A new Underbelly set in the 1920s, a new dance contest, live comedy from Ben Elton, a Gruen style look at television with Tony Martin & Ed Kavalee, the return of Jamie Durie, a new game show for Eddie McGuire, and an update on The Games with John Clarke and Gina Riley -just some of the new shows unveilled by Nine at its 2011 sales launch in Sydney today.
Ben Elton was compere at a Christmas lunch for clients and media at FOX Studios today in which key titles on its 2011 slate were unveiled.
Nine Network Managing Director Jeffrey Browne introduced the new programmes for Nine before former CEO David Gyngell -now head of PBL Media- announced the parent company was rebranding as Nine Entertainment Co. (the rumoured “surprise.”). Its divisions will now include the Nine Network, Nine Magazines, Nine Digital etc.
Here are some of the key titles coming to Channel Nine in 2011 (NB: list is not comprehensive):
As tipped by TV Tonight, the next series of Underbelly will be Underbelly: Razor. Set during the roaring ‘20s in Sydney, when organised crime in Australia began. This is the story of the bloody battle between the era’s most feared vice queens – Tilly Devine and her rival Kate Leigh.
The Joy Of Sets: Tony Martin and Ed Kavalee giving viewers their unique take on television; the good, the bad and the fabulously misguided. From Zapruder’s Other Films (The Gruen Transfer).
Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth -a live comedy show on pop culture, direct from Melbourne each week.
The Games: London Calling – John Clarke and Gina Riley will star in an all new series of the John Clarke/Ross Stevenson mockumentary.
Jamie Durie returns to Nine, hosting Top Design, taking viewers on a journey, searching the country to find people from all walks of life who are passionate about design and renovation. They will then be put to the test to create a masterpiece in this exciting new make over show.
Underbelly movies: Tell Them Lucifer was Here, Infiltration and The Man Who Got Away.
Dancing Nation, a new state by state dance contest.
Rescue Special Ops,
Sea Patrol: Damage Control,
CSI franchise. (incl Miami and NY)
Panic at Rock Island,
The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show,
March of the Dinosaurs,
Great Barrier Reef,
Polar Bears: Spy in the Cold,
New Top Gear UK,
Top Gear: Australia,
In Their Footsteps,
RPA: Where Are They Now?
This is Your Life,
Australia’s Funniest Home Videos,
The Farmer Wants a Wife,
Millionaire Hot Seat,
$#*! My Dad Says,
Mike & Molly,
Two and a Half Men,
The Big Bang Theory,
Hot in Cleveland,
A Current Affair,
The World Cup Cricket,
The Footy Show: AFL, NRL
State of Origin,
Rugby Union World Cup,
TV Week Logie Awards,
and coming in 2012, London Olympic Games.
NB: AFP, Big, Politically Incorrect Parenting Show and Panic at Rock Island were all promised for 2010.