Foxtel’s Reality Line Up Is Looking Good In 2011
Foxtel 2011 season is looking strong in 2011.
Here are some of the reality shows Foxtel thinks are going to be the highlights:
Eat Yourself Sexy – LifeStyle YOU
Exclusive to LifeStyle YOU, Eat Yourself Sexy encourages women to take control of their lives and get back on the road to loving themselves. This inspiring and uplifting series follows the stories of eight women, one per episode, as they transform their bodies and find the power to reignite their relationships with the help of a team of experts. From the salad dodging housewife whose libido has gone missing to the frantic mum-of-three who never has time for herself, this series will help Australian women lose weight, regain health and reclaim their long-lost mojo once and for all. Hosting the series and guiding these women along their life changing journey is LifeStyle YOU presenter Sarah Wilson. Sarah knows it’s possible to eat yourself sexy and she is going to prove it. Along with expert nutritionist Emma Sutherland and trainer Blake Worrall-Thompson, they are on a quest to transform these women from saggy and stressed-out, to sexy and stunning in just eight short weeks.
Dannii Minogue: Style Queen – FOX8
Danni Minogue: Style Queen is a documentary series following Minogue as she prepares to embark on one of the biggest challenges in her career and a brand new chapter of her life – launching her brand-new fashion range Project D. Minogue allowed cameras access in the run up to her dream business at the same time juggling all the other important elements in her life; TV, music, red-carpet events, modelling, writing her autobiography, her boyfriend Kris, travelling between London and Australia forAustralia’s Got Talent – and her most important job – her impending motherhood.
Trinny & Susannah’s Australian Makeover Mission – LifeStyle YOU
Trinny & Susannah’s Australian Makeover Mission is an exciting and exclusive local production for LifeStyle YOU, filmed during the fashion duo’s recent visit to Australia. Fun and fast paced, it’s back-to-basics for straight-talking style gurus Trinny & Susannah, who are here to do what they do best – turn the style challenged into the stylish, resulting in dramatic transformations. In each episode of the six-part one hour series, Trinny & Susannah embark on a whirlwind tour, spending just 12 hours in each of the six Australian cities. Targeting Aussie women who are in serious need of their help and advice, they set out to show them how to dress for their body type.
Park Street – ARENA
Park Street is a new observational documentary series going behind the scenes of Australia’s leading women’s magazines – chronicling first-hand the cover-to-cover journey of editors, stylists, photographers, fashionistas, production staff, creative and sales teams across five key women’s titles: Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Madison, Shop ‘Till You Drop and Dolly. For the first time on Australian television, the famous magazine powerhouse at Sydney’s Park Street opens its doors to reveal the inner workings and the people shaping the command centre of the Australian women’s publishing industry.
Cricket Superstar – FOX8
Cricket Superstar is an elimination reality competition format based on the successful Football Superstar franchise. Cameras will follow the journey of Australia’s most talented young cricketers as the boys are culled through an intense elimination process before the last man standing is crowned Cricket Superstar. Lee Furlong will co-host the series which will be produced by North One.
Live to Dance – FOX8
Join host Andrew Gunsberg in the new series Live to Dance, based on the hit UK format Got To Dance. The premiere episode of Live to Dance will follow dancers from across the US auditioning for Paula Abdul and a panel of experts led by Travis Payneand Kimberly Wyatt, both of whom bring an extensive dance and choreography resume to the series. In specially constructed Dance Domes that were built in both New York and Los Angeles to host the auditions, a group of dancers from all styles, backgrounds and ages will be selected for the Live to Dance cast, where they will battle for the right to be crowned Live to Dancechampion and awarded a US$500,000 prize.
Got to Dance Australia – FOX8
Got To Dance Australia is a nationwide wide search for the country’s hottest dancers! Auditions will be held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane where dance acts of all ages, styles and sizes will have the chance to compete for a spot in the finals. Tune in each week to watch all your favourites perform, and share in the joy and heartache as they battle it out for the ‘Got to Dance’ crown.
Britain’s Next Top Model – FOX8
With a new host at the helm in the shape of Australia’s international modelling icon and businesswoman Elle Macpherson, the sixth season of the UK version of the hit franchise promises more glamour, more drama, and more rivalry than ever before. Joining Elle as she casts a critical eye over the contestants’ progress, and making and breaking dreams along the way, are a fresh panel of judges – acclaimed designer Julien Macdonald, celebrated stylist Grace Woodward and leading male model Charley Speed.In a first for the British version, the judges will put the deciding vote into the hands of the viewers who will select the model they think deserves to win the top fashion prize – a contract with Models 1, a cover spread with Company and a campaign with Revlon.
Come Dine With Me Australia (Series 3) – The LifeStyle Channel
Come Dine With Me Australia is back with the highly anticipated third serving. Loosen your belt, fix yourself a cocktail and settle down for the brand new series which sees everyday Australians battling it out for the title of the ultimate dinner party host. Television and radio presenter James Valentine narrates the series, overseeing each episode with witty observations and unique commentary. The unscripted show follows amateur chefs competing against each other in hosting a dinner party for the other contestants. Each week over five nights, five total strangers take it in turns to cook up their idea of the perfect evening for the other four. As well as cooking, there’s also a large helping of reality on the menu as the rival hosts snoop around each others’ houses and go to great lengths to win the competition.
Australia’s Next Top Model (Series 7) – FOX8
FOXTEL’s number one series returns for its seventh season in 2011. Hosted by supermodel Sarah Murdoch, Australia’s Next Top Model is the hit reality series that follows a group of young women as they try to prove they have what it takes to make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of modelling. Sarah leads the panel of judges including fashion designer Alex Perry, fashion identity Charlotte Dawson and renowned fashion photographer Jez Smith, who is returning to the show as a regular. Each week, the judges assess task performance and potential to narrow the field until only one remains.
Project Runway Australia (Series 3) – ARENA
Project Runway is a hit fashion reality series. The budding designer contestants compete with each other to create winning designs in weekly challenges where they are restricted in time, materials and theme. Their designs are then judged, and one or more designers are eliminated each week. The Australian edition will enter its third cycle with an all new look.
Jersey Shore (Series 3) – MTV
The Italian housemates of Jersey Shore are back for another season of GTL, fist-pumping and battling grenades. This season there will be a new addition to the Juiced up crew – Deena Nicole Cortese. Cortese, who describes herself as “class in a glass and party in a body,” is a long time friend of Snooki and will join the crew on the sweatin’ shores of Seaside Heights.
Also Masterchef Australia mentor Donna Hay will have her own cooking show on The Lifestyle Channel called Fast, Fresh and Simple.
I note they haven’t mentioned American Idol which will be fast tracked from the US early in the New Year. They must be thinking the new judging panel of J-Lo, Steve Tyler and Randy Jackson are not going to be able fill the void that Simon Cowell’s absence will have.