TEN programmer David Mott recently told TV Tonight about some of the network’s US acquisitions.
Despite admitting that every year most networks like to trumpet their bags as a ‘best ever’, this year he believes he has come back with some hot shows. About a decade ago, he confides, he came back with practically nothing of worth.
One of the most anticipated new series is the NCIS sequel, NCIS: LA.
“That’s a no brainer for us,” he said. “Straight away that will solve a timeslot for us next year.”
Next year? Not this year?
“No, I’m holding it,” said Mott.
He also talked up The Good Wife, a legal series starring Julianna Marglies.
“It’s brilliantly done. We have the two best one hour dramas in our view. It has political scandal and sexual scandal. I haven’t decided where that’s going.”
Then there is Modern Family: “It’s multicamera, about an eclectic group of people in a suburb. It’s through the eyes of a German camera crew who don’t feature in it. It’s about a group of individuals and how they intertwine with each other. It is a drop-dead riot. You have to see it to believe it.”
TEN also has The Cleveland Show, a spin-off from Family Guy, and the new-look Melrose Place.