TEN: Summer highlights

Ricky Ponting ImageTEN has released its Summer highlights for 2014 led by the KFC T20 Big Bash League with commentary from Ricky Ponting, Viv Richards, Adam Gilchrist, Mark Waugh and Damien Fleming.

It will continue with new episodes of HomelandSleepy Hollow, Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Project, Wake Up, Studio 10, American Idol, American Horror Story, Supernatural, Glee, Jamie Oliver specials plus replays of Wonderland, NCIS and even the original series of Beverly Hills 90210.

Network TEN will roll out a big summer program schedule for TEN, ELEVEN and ONE, kicking off on the first day of summer, December 1.

With cricket, fast-tracked US programs, premiere family movies, Jamie Oliver Christmas specials and a continuing quiz show, TEN is set to provide summer entertainment for the whole family.

From December 20, TEN will exclusively broadcast live, in prime time and on free-to-air television for the first time, the KFC T20 Big Bash League.

Featuring an outstanding commentary team including cricket legends Ricky Ponting, Sir Vivian Richards, Adam Gilchrist, Damien Fleming and Mark Waugh, TEN’s coverage will be hosted by Mel McLaughlin and Mark Howard.

The opening weekend of the KFC T20 Big Bash League will see the Melbourne Stars take on the Melbourne Renegades, the Sydney 6’ers verses the Sydney Thunder, the Hobart Hurricanes challenge the Adelaide Strikers and the Brisbane Heat go up against the Perth Scorchers.

The KFC T20 Big Bash League runs throughout the summer, culminating in the live final on February 7.

From December 1, popular US programs Homeland and Sleepy Hollow will continue to be fast-tracked on Monday and Tuesday nights.

Australia’s least-rich quiz show Have You Been Paying Attention?, hosted by Tom Gleisner, will continue on Sunday nights at 7pm.

Starring some of the most attentive minds in the country, Have You Been Paying Attention? is a fast-paced, funny look at international affairs, politics, sport and entertainment news and will test just how well the contestants have been paying attention.

The Project, hosted by Carrie Bickmore, Charlie Pickering and Dave Hughes, will continue weeknights at 6.30pm with regular panellists Steve Price, Dr Andrew Rochford, Pete Helliar and Lehmo dissecting, digesting and reconstructing the day’s news.

TEN will bring viewers premiere movies on Sunday and Wednesday nights, including Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Rango.

Family favourites The Simpsons, Modern Family, New Girl, Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals and The Living Room will also appear on TEN, along with Blue Bloods, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Law & Order: SVU and Wonderland.

TEN will also broadcast two Christmas specials, Jamie’s Best Ever Christmas, which brings together Jamie Oliver’s all-time classic Christmas recipes, and Jamie’s Christmas With Bells On, which provides an inspiring collection of traditional Christmas classics, alongside new ideas and fantastic party food.

TEN’s new breakfast and morning television line-up – consisting of TEN Eyewitness News Early, Wake Up, Studio 10 and TEN Eyewitness News Morning – will also continue throughout summer.

American Idol, American Horror Story: Coven, Supernatural and Glee are just some of the US programs that will be fast-tracked on ELEVEN.

Boasting new episodes of Ben and Kate, Fresh Meat, How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest Of Your Life, King of the Nerds and 1600 Penn, ELEVEN’s summer program schedule will also feature Dancing On Ice UK, Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model Series 9 and the original series of Beverly Hills 90210.

ONE will bring viewers a variety of major sporting events and new programs over summer.

NBL will continue on ONE and the 2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series will see the Australian Swim Team including World Champions Cate Campbell, Christian Sprenger and James Magnussen, take on the might of Brazil, China, Japan and South Africa. It will be broadcast live from Perth.

New episodes of Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice, Vegas, Lights Out and Bellator MMA will also be peppered throughout ONE’s summer program schedule, as well as Steven Segal’s movie series titled True Justice.

The summer schedule will commence on TEN, ELEVEN and ONE from Sunday, December 1.


  1. @William – Yes I do, however the TEN Summer Highlights Press release David put up above says:

    ‘From December 1, popular US programs Homeland and Sleepy Hollow will continue to be fast-tracked on Monday and Tuesday nights.’

    Which as I said will be difficult because it stops in the US on November 25th to January 13th and why it comes across as NCIS not being on Tuesday and @Cheali asking that question (as they ran repeats on Fridays recently for NCIS).

  2. @Cam Reed – you realise that Sleepy Hollow is on a Wednesday now not a Tuesday as it was originally. When Sleepy Hollow does return from its second hiatus, the BBL will be in its way.

  3. Sorry to double post, however I just noticed that Sleepy Hollow actually takes a break in the US from November 25th to January 13th. So do not know how TEN can Fast-Track that on a Tuesday from December 01st as it will be over, so maybe NCIS will continue (unless it’s repeats of Sleepy Hollow coming on).

  4. @Cheali – Seems like TEN will stop the New Eps of NCIS, which is a shame really as we’re 3 weeks behind the US and on this coming Tues (Nov 19th), NCIS is stopping in the US until Tues Dec 10th, so we would have caught up if they kept going I think (or at the least be 1 week behind).

  5. Interesting scheduling of Big bash….If every state can watch their own state live every broadcast on the same night – maybe it might work…..but can’t imagine over 1 million viewers per night.

    And TEN are promoting themselves as “the new home of cricket.” I hardly think so given they have only domestic 20/20 games and no international matches as all.

  6. It is great that Idol is returning. Is this a precursor to Ten reviving Idol in Australia?
    Hopefully Ten can claw back some audience during summer with it’s fast tracked shows.

  7. I love Dancing on Ice UK, that and I’m a celebrity get me out of here are my two favourite shows of the year. I was very sad when uktv stopped showing DOI but very happy it’s going to be on Eleven.

  8. Really strange that Hopman Cup doesn’t get a mention. Obivously it’ll be on One because of the cricket but given its good lineup and popularity, it’s bizarre it’s not mentioned. We know they have the rights but the Hopman Cup organisers didn’t say anything either when they launched their tournament. Makes me think something is up

  9. @cnrmlj – I am sure you watched it in HD/SD on Fox Sports, but I am sure you will watch it when Ten becomes HD. I am surprised Mark Howard gets a mention but now it looks like that he won’t do Hopman Cup after all.

  10. Nothing of interest at all there.

    Fox Sports did a great job on the big bash but I won’t be watching it in SD on ten.

    Hawaii Five-0 is too nieche for Australia and would continue not to rate. It is rating well in the US on Friday nights and has been rather enjoyable except for the Michael knight story line.

  11. Yeah, also a chance for WakeUp to generate some summer traction as well. For all the poor ratings, it actually isn’t a bad show. I guess it will be in some kind of abbreviated form come Sochi 2014, so any audience they can capture in the interim would be welcome news.

  12. Umm David, I know its a press realease but Ten will broadcast the 2013/14 World Series Sprintcars on One. Also, do you know if every game will be live on Channel Ten and not One

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