Nine may not be having the best of times lately, but it has several new shows to screen before the end of the year, and it will surely need them to take on its rivals.
They include the premiere of the local adaptation of The Apprentice featuring Mark Bouris and the next season of Aussie Ladette to Lady (pictured).
There is also a local version of Secret Millionaire in which wealthy folk mingle unknown amongst deserving groups in a bid to be philanthropic.
Factual series Money for Jam features Paul Clitheroe, Shane Crawford and Shelley Craft.
The Real Hustle is hosted by Gyton Grantley and looks at confidence tricks and scams.
Nine is also expected to return The Singing Bee, Flashpoint and The Mentalist.
Then there is the anticipated UK series Survivors about a group of bewildered survivors living in the aftermath of a devastating virus which wipes out 99.9% of the world’s population. This BBC series is a remake of a 1970s series of the same name.
Nine also has the 2009 ARIA Awards.
The shows follow on top of Nine’s regular programming including Farmer Wants a Wife, Rescue: Special Ops, Getaway, 60 Minutes, Hot Seat, Today and more.
Also sitting on its programming slate, possibly for 2010, are V, Underbelly 3, The Middle, The Forgotten, Past Life, Hank, Human Target, Rapid Response and the US version of Who Do You Think You Are?