Wondering what is happening with your favourite Australian drama or reality competition show? Here is a list summarising both genres with information as to what has been renewed, what has not been, and some names of new shows to air in 2011. Updated November 22.
The list will no doubt grow and update as the networks release their upfronts for 2011.
AFP – Nine was supposed to air in 2010 – Low ratings with cop based dramas all round sees it held off until 2011.
City Homicide – Seven – Rumours of the show being axed have not been confirmed by Seven. A decision will be made on whether there will be a 5th season or not some time in 2011. A 6 part mini series airs early 2011.
Cops LAC - Nine – Officially dropped by Nine. Not renewed.
East West 101 – SBS ONE – 3rd season to air 2011.
Home and Away – Seven – No confirmation, but almost certainly will return in 2011 for its 24th year.
Inside Out – Ten new for 2011
Neighbours – Ten / Eleven – Returns on Eleven in 2011. 26th year.
Offspring – Ten – confirmed for 2nd season in 2011.
Packed to the Rafters – Seven – Production on 4th season has commenced – so yes – it is back in 2011. Ads at teh end of the final suggest Rafters will return ealry 2011 – so possible February start. Usually Rafters is not on until mid year.
Rescue Special Ops – Nine – renewed for 3rd season in 2011.
Rush – Ten confirmed for 4th season in 2011.
Sea Patrol - Nine renewed for season 5.
Spirited – W renewed for season 2.
Tangle – Showcase 3rd season yet to be confirmed
Underbelly – Nine 4th season to air 2011. Subject of 4th season TBC though. Telemovies to come as well.
Winners and Losers - Seven new for 2011.
Reality Competition shows.
Australia’s Got Talent - 5th season for 2011. Auditions underway.
Australia’s Next Top Model – FOX8 – 7th cycle open now for applications
Beauty and the Geek Australia – Seven – Season 2 concludes Thur Nov 25, 8.30pm. If there is a third season, it will be announced during or at the end of the finale.
Come Dine with Me Australia – Lifestyle – 3rd season in 2011. Looking for contestants now
Don’t Stop Believing – Ten – CANCELLED - Show will not be going ahead.
Got to Dance – FOX8 – new for 2011
Junior Masterchef - Ten – 2nd season for 2011
Masterchef Australia – Ten – 3rd season in 2011
Must Be the Music – FOX8 – new for 2011
My Kitchen Rules – Seven – 2nd season in 2011.
The Amazing Race Australia – Seven in 2011.
The Biggest Loser – TEN – back in 2011 with a family based series.
The Block – Nine – Technically 4th season planned for 2011.
The Farmer Wants A Wife – Nine. Applications open for 2011 season.
The Renovators – Ten – New and to air 3rd quarter 2011, been described as “The Block on steroids”.
The X Factor – Seven – possible second season for 2011, but nothing confirmed.
Note: Documentaries and Factuals (and there are a lot of them – shows like Bondi Rescue, Recruits, Border Security, RBT, The Force, Find My Family, etc) are not part of this list. If there is a current (as in airing in 2010 or 2011) Australian drama or reality competition show I have left off the list, please let me know.