Airdate: The Renovators

TEN’s profile new reality series The Renovators will begin next Sunday night following MasterChef Australia.

The series hosted by Brendan Moar begins at 8:30pm with a 70 minute episode.

It will compete with Nine’s telemovie Panic at Rock Island and a first run episode of Midsomer Murders.

Seven is yet to confirm its offering (but new Bones is expected).

The TEN series will continue across the week:

Monday: 8:40pm (Can of Worms back to 9:50pm).
Tuesday: 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:30pm

All episodes except Thursday are 70 minutes.


  1. David Mott never said “scripted is king.” He said Content is king.


    A couple of questions to David Mott:

    1) Why, if “content is king” do you abuse your programs and your audience by:

    1) Not starting them on time.

    2) Cutting in to them in the most brutal way – often mid sentence – with promos and crass ads. And stupid “pop-ups.”

    3) Making it bloody obvious that you do not give two shites about your programs (your content) or your audience.

    4) Inflict your job insecurity on otherwise calm TV viewers. (Those with nous in viewer-land have other options. Don’t tell the pig-brained advertisers, though. That would spill the apples!)

    Your considered response is awaited with bated breath.

    Meantime, get a job. I have a mate whose mates flog used utes. Never know, could be a new career!

    Meantime, kindly look up the word “ethics”. Oh, and while you’re at it, the word “honesty”.

    Good night.

  2. This sounds like a program to avoid at all costs. Run!

    Young people in charge of cheapo power tools from supermarkets, without any sense of design nor form nor taste.

    And cheap paint.


  3. Can of Worms should have been rested for one week and CI to remain in it’s place.

    @Ellis – Reality shows are back in fashion and both Nine and Seven are equally to blame. Scripted shows don’t seem to work on TEN much with the exception of Offspring.

    In saying all that i think TEN are going to have a cracker week starting this Sunday.

  4. So basically from 5.00 until 9.30/9.40 we have no scripted shows? No drama? No comedies? Nothing? Five days a week? That’s some solid programming!

    What’s the point of trying to ride off the back of Masterchef if most people will just be fatigued by that point? They should have waited until Masterchef was over and start it then. Instead, we now have no real shows on. Pathetic Ten, totally pathetic!!!

  5. @ryan: I’m sure you are right… as David has already elluded, TEN have scheduled this way for the first week of The Renovators to capitalise on MasterChef viewers. Once MasterChef finishes (isn’t it rumoured to have its finale 31 July?), The Renovators will surely move to fill the MC slots.

  6. @David Knox and Kaylen – SVU at 9.30 next week is listed as a repeat. Why Ten bothered putting a new episode on for just one week is beyond me…
    I’m going to be so bored. My husband likes these reno shows, I think with The Block, Top Design and now this one it’s hitting saturation point…

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