Seven: Summer schedule

Seven has released preliminary details on its Summer Schedule, set to begin on Sunday November 28th.

Now that we have so many digital channels, schedules this year may not be as rosy as previous years -but at least there will be more choice than ever before.

Here are some of the key titles due on Seven this summer, although timeslots for some are yet to be announced:

Outlaw: NBC’s legal drama starring Jimmy Smits
I Shouldn’t Be Alive: from the producers of the acclaimed film Touching The Void, this new series showcases true stories of human survival against all odds.
Minute to Win It USA.
Animal Squad , British RSPCA series.

New episodes of Under the Hammer, Medical Emergency, ICU, Border Patrol, Coastwatch and Beat the Star.

James Tobin hosts a new season of No Leave, No Life following overworked Aussies who live to work on an unforgettable holiday where their only job is to relax and have fun.

Tom Williams and Rachael Finch host new travel series High Road, Low Road, travelling to one destination, with one on a budget, the other with unlimited cash.

Sun Nov 28
6:00pm Seven News
6:30pm TBA
8:30pm Bones rpt
9:30pm Castle rpt
10:30pm Crimes That Shook The World rpt

Mon Nov 29
5:00pm Surf Patrol rpt
5:30pm Deal or No Deal rpt
6:00pm Seven News
6:30pm Today Tonight
7:00pm How I Met Your Mother rpt
7:30pm TBA
8:30pm Criminal Minds rpt
9:30pm TBA
10:30pm The Event
11:30pm That 70s Show rpt

Tue Nov 30
7:30pm TBA
10:30pm Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny
11:30pm That 70s Show rpt

Wed Dec 1
7:30pm TBA
11:30pm Summer Secrets

Thu Dec 2
7:30pm The Amazing Race
8:30pm TBA
10:50pm 30 Rock rpt dbl ep
11:20pm That 70s Show rpt

Fri Dec 3
7:30pm Better Homes & Gardens Summer
8:30pm TBA

Sat Dec 4
6:00pm Seven News
6:30pm Myer Christmas Parade (Melb)
7:30pm No Leave No Life
8:00pm High Road Low Road
8:30pm TBA

Meanwhile, 7TWO introduces a new Lifestyle Sunday Night featuring Bargain Hunt, 10 Years Younger in 10 Days, Escape to the County, Great British Journeys, Escape to the Sun and Extreme Health Farm.

7mate adds The Shield (not The Sheila?) and The Drew Carey Show. Engineering Disasters also premieres this Summer. The Sopranos will also move to 7mate.

This post updates.


  1. i dont know why they bother, its not really a non-ratings period. within a week there’ll be sweeping changes and new episodes making way for repeats and old movies. not exactly what its supposed to be.

  2. I have just had a close look at the 7mate schedule for the first time and it’s actually pretty good. Lots of classic 70’s/80’s action shows like Rockford Files and some interesting looking docos. In terms of content it’s head and shoulders above the banal crap on 7 & 72 and almost as good as GO!.

  3. How I meet your Mother should be a weeknight yearly offering not just a summer only at 7pm or a Thursday Night Sitcom.Anything is better than the crap that is Home and Away!!!.

  4. What an utterly boring schedule. Nothing exciting here whatsoever. The Jimmy Smits drama Outlaw has just been cancelled in the States after a few episodes, which indicates that it’s not a very good show.

    This summer, I’ll be buying and watching DVD sets instead of tuning in to Channel 7.

  5. Secret Squïrrel

    @Matt – unfortunately the “TBA” eps are repeats (like just about everything else on that schedule) of the TBA series from last summer!

    I wouldn’t mind starting “The Shield” again from S1E1 – a gritty “street-feel” drama to fill the gap left by others that have either just finished or will soon.

  6. 7 summer is now essentially 7mate + 7two. Or at least it was, seriously, what are they going to put on the main channel when all their summer shows are showing on their other 2 channels.

    I for one am disappointed that family guy moved to 7mate because my digital HDD recorder does not record HD and, apart from the news, I don’t normally watch shows live, I normally tape and watch when I have time… so I think ‘it’s time’, yes it’s time that channel 7 picked up their act and re-introduce 7HD, with the odd break away.

  7. TBA. To Be Amazed? More like To Be Annoyed.
    I don’t want movies. Beat thye star will just fail even more!
    Yawn. I;m off to TEN and then 11. Nine will have to wait and see.

    Also is this a bit early for summer. Nov hasn’t finished and they’re in it already?

  8. Shield going to 7mate huh, makes sense. more of a guys show, but Seven don’t usually air Sony/Tristar shows. I would have thought it would air on Gem or something. Sopranos should just stay on 7Two, aren’t they up to season 6 by now? people on holiday at the moment may have it set up to tape through Tivo or something, only to come home to find they’ve missed many eps.

  9. How bland. There is nothing on there for me. The shows I would have looked at were probably on the digital channels that I didn’t watch because they clashed with other shows on the main channels during the year.

  10. I remember once upon a time looking forward to summer. We’d actually get to see lots of different shows – a change from regular programming. This schedule doesn’t look all that different to what’s on now. And what’s with all the real-life, lifestyle type programs? Boring!!!!!!!

  11. Lame. Repeats, repeats, repeats. I’ll just catch up on all the new episodes of shows online then. Wasn’t Outlaw cancelled in the US??? If not, i heard it was in the bad pile of new shows anyway.

  12. @Matt – Channel Nine used to go one better on their website… when you clicked on “All Nine Shows” it listed “To Be Advised” amongst all their other titles, for over a year.

  13. There are no new eps of The Event for December in the US so will they re-run what they have once out of new eps?

    With the new channels it looks like a quite summer, time to catch up on the DVDs and watch Austar.

  14. Seriously, what was the point of this release Channel Seven? There are so many TBAs in that schedule, you may as well have not released anything at all.

  15. Interesting stuff, and unusual to hear from Seven first on their summer schedule!

    Surprised they are running repeats of HIMYM considering how many times it is currently replayed across Seven and 7mate.

    Bones, Castle and Criminal Minds repeats could get dangerous as well – Gordon Ramsay style-overkill?!?

    Glad to see AmRa continuing on Thursdays. Now just have to wait and see what fills all those TBAs!

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