Nine will bring back the reality renovation series which was one of the most successful formats of the last ten years.
Creators Julian Cress and David Barbour, both of whom developed The Chopping Block, are known to be close allies of David Gyngell, for whom they developed shows at Granada in the US under his watch. No host has been announced, but Jamie Durie of course is now in the Seven camp.
Meanwhile at the Nine mid-year pitch to advertisers the network will screen both Kitchen Nightmares USA and a new Hell’s Kitchen later this year. As to anticipation on a locally made Ramsay, that is now on the cards for 2009, made in Melbourne. Nine says the focus on this may be more on finding a chef for the proposed restaurant.
Nine also promises more Singing Bee, 20 to 1, RPA, The Gift, David Attenborough (it’s unclear which series) and the return of What’s Good For You in a revised format, possibly as specials.
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