody battle between the era’s most feared vice queens – Tilly Devine and her rival Kate Leigh. It’s the most ambitious, daring UNDERBELLY yet.
Two of Australia’s great comedic talents, Tony Martin and Ed Kavalee, will be reunited on Nine in 2011 in The Joy Of Sets, giving viewers their unique take on television; the good, the bad and the fabulously misguided. From Zapruder’s Other Films (producers of The Gruen Transfer) The Joy Of Sets will take you to parts of the television universe you never knew existed.
Strengthening this line up of laughter, Nine welcomes international comedy icon BEN ELTON and his new creation, BEN ELTON LIVE FROM PLANET EARTH. A live comedy show jampacked with Ben’s unique take on pop culture, direct from Melbourne each week.
And, in anticipation of the 2012 London Olympics Games, Nine is delighted that John Clarke and Gina Riley will star in an all new series of the John Clarke/Ross Stevenson mockumentary, THE GAMES – London Calling.
Finally, Australia’s guru of lifestyle television, JAMIE DURIE returns home to Nine, hosting a massive new series, TOP DESIGN. Jamie will take viewers on a journey, searching the country to find people from all walks of life who are passionate about design and renovation. They will then be put to the test to create a masterpiece in this exciting new make over show.
These outstanding new productions join the strongest Nine schedule yet:
Nine, the Home of Drama: UNDERBELLY RAZOR, three major UNDERBELLY movie events – Tell Them Lucifer was Here, Infiltration and The Man Who Got Away, Rescue Special Ops – series 3 and Sea Patrol 5: Damage Control, The Mentalist and the CSI franchise.
Nine, the Home of Entertainment: All new Top Gear UK & Australia, Customs, RBT, RPA, Hot Property, This is Your Life, The Block, Getaway, The Farmer Wants a Wife and Millionaire Hot Seat.
Nine, the Home of Laughter: $#*! My Dad Says, Mike & Molly, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Hot in Cleveland, Mr Sunshine and Episodes.
Nine, the Home of the most respected News and Current Affairs: Nine News, A Current Affair, 60 Minutes and the Today Show.
Nine, the Home of Sport: The ASHES, the World Cup Cricket, the NRL and State of Origin series, the Rugby Union World Cup, and coming in 2012, London Olympic Games.