SBS: Summer / Autumn

By David Knox on September 23, 2010 / Filed Under News 14

SBS yesterday launched its highlights across Summer and Autumn for 2010 / 2011.

Personalities including Don Hany, Jenny Brockie, Julia Zemiro, Lee Lin Chin, Anton Enus, Janice Petersen, Silvio Riviera, Costa Georgiadis, Sam Pang, Les Murray, David Basheer, Craig Foster and Paul Mercurio joined media at the National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour.

Director of TV and Online Content Matt Campbell introduced a showreel of upcoming highlights, spanning a number of genres including:

NOVEMBER:
William Shatner’s Weird or What? Shatner explores weird and wonderful events and phenomena.
Comedy School.
Warriors. Factual.

DECEMBER
Who Do You Think You Are? A new seres including Magda Szubanski, Tina Arena, Georgie Parker, Shane Bourne, Paul Mercurio and Rodney Marsh as subjects.
Secrets of the Human Body. The science behind the inner workings of the human body.
Secrets and Lives. Documentary series includes SAS: Have You Got What It Takes? A rare insight into SAS training.
Tropic of Cancer. Factual.
Blitz Street.
Inspector Rex. New season.
RocKwiz Rewind. Best of series.
Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam. Series two.

JANUARY
Immigration Nation looks at our immigrant beginnings and who was pushed out by our forefathers.
Costa’s Arnhem Land Odyssey. Lifestyle series.
Mother of Rock. Factual
Amazon with Bruce Parry.
Faces of America. Factual.
Coast. Series four.
Bigger Bigger Biggest. Factual.
Apocolypse: The Second World War. Factual.
2011 Santos Tour Down Under

FEBRUARY
Inside the Force. Factual.
Facejacker. Comedy.
History of Scotland. Series two.
Dateline
Insight

MARCH
Seduction in the City: The Birth of Shopping.
Living Black

APRIL
The Family. Fly-on-the-wall series profiling one Australian family, filmed 24/7. The UK version will also air later (it looks like a cult hit already).
The Secret History of Eurovision. Factual.

MAY
East West 101. Season three.
Ugly Americans. Animated comedy.
Eurovision 2011. Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang travel to Germany for both semi finals and final.
FA Cup Final

Films include:
The Last Goodbye
Mongol
The Counterfeiters
Asterix at the Olympic Games
I’m Not There

TBA:
Big Love. Season four.

The Protectors. Danish drama looking at bodyguards in the police force.

Sex: An Unnatural History. Julia Zemiro hosts 6 part series exploring the last 50 years of Australia’s sexual landscape.

Campbell also flagged more Mythbusters, Man v Wild, South Park, and a brand new comedy from Paul Fenech. The Ricky Gervais Show will also screen.

Finally he teased the room with plans for the broadcaster’s third channel, to be known as DARL’ ….but it turned out to be a gag at 7mate’s expense.

14 Comments »

  1. Swift January 1, 2011 at 2:37 am -

    When will you guys air season 6 of swift and shift couriers?

  2. David Knox November 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm -

    December I believe.

  3. ryano November 10, 2010 at 10:53 pm -

    whats the story with the sas documentary ive heard thats showing on sbs in november

  4. Jimbo K October 6, 2010 at 1:29 am -

    I’m glad that season 3 of both East West 101 and the Aussie verision of Who Do You Think You Are are returning. Both are great show.

    I also would like to see Swift and Shift Couriers return. I’ve been praising SBS lately, but, without airing this show, i may ‘turn’ agaist them. Please, just air it

  5. Mac September 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm -

    More new RocKwiz? ‘New’ Iron Chef?

  6. SBS Hater September 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm -

    Swift and Shift will never air on SBS.
    The missing season was made in mid-2009.
    If they were going to show it they would of done it by now.
    SBS paid for S&S, we all want it on, but it is gone!
    I don’t care what NEW excuses SBS make.
    It is gone.
    I hate SBS

  7. Mike September 23, 2010 at 11:23 am -

    Wow they’ve managed to drag out two months worth of programming for six months. Nice one SBS as usual.

    Still no mention of Dusty.

    Why do they even bother.

  8. Kylie September 23, 2010 at 11:22 am -

    When is Entourage returning??

  9. Jake September 23, 2010 at 10:08 am -

    I hope Letters & Numbers returns as well next year. I know it hasn’t done too well but hopefully it’s enough for SBS. I’m enjoying it.

  10. Ell September 23, 2010 at 9:03 am -

    Oh come on! What about Swift n Shift Couriers?! Have been waiting for the new series for ages now!

  11. Nate September 23, 2010 at 8:11 am -

    So they’ve out-laid 6 months worth of programming and not even a mention of Boardwalk Empire?

    Typical snail-tracking from SBS.

  12. SMAC September 23, 2010 at 8:03 am -

    oh i was hoping they would show ‘The Billing’ season 2. Guess i need to get it on DVD

  13. Ronnie September 23, 2010 at 8:02 am -

    For God’s sake when do we get New episodes of Rockwiz!

    One new drama – East West – 3rd series. That is great but is that it for new drama? A third series of a great idea initiated on Gennys Row’s watch a decade ago? Not very inspiring.

  14. newtaste September 23, 2010 at 5:16 am -

    Yet another documentary on Hitler, what a surprise!!

    As for SBS launching a third channel, they are kidding, even if it was only a joke. They don’t have enough content for SBS TWO as it is.

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