Since taking charge of the network in March, CEO Hamish McLennan has overseen a number of positive steps including aggressive sports bidding for the Winter Olympics and Big Bash, appointing a new chief brand officer, new research strategist, hiring Ita Buttrose, a splashy MasterChef launch, announcing The Bachelor and Wanted and giving a number of press interviews signalling the return of event television. Adam Boland is also developing two programmes.
Not everything has fired, with Reef Doctors effectively abandoned after one episode, and disappointing numbers for Can of Worms, The Truth Is and The Americans.
A recent TV Tonight reader poll indicated generally positive support for the new direction by TEN management, but with a lot of ground still to make up.
TEN is tipped to announce a revival for So You Think You Can Dance and TV Tonight hears whispers of a potential new drama from John Edwards.