Nine: 2010 Programme Launch

By David Knox on December 4, 2009 / Filed Under Programming 50

nine 2010Nine CEO David Gyngell, programmer Michael Healy and sales boss Peter Wiltshire today capped off their East Coast tour to media buyers of the 2010 slate for Channel Nine.

It included a showreel of titles including Underbelly, Winter Olympics, Top Gear, Hey Hey its Saturday, The Real Hustle, V, AFP, Community Wicked Love, and The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show. Nine also talked up the fact it will have four local dramas including Cops LAC, Sea Patrol, and Rescue: Special Ops.

Gyngell said in a statement, “I believe we are going into 2010 with the best line up in years. Nine’s Summer of Cricket, followed immediately by the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games is the ideal way to kick off what’s going to be a big year for the network with a powerful mix of exciting new programs both local and overseas, together with returning favourites. Our focus is on variety and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, with shows like Hey Hey, The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show and Top Gear to name just a few.”

Amongst some of the surprises was the return of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, This is Your Life with a new, unnamed host, and even the return of the National IQ Test.

Here are the shows as supplied by Nine:

NINE’S LINEUP FOR 2010

· Underbelly – The Golden Mile
The real story of how Australia’s most infamous playground turned into a deadly battlefield.

· Top Gear UK & Top Gear Australia
The show that holds the crown of the world’s most popular television program comes to Channel Nine in 2010. Seen in more than 100 countries with over 350 million viewers, Top Gear is the network’s number 1 acquisition and rightly so. Work is also underway on an exciting series of Australian made specials.

· The Real Hustle
There are a thousand ways you can be hustled. Using hidden cameras and a team of Aussie con artists, we expose Hustlers’ clever scams and tricks so you can beat them at their own game.
Presented by Gyton Grantley.

· Hey Hey It’s Saturday
The Aussie television institution is reborn after the two reunion specials rewrote the history books in 2009. Now with over 300,000 members on Facebook, the entertainment juggernaut has recaptured the hearts and minds of viewers all around Australia. Bouncing into the new millennium with a series of exciting new shows, this year’s number one live entertainment show will return in 2010.

· V
The visitors are coming to every major city on earth, including ours. The new drama that attracted 14 million U.S. viewers.

· AFP (Australian Federal Police)
For the first time ever, the AFP reveals it’s most heavily guarded secrets and investigations in a compelling new series. Across 30 countries and forty series, on guard against crime in Australia and across the world, see the work of our national police force unfold before your eyes.

· Wicked Love – The Maria Korp Story starring Rebecca Gibney & Vince Colosimo
For the first time, the gripping suburban thriller comes to television starring two of Australia’s leading actors. Behind the shocking headlines, the true story of how an explosive love triangle got out of control and became one of our most notorious criminal cases.

· The Middle – Hit US Sitcom starring Patricia Heaton
Average rules! Everybody Loves Raymond’s Patricia Heaton brings her outrageously hilarious new family to television in a wickedly different observational series about modern life.

· Human Target – thrilling new US series
A mysterious security agent for hire assumes different identities, at times literally becoming a human target on behalf of his clients. Using the popular DC Comics title as a springboard for riveting and intelligent action and adventure, this is a thrill ride with no clear boundaries.

· Past Life – new US drama
A groundbreaking new drama that takes us into the lives of people flooded with memories of the past, memories that can’t be explained and are not their own.

· The Forgotten – new US drama starring Christian Slater
Every year, there are countless unidentified victims of murder. When the authorities have all but given up, a team of ordinary citizens take up the cause to find the truth. Follow their fascinating journey in a new series where unsolved murders will not be laid to rest.

· Who Do You Think You Are
Hollywood’s A list delve into their family history and discover the fascinating lives of their forebears. Who Do You Think You Are will feature Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon and Lisa Kudrow with more big names still to come.

· The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show
Bringing up kids has never seemed more difficult with all the rules, regulations and judgments modern society places on parenting. Now, clinical psychologist Nigel Latter brings his unique brand of humour to Australia, to lead us through the maze of tactics to keep the little tackers at bay. Presented with tongue firmly in cheek, this is a series that will debunk the myths and have Mums and Dads rediscover that tried and true methods are often the best.

· Survivor – Heroes Vs Villains
The original reality juggernaut is gathering the most memorable Survivors from past series for a special event series.

· Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
One of our most successful gameshows returns with a new multigenerational twist. Kids, can they rise to the top and claim a win for their school? Big cash is on offer as their family watches on. All the lifelines are back as we send kids into the hot seat in the first of a series of Millionaire Special Events.

· Send in the Dogs
A new factual series that follows trained canines at the forefront of crime.

· Community – US comedy starring Chevy Chase
A failed college graduate returns to school and joins a study group of misfits with very different priorities. From the producers of Scrubs and Arrested Development comes a new comedy that challenges the traditional sitcom values with a unique take on lighthearted humour.

· Romantically Challenged
New series about dating in the modern age, starring Alyssa Milano and Australia’s Josh Lawson.

· You’re Nicked
The most incredible real crimes ever caught on camera. From police chases to CCTV and security dramas, You’re Nicked gathers sensational footage showcasing the most compelling situations that unfold in daily life.

· Gordon’s Great Escapes
Experience the lighter side of the world’s most famous chef as he travels abroad to experience the culinary delights of different cultures. A worldwide tour of gastronomic discovery, this is Gordon unplugged and reborn.

· Extraordinary Stories
You won’t believe how bizarre people can be. We discover the craziest and most unbelievable stories on earth.

· Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand
Aussies caught with no help in a foreign land. Follow their journeys as it happens as they try to escape from a world they can’t understand.

· Big
Share intimate stories as clinically obese and overweight people seek to reinvent themselves and regain their former selves. With help from doctors, dieticians and fitness experts, this is not a reality competition, but a journey over months to take charge and slim down.

· Arranged Marriage
Where loved ones help lonely people find the perfect match for the partnership of a lifetime.

Returning Shows
· Sea Patrol 4
· Rescue Special Ops 2
· Farmer Wants a Wife 5
· The Big Bang Theory
· CSI
· RPA
· CUSTOMS
· Random Acts of Kindness
· Amazing Medical Stories
· CSI Miami
· Whose Line is it Anyway
· CSI NY
· Money for Jam
· What’s Good for You
· Flashpoint
· Kitchen Nightmares
· Test Australia – The National IQ Test

Special Events
· Twenty20
· Winter Olympic Games Vancouver 2010
· Oscars
· 2010 TV Week Logie Awards
· NRL State of Origin
· Wimbledon
· Rugby League Four Nations
· EJ Whitten Legends Game
· Australian Masters Golf
· AFI Awards
· 2011 Rugby Union World Cup
· NRL Finals Series
· 2010 Ashes Series

· Summer of Cricket
· 2012 London Olympics

Returning Favourites
· Today
· 60 Minutes
· A Current Affair
· Nine News
· Hot Seat
· 20 to One
· Getaway
· Domestic Blitz
· This is Your Life
· Australia’s Funniest Home Videos
· Mornings with Kerri-Anne
· The Ellen DeGeneres Show
· The View
· The AFL Footy Show
· The NRL Footy Show
· NRL
· Wide World of Sports

Not all titles included in the launch are on this list. More stories to come….

50 Comments »

  1. David Knox April 8, 2010 at 10:47 pm -

    Sorry not yet.

  2. webgurl April 8, 2010 at 10:13 pm -

    Do you have any news on a premiere date for Human Target? Really looking forward to this show.

    Cheers, webgurl

  3. David Knox March 13, 2010 at 3:59 pm -

    It won’t.

  4. Denis Graham March 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm -

    On what date will Bert’s Family Feud return in a 5.00pm timeslot this year?

  5. Tim Jong January 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm -

    If you want Sale of the century or Temptation to come back, please join my Sale of the century Facebook group!!

    facebook.com/group.php?gid=222243086240

  6. jodie January 10, 2010 at 12:09 am -

    just wondering if anyone knows what the song &/or bands name is thats played
    durine the new 2010 program launch??? The lyrics say something about building me up………..thanks

  7. Trent December 14, 2009 at 11:14 pm -

    Who said Bert’s Family Feud was returning? Better not replace Hot Seat because the show is almost beating Deal or No Deal.

  8. Denis Graham December 10, 2009 at 9:42 pm -

    Because Bert’s Family Feud is returning to Nine in 2010, will Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune, Temptation, The Price Is Right, the original version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, 1 vs 100, Sale of the Century as it’s former name, Burgo’s Catch Phrase, Pass the Buck and Shafted return too?

  9. Denis Graham December 10, 2009 at 4:17 pm -

    Because Bert’s Family Feud will return to Nine in 2010, will Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune, Temptation, the original version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Price Is Right and Sale of the Century as it’s former name return too?

  10. aj December 8, 2009 at 3:48 pm -

    you can add the contiuning new season of Cold Case to the lineup in 2010

  11. Jason December 8, 2009 at 11:42 am -

    @ Nick – you have a point – when Seven was at the peak of their powers between 05 and 07 their promos for new shows looked more like Movie trailers, Nine and Ten could learn a lot from that technique.

  12. Jason December 8, 2009 at 11:39 am -

    Whose Line is it Anyway??? Maybe a 7pm replacement for Two and a Half Men?

  13. Wade December 7, 2009 at 10:32 am -

    Community is great. Can’t wait to see how 9 manage to kill it.

    Politically Incorrect Parenting Show is quite good too from what I’ve seen. I look forward to seeing the series…could be a sleeper hit.

  14. Tess1988 December 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm -

    Does anyone know what cybershack will return?

  15. Rene December 5, 2009 at 2:57 pm -

    Who decided which shows were put in the ‘Returning Shows’ category and which were put in ‘Returning Favourites’?
    How is Farmer not a favourite yet Funniest Home Videos is? Bizarre

  16. AA December 5, 2009 at 2:20 pm -

    Hope the IQ Test is on at 7:30PM.

    Also would nice to see a 4th gameshow on Nine (we have Hot Seat, Millonaire and Pyramid)-how about Temptation (with new hosts obviously- seeing as Livinia is pregnant and Ed’s contract expired last year).

    Of course that could be tough to juggle-seeing as 2 and a half men is popular in the 7PM time slot.

    Could AFP prove a challenger to Seven’s border security-Yes I think it can

  17. Mr Black:) December 5, 2009 at 12:01 pm -

    I’ve seen large chunks of AFP through sly means and it’s absolutely amazing. Genuinely fly-on-the-wall, energetically filmed & none if the freaking xenophobia of border security. Highly recommend, shame it’s on 9: home of audience abuse

  18. JIM JOM December 5, 2009 at 11:49 am -

    I heard that they are bringing back Bert’s Family Feud for a 5:00 timeslot. I also heard that Bert is going to be hosting his own talk show.

  19. David Knox December 5, 2009 at 10:14 am -

    From the showreel we saw, AFP looked like the pick of the bunch. Move over Border Security.

  20. Katrina December 5, 2009 at 12:37 am -

    CSI:NY and Flashpoint are returning for next year? Do they expect us to believe that?

    And are they ever going to finish Without a Trace?

  21. Nick December 4, 2009 at 11:39 pm -

    Meeeh not bad, definitely better than this year but still we’ll see how much of their new local content gets shown. They’ve done this since around 07, they talk about a new local aussie show, with a terrible name name, it comes in and out of discussion, no confirmation or official promotion, it goes through a name change, absolutesly no buzz or very poor buzz is created, the show then premieres mediocre or s**t, and hovers in and out of schedule, or never sees the light of day.

    This also happens with the launching of imported stuff, we hear about it, talk about it, the network may even run a promo for it but then nothing happens. If they are not going to show it thats fine, but dont talk about it or promote it then decide to ditch it

    They have lost confidence with launching content, so hopefully they’re willing to take risks as it seems like they already are, and will go to the effort of promoting and launching new shows, local and imported. They need a new head of promotions, to promote big new imports like V or The Forgotten like they’re premiere blockbuster movies, not ‘the big drama event’ wtf does that mean. And they can’t go saying its the biggest and best, that means nothing. They have to steer clear of all Television promotion stereotypes, Seven never really went on about how PTTR was Aus’s number 1 rating drama, they may have mentioned it here and there but it was never overused in promotions. People want quality, if they can see the quality through well carried out promotion.

  22. franz chong December 4, 2009 at 11:21 pm -

    The Price is Right or Temptation for 2010 returning would be nice.

    I wonder since the day they got rid of Kate Collins of ACA if her audience who used to stick around for 2.5 men afterwards has since switched elsewhere.

  23. Trent December 4, 2009 at 11:14 pm -

    Love the schedule for next year. I’ll definitely be feeling right at home with Channel Nine.

    Channel Seven’s probably got the worst schedule out of the three commercial networks.

  24. David Knox December 4, 2009 at 10:50 pm -

    These shows are Nine not GO!
    I fully expect Top Gear Australia to be a series not specials.
    I suspect deals have not yet been done for The Apprentice Australia given it only just concluded. You can’t really announce a show you haven’t secured. My instincts are it will return, especially given the enthusiasm Mark Bouris expressed to me. That’s the biggest hurdle out of the way.

  25. Edu December 4, 2009 at 10:35 pm -

    Where o’ where is The Apprentice????

  26. Vic December 4, 2009 at 9:45 pm -

    @Michael: The smart move is if they took the full 60 minute version and aired it over 90 minutes. They still get their ads, and that’s 90 minutes of guaranteed high ratings (plus they’ll get some goodwill from loyal viewers).

  27. Stan December 4, 2009 at 9:17 pm -

    Beckala (5:55pm),

    Nine aired every Drew Carey hosted ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ every weekday morning at 5am during 2000 & 2001. I understand if you missed it…

  28. Michael December 4, 2009 at 8:18 pm -

    I know its not ch 9 fault with the staggered release of episodes for V and the UK top gear I think will be bad because the editing. I think sbs showed a 50 or 48 min version and ch 9 will have to cut it to 42 to fit ads.

  29. Kuttsywood December 4, 2009 at 7:37 pm -

    I think Nine should try a second Test Australia program, how’s about Test Australia: The National Money Test? How it works, is that it tests your fiscal skills, and some basic problem solving.

  30. Brodie December 4, 2009 at 6:54 pm -

    Horrible lineup of shows. But then again the likelihood is half of those titles won’t even make it to air.

  31. hey December 4, 2009 at 6:37 pm -

    id put top gear on tuesday nights and the hey hey 10-15 ep ”specials” on monday night 7:30-9:30, because all of seven’s usa shows decrease each year, this is the chance where nine can still the audience and top gear on tuesdays because they always struggle and that show pulls the viewers not really affected so much on the lead in

  32. Verity M December 4, 2009 at 6:09 pm -

    No Apprentice?! That’s a travesty!
    Bring it back Nine!

  33. brisvegas December 4, 2009 at 6:09 pm -

    any word / ideas on who the topgear australia hosts might be?

    You can bump a Lot of those shows off the list – because in all fairness, we know 2.5 men will replace them after a week or 2. V is a show im kinnnnnda looking forward to, but i know it’ll get no love on 9.

  34. Guy December 4, 2009 at 6:07 pm -

    On paper it looks like a good schedule however it doesnt always go to plan. I expect to continue to see 10-15 episodes a week of Two and A Half Men. Its crazy but its Nine we are talking about.

    V is a pretty good series so far. Although the 4th episode of the arc was disappointing. Wont say any more.

    However despite this program schedule i have seen a glimpse of what Seven has to counter act it and they are pretty good too. TEN also have some great series coming. I think its going to be a close year but i still see Seven as the #1 at the end of it despite Nine and TEN having the Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

  35. Beckala December 4, 2009 at 5:55 pm -

    When did they ever screen ‘Whose Line is it anyway’?

  36. mikeys December 4, 2009 at 5:47 pm -

    Monday – 2 1/2 men + CSI
    Tuesday – 5 men + CSI Tokyo
    Wednesday – 2 1/2 men + CSI Miami
    Thursday 7 1/2 mn + CSI Mega intra-city marathon
    Friday – 2 1/2 men + CSI meets 2 1/2 men

    At least they are retuning Sale of the Century/Temptation and Price is Right, oh wait…

    This could easily be the 2009 line-up and we’d all be equally as impressed.

  37. Craig December 4, 2009 at 5:45 pm -

    ETA – LOL so couldn’t Nine snatch the original UK YDYTYA from SBS, so they went for the US version?

  38. Cyclops December 4, 2009 at 5:22 pm -

    Where’s Two and a Half Men?

  39. Craig December 4, 2009 at 5:20 pm -

    So with TGA it sounds more like they will have a series of specials rather than a 8 eps series which viewers might get board with over 2 months, this might actually be a good move. Maybe the Specials can be 2 hours (90min without ads) so they are worth it?

    Apart from that there is nothing much else that interests me or I’ve already seen it.

  40. koverstreet December 4, 2009 at 5:20 pm -

    Wow looks like a great year on Nine!

    Being a bit of a believer in reincarnation I’m particularly looking forward to Past Life but also Gordon’s Great Escapes. When he isn’t screaming and swearing Gordo can be quite charming and entertaining!

    V looks pretty good as well.

  41. Travis December 4, 2009 at 5:18 pm -

    @ Garlon: Is it really necessary that Nine list Two and a Half Men? It’s pretty obvious that it will be back in 2010 with many more episodes.

  42. mac December 4, 2009 at 5:17 pm -

    “Not all titles included in the launch are on this list. More stories to come….” what’s the point of having a programme launch if your not going to list of the programs.

  43. mac December 4, 2009 at 5:13 pm -

    nine are so use to playing around with their schedule that they think they have the power to reschedule the 2012 Olympics and the 2011 rugby world cup lol

  44. Vic December 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm -

    “Australian specials”? I don’t know if I’m reading this the wrong way, but David, will Top Gear: Australia still exist in a series format, or is it being relegated to being a bunch of specials?

  45. Garion December 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm -

    I realise you say that not all titles are included, but I couldn’t find reference to 2 and a half men?

    Surely 9 hasn’t list this staple?

  46. steven g December 4, 2009 at 5:05 pm -

    Ok, looks good, a bit heavy on the cop type show but thats has become a format that I personally don’t dig anymore.

    The only real odditty is listing next years Logies as a Special Event. Now I know they don’t mean special as in good so I guess they mean it like it’s 9′s “special” kid !
    ;-))

  47. T-Mac December 4, 2009 at 5:02 pm -

    I don’t really take these Nine programme launches seriously….they never show half of the promised new shows, and end up showing extra repeats of 2.5 Men or 20 To 1…or they might come up with an unexpected hit mid-year that dwarfs the rest of the schedule (this has happened recently, with the Hey Hey Specials this year, and WipeOut last year)

    Some programming notes and queries:
    *Will The Real Hustle be an Aussie version, or the UK version with Gyton’s v/o (a la Customs)?
    *Whose Line Is It Anyway? Didn’t that show finish 5 years ago?
    *Two And A Half Men wasn’t listed in the returning shows…neither was Ladette To Lady
    *How come Commercial Breakdown isn’t listed in the returning shows section? It always comes back as a schedule filler one way or another.

  48. Belinda December 4, 2009 at 4:57 pm -

    Will all of these shows be on Nine, or are some intended for Go?

  49. Ben December 4, 2009 at 4:57 pm -

    Interesting that 9 is the first place to confirm Heroes vs. Villians as the next Survivor season, we haven’t even gotten confirmation from CBS yet.

  50. jay jay December 4, 2009 at 4:48 pm -

    2012 London Olympics in 2010? Who are they kidding?

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