Nine has formally announced new seasons for Reality shows The Voice, The Block and Celebrity Apprentice.
New seasons of The Voice and The Block were already expected given there were media reports speculating about the talent show judges wanting to return and a Bondi property purchase for the renovation show. Both have hit the ground running with impressive ratings, with The Voice as the most successful show of 2012.
Nine caps off the Reality success with a third season for Celebrity Apprentice (four including the original non-celebrity version headed up by Mark Bouris). The three represent a reversal of ratings fortune following the failure of Excess Baggage.
Each series is produced by three different production companies: Shine Australia, FremantleMedia Australia and Cavalier Productions.
Michael Healy, Nine’s Director of Television, says: “These three series have proven to be huge winners with Australian audiences, so it makes sense to go around the block (pardon the pun) again with The Voice, The Block and Celebrity Apprentice.”
New editions of The Block and Celebrity Apprentice will begin filming later this year.