November 13, 2014
I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Hosts Revealed: Julia Morris and Chris
Shark Tank “Sharks” Revealed: Janine Allis, Andrew Banks, Steve Baxter, John
McGrath and Naomi Simson.
The Bachelorette Comes To Australia.
True-Life Television Events: Mary: The Making Of A Princess and The Peter
Brock Story.
Neighbours 30 Years Special: Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Guy Pearce and
Hot From The US: CSI: Cyber and The Odd Couple.
V8 Supercars Return To TEN.
Eight new local productions, two highly-anticipated new international programs, the biggest
line-up of motorsport on television and returning seasons of local and overseas hits are
among the highlights of Network Ten’s impressive programming line-up for 2015.
Network Ten is the only free-to-air television network to post growth in the key audience of
25-to-54-year-olds so far during 2014. It has also increased its prime time audience in total
people and grocery buyers. Network Ten’s digital platform, tenplay, has been an
outstanding success this year, averaging more than 13 million online video views a month.
Network Ten Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hamish McLennan, said:
“Over the past year, our focus on people 25 to 54 and Event TV, including premium live
sport, has delivered what we promised: audience growth and greater consistency for
viewers and advertisers.
“Next year, we will give Australians more of the shows they love from Network Ten –
including MasterChef Australia, Family Feud, The Project, The Bachelor Australia and the
KFC T20 Big Bash League – as well as new, exciting content in all genres.
“So far in 2014, we have increased our audience in 31 of the 63 half-hour blocks that make
up prime time. Our aim in 2015 is simple: to build on that momentum and deliver even
greater growth and consistency.”
Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “In 2015, our viewers’
favourite franchises will be back, bigger and better than before.
“We are also adding new, proven and thoroughly researched shows that are guaranteed to
get Australia talking, including I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, Shark Tank,
Gogglebox, The Bachelorette Australia and a new, multi-night entertainment show we will
announce in the new year.
“From Big Bash at the top of the year right through to proven successes such as The
Bachelor Australia towards the end of the year – plus our ‘always on’ early evening line-up
of TEN Eyewitness News, Family Feud and The Project – Network Ten is firmly focused on
delivering consistency, growth, innovation and great entertainment in 2015,” she said.
Network Ten Chief Sales Officer, Louise Barrett, said: “We have delivered audience growth
this year for the first time since 2011. And we are not going to stop.
“Our commitment to bringing Australians compelling content – across all screens – and
giving advertisers new, innovative ways to bring their ideas and brands to life will only get
stronger in 2015.”
Network Ten will launch its programming line-up on December 18 this year with a new
season of the summer television sensation of 2013-14: the KFC T20 Big Bash League.
In early 2015 Network Ten will introduce local versions of three proven overseas successes:
I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, Shark Tank and Gogglebox.
After successfully revitalising MasterChef Australia this year – and boosting its audience by
31% –Network Ten will refresh TBL Families, the most popular version of the The Biggest
Loser brand, for 2015.
The Bachelor Australia was a television, online, social media and pop culture phenomenon
in 2014. It will be back next year, along with the spin-off that the fans have been calling for:
The Bachelorette Australia.
In 2015, Network Ten will add to its long, rich history of premium local drama with three
special events.
Mary: The Making Of A Princess will tell the fairy tale story of Mary Donaldson, while The
Peter Brock Story will bring to television the tale of one of Australia’s greatest and most
complex sporting heroes. In March, Network Ten will proudly present a special event to
celebrate the 30th birthday of the iconic Australian drama series Neighbours.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign in World War I, Network
Ten has commissioned The First ANZACs, a special series of mini-documentaries that will
run across the schedule in the lead-up to April 25, 2015.
From overseas, Network Ten will launch two of the most eagerly anticipated new US series:
CSI: Cyber starring Patricia Arquette and The Odd Couple with Matthew Perry. They will join
the three biggest hits of the new US television season – NCIS: New Orleans, Madam
Secretary and Scorpion – on TEN.
V8 Supercars come home to TEN in 2015, with the six biggest and best races, live and free.
V8 Supercars, Formula One, MotoGP and the return of the beloved magazine show RPM
will make Network Ten the home of motorsport in 2015, bringing fans the best coverage in a
consistent timeslot 41 weeks of the year.
Network Ten’s focus on content innovation will also see it add the new daytime program,
Baby Circle, in 2015. The recent launch of hybrid broadcast-broadband TV (HbbTV) via the
industry platform FreeviewPlus creates the opportunity to add new content to tenplay in
key areas of interest to consumers, including parenting and petcare.
I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
Hosted by Julia Morris (Full Frontal, Good News Week, House Husbands, Celebrity
Apprentice) and Chris Brown (The Living Room, Bondi Vet), I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of
Here! will take 10 big-name celebrities and drop them in the middle of the South African
jungle. The Australian version of the top-rating entertainment show in the UK will be a big,
noisy and highly interactive television event over five nights a week. Produced by ITV
Studios Australia, I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! will run across television, online
and social media, backed by a massive marketing campaign.
Shark Tank
Australians’ love of inventions and innovation will be more than satisfied by Shark Tank, a
compelling and entertaining series for the whole family. Hosted by Sarah Harris (Studio 10)
and produced by Shine Australia, the local version of the smash hit US series will feature big,
crazy, practical and hilarious products and ideas presented to multi-millionaire “sharks”. If
the sharks – Janine Allis (Boost Juice), Andrew Banks (Talent2), Steve Baxter (entrepreneur,
investor, internet pioneer), John McGrath (McGrath Estate Agents) and Naomi Simson (Red
Balloon) – like the idea, they will invest their own money to bring it to market.
Australians love watching television. Now they can watch other Australians who love
watching television thanks to Gogglebox, a unique, funny and often moving series jointly
commissioned by Foxtel and Network Ten. Gogglebox is a television and social media smash
in the UK, where its audience is rapidly growing. The Australian Gogglebox will be produced
by Shine Australia and will debut in February.
The Bachelorette
In just two years, The Bachelor Australia has become a television, online and social media
phenomenon. After the sensational aftermath of this year’s series, fans took to social media
calling for a local version of The Bachelorette. Next year, their calls will be answered, as
some of the country's most eligible bachelors compete for the heart of just one girl.
Mary: The Making Of A Princess
She was a Tasmanian-born real estate agent living in Sydney. He was a Danish Crown Prince
visiting Australia. They met in a pub and fell in love. Less than four years later, Mary
Donaldson became Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark. Produced by FremantleMedia, this
special television event will be filmed in Australia and Denmark.
The Peter Brock Story
He was a hero to generations of Australians, winning the Bathurst 1000 nine times and
dominating motorsport for more than two decades. But the King of the Mountain was also a
complex person, plagued by self-doubt. The Peter Brock Story, which will be produced by
Shine Australia, tells the story of a unique Australian in a high-octane drama event.
Neighbours: 30 Years
It is the longest-running drama series in Australian television history and in March 2015,
Neighbours will reach another milestone: its 30th birthday. To mark the occasion, TEN will
broadcast a special celebration featuring interviews with many of the stars reflecting on
their time on the show, favourite anecdotes and what Neighbours has meant to their
careers, including Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Guy Pearce.
The First ANZACs
Next year is a landmark year for all Australians, as we commemorate the 100th anniversary
of the Gallipoli campaign in World War I. The First ANZACs is a unique series of minidocumentaries that will bring to life the diaries and letters from these Australian heroes and
heroines. The all-star cast includes Kat Stewart, Peter Phelps, Matt Day, Rodger Corser, Rob
Carlton, Brooke Satchwell, Shane Jacobson and many more.
Baby Circle
TEN’s top-rating day time line-up will welcome a new addition in 2015, when Baby Circle
goes to air. Created for the parents of newborns to tweens, Baby Circle will offer parents
and expectant parents advice, support, information and entertainment. It will be every
parent’s perfect day time companion.
Australia’s fastest growing reality series in 2014, MasterChef Australia, returns next year
with a new group of contestants competing for the title of Australia’s best amateur cook.
George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston are back, along with some of the best
chefs from Australia and around the world and some of the most extraordinary food ever
seen in this much-loved series.
In less than six months, Family Feud has become Australia’s favourite television game show
and given Network Ten its biggest audience at 6pm to 6.30pm weekdays since 2009. Hosted
by Grant Denyer, Family Feud will be bigger and better in 2015, bringing more laughs to
6pm weekdays.
The Project returns in 2015 with Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar and a strong line-up of cohosts and guests.
After capturing the attention of Australia during 2014 – and sending social media and
women’s magazines into a frenzy – the third season of The Bachelor Australia will launch in
2015 with a new collection of bachelorettes and a brand new bachelor. Also returning is TBL
Families, one of the most successful versions of one of Australia’s most popular reality
television formats.
After steadily building its fan base during 2014, the innovative news and current affairs
panel show Have You Been Paying Attention? will be back next year.
Amanda Keller, Chris Brown, Barry Du Bois and Miguel Maestre will ensure Friday nights are
fun, informative and entertaining with a new season of The Living Room, one of TEN’s
fastest growing series in 2014.
Wonderland returns with more drama, more romance and exciting new cast members. One
of the most successful new Australian series of 2014, Gold Coast Cops, will be back on the
beat in 2015, and Bondi Vet and Bondi Rescue will return for new seasons.
Network Ten’s exclusive broadcast partnership with the Melbourne International Comedy
Festival continues in 2015 with three special television events: Melbourne International
Comedy Festival Gala, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Super Show and
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Great Debate.
CSI: Cyber
One of the most keenly anticipated “mid-season” shows of the 2014-15 television season in
the US, CSI: Cyber stars Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette (Medium) as the head of
Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in
the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. Arquette is joined by television
favourites James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol and Luke Perry.
The Odd Couple
The classic Neil Simon sitcom The Odd Couple returns in 2015. Matthew Perry (Friends, The
Whole Nine Yards, 17 Again), who developed and is executive-producing the new series,
stars as messy sports writer Oscar Madison, who takes in his friend – neat-freak
photographer Felix Unger, played by Thomas Lennon (The State, Reno 911!) – after his wife
kicks him out.
The three biggest hits of the new US television season – NCIS: New Orleans, Madam
Secretary and Scorpion – all launched strongly on TEN in recent months and will be back in
2015 with all-new episodes.
Also returning in 2015 are new seasons of TEN’s international hits, including Modern
Family, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Law & Order: SVU, Elementary and The Good Wife, plus
more shows from British legends Jamie Oliver, Sir David Attenborough and Graham Norton.
The KFC T20 Big Bash League returns to Network Ten on December 18 this year. With more
games in prime time, a tighter, more action-packed season and a hosting and commentary
team that includes Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Damien Fleming, Mark Waugh, Sir Viv
Richards, Kevin Pietersen, Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, Mel McLaughlin, Mark Howard and
Roz Kelly, it will be the biggest and best season yet.
V8 Supercars come home to Network Ten in 2015, cementing its standing as the home of
event motorsport television.
From the Clipsal 500 Adelaide in February to the Sydney 500 in December, Network Ten will
bring viewers the six biggest V8 Supercars events, live and free, including the Supercheap
Auto Bathurst 1000. All other V8 Supercars races will feature in special highlights programs.
With V8 Supercars, Formula One (including the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in
Melbourne), MotoGP and the magazine show RPM, Network Ten will deliver motorsport in
a dependable timeslot for 10 months of the year. Host Matt White will lead the Network
Ten motorsport team, along with Mark Webber, Alan Jones, Greg Rust, Daryl Beattie and
many V8 Supercars drivers.
Network Ten’s 2015 line-up of premium live sport also includes all Wallabies Rugby
Championship matches, the Australian Swimming Championships and the BHP Billiton
Aquatic Super Series.
A celebration of Neighbours’ 30th birthday will be one of the key events on ELEVEN in 2015
and will be marked by a series of special episodes featuring some of the biggest names from
the record-breaking series’ past.
ELEVEN’s line-up of distinctive and youthful content will also include The Loop – which
posted significant growth during 2014 – Bondi Ink, from the highly successful US television
franchise Ink, and new US series such as Empire, The Strain and Tattoos After Dark.
All of ELEVEN’s favourites will return next year, including The Simpsons, Glee, American
Idol, Supernatural, American Horror Story, Dexter and Sleepy Hollow.
ONE is Australia’s fastest-growing multi-channel of 2014, increasing its total people
audience more than 30%.
In 2015, ONE will offer viewers premium sport, scripted and reality programming such as
Formula One, MotoGP, COPS, Last Man Standing, White Collar, Sons Of Anarchy, Gang
Related, Robson’s Extreme Fishing, Sir David Attenborough specials and a new block of
content from FX Networks in the US.
For more information, please contact:
Catherine Donovan
Head of Publicity
P: (02) 9650 1254. M: 0417 704 819.
E: [email protected]
Neil Shoebridge
Director of Corporate and Public Communications
P: (02) 9650 1575. M: 0417 511 012.
E: [email protected]