2010: SBS looks beyond Top Gear

Next Monday night SBS bids farewell to Top Gear for the final time.

The show drives off to Nine after a ferocious acquisition battle last year that SBS lost due to being outbid.

But the network is keen to remind us it was just one hour of television a week, and that it still has plenty to bring its “six billion stories” theme to life.

This year SBS has the World Cup exclusive, a third series of East West 101, Eurovision in Oslo, more Mad Men, Skins, Inspector Rex, Entourage and Shameless.

Over summer, the public broadcaster has been doing very nicely thankyou. On Monday it took double figures in the ratings. It has been performing with Man Vs Wild on Monday nights. From January 25, new Mythbusters return to the Monday night slot.

Big Love returned to Tuesdays this week, another favourite with the SBS audience. In January, The Fixer, Trawlermen, Monster Moves and the Grierson Winner 2009 Best Documentary Feature Thriller in Manila are also showing.

Coming soon are the documentary series Love of Money, James May’s Big Ideas, James May’s Toy Stories and new Danish crime drama The Killing.

In March get ready for the long-awaited second season of Wilfred, documentary series Iran and the West, Italian Food Safari, a second series of Costa’s Garden Odyssey, Disabled Body Saliors and series 2 of Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections. April begins Series 5 & 6 of Who Do You Think You Are?, a new series of Paul Fenech’s Swift & Shift Couriers, plus 80 Rituals Around the World, Jobs for Junkies, and Inside Nature’s Giants.

Later in the year it will bring Manson, Life Begins, Comedy School and season 2 of The Family.

33 Comments:

  1. SBS should get deadliest catch.
    No one is showing it and the show is brilliant; a real ratings winner in the USA and all the other countries. Ten showedless than half a season some years ago but has done nothing since.
    Hate channel 9, screw them for taking and soon to be butchering Top Gear from its rightful home of SBS.

  2. Seems a pretty good lineup for 2010 there, looks like I’ll be watching a fair bit of it.

    However, SBS need to drop that Garden Odyssey show. Just appalingly boring, even by SBS standards! Bring back Vasilli from TVS/31 I say!

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