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Network TEN Announce Four New Reality TV Shows – Great News But A Couple Of Issues

Network Ten have boosted their 2012 programming arsenal by announcing four new reality shows.

Now that to me is always a positive thing, however I do have a couple of queries about some of the shows.

The shows are:

I Will Survive: Priscilla, produced by FremantleMedia Australia, is set to explode onto screens later this year, and catapult one exceptional performer to Broadway.

I Will Survive: Priscilla is the search for Australia’s next Triple Threat – SINGER, DANCER. ACTOR. The most talented individual performers, chosen from all walks of life, will jump on board the famous Priscilla bus which will retrace the steps of the box-office smash movie, from Sydney to Alice Springs. The program will see amazing performances from our contestants at each outback Australian location along the way under the direction of the best in the business.

The auditions are starting in Brisbane on the 19 April. However if you are a female don’t bother turning up as the

auditions are only open to male performers 21years and older. This must be incredibly disappointing for female musical theatre wannabees. Yes Priscilla is an entertaining musical but maybe a different show could have been selected so we got a greater variety of person on our screens. As with all reality TV it will be about the cast in the show. Having said that I am a sucker for shows like this.

For further details on show and auditions go to  I Will Survive TV.

Everybody Dance Now, produced by FremantleMedia Australia, is a blockbuster new series for every form of dance you can imagine.

Australians of all ages are about to move like never before. Young or old, professional or amateur; get ready for the most surprising, most exciting and most entertaining dancing duels you’ll ever see.

Two celebrity captains will handpick their teams from 120 eager dancers, then send their chosen dancer into a head-to-head showdown. Watch the fireworks begin. Can a ballroom-dancing 8-year-old take down a sensational modern dancer? Can a hip-hop master survive a battle with a tap dancing Aussie sweetheart? One-on-one, head-to-head, until the audience picks their favourite and decides the ultimate winner.

I have to confess I am a little disappointed the So You Think You Can Dance rumours were not true, however I do like a dance talent show. It looks a little similar Fox 8’s Got To Dance. However Got To Dance allows for group auditions and it appears Everybody Dance Now is for solo performers. Got To Dance will be hosted by Andrew Gunsberg and you can send in auditions online now.

It should be noted Got To Dance was first announced in 2010 and now has finally started production.

Come Date With Me, from the producers of Please Marry My Boy and Four Weddings, Granada Media Australia, is the new culinary competition where delicious food and – potentially – love are on the menu. This is an exclusive ITV title that will be an entertaining prime-time series for TEN’s upcoming schedule. With plenty of drama and humour, this reality format brings a fresh twist to the world of dating.

OK the show is a pun of Come Dine With Me. This sounds suspiciously like Dinner Date which was on Channel 7 last year. I was originally sceptical about that and it was a cracker of show. So will wait and see if this show is just as entertaining. The show is from a UK format.

Don’t Tell the Bride, produced by Endemol Southern Star, is a wedding show with a twist. A bride’s wedding is meant to be the best day of her life. But these women will have no say in any aspect of their big day, from the wedding dress and the bouquet to the reception and the music. Their future husbands will plan every detail without telling their bride anything about the day. Will he blow the budget on beer over flowers? How will the bride react when she sees what her husband has come up with?

This is based on a UK format that can currently be seen on Lifestyle You.

Which of these shows interest you?


1 Culinary Boner { 04.12.12 at 3:52 pm }

Looking forward to a new Ten crossover format that’ll be guaranteed to turn around their 70% profit drop.

“The Biggest Loser: DANCE YOUR ARSE** OFF”

Commando would make a great Disco Stu*. And Michelle and Tifini could cameo as Rizzo and Sandy. (Surely Renaissance ladies like this pair can sing as well as dispense nutritional advice).

Oh, and the fatties can do nightly imitations of the Boobahs –

Richard Simmons could be the overseas Z-lister I’d sign on for this little beauty of a show.


** The official Aussie version. No namby-pamby yank spelling, please.


2 Georgie { 04.12.12 at 7:34 pm }

Given that ‘Priscilla’ was about female impersonators I guess it follows that females could go on ‘I Will Survive’ if they impersonate a male.

The most likely fallout from ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ would be the bride refusing to go ahead with the wedding, if the arrangements show a side of the groom she doesn’t like. Sounds like an opportunity for her to see into the future.

3 brain dead dave { 04.12.12 at 7:52 pm }

Margie from TBL could be the bus mechanic for I Will Survive.

So many drag queens are such terrible,terrible singers they are forced to mime. That will be hilarious.

4 Reality Raver { 04.12.12 at 8:44 pm }

I thought it was an interesting decision to go for an all male cast, and one that I suspect will be mainly gay. Hopefully that won’t be an issue for TEN.

5 Andrea { 04.12.12 at 9:17 pm }

I loved seeing Priscilla the musical at Star Casino a few years ago and its doing well in USA so it should be popular. The UK version of Don’t tell the Bride is pretty good, I don’t mind watching that so i will probably give both of those shows a chance.

6 alicia { 04.13.12 at 1:22 am }

I love Don’t tell the bride UK version. SO I will be really looking forward to the Australian one.

7 Georgie { 04.13.12 at 1:00 pm }

Lol CB – watching those Boobahs, I reckon another cross-over could be: The Masterchef Judges – DANCE YOUR ARSES OFF

And OMG the Countdown dance-off, Molly would have broken out into a sweat of anticipation watching that. Just reinforces for me why I never bothered with the disco music. That was Bollywood before the ‘Bolly’. Sacha Baron-Cohen probably used that video in his brainstorming sessions for Bruno.

8 Andrea { 04.13.12 at 1:05 pm }

Just saw a promo for Don’t tell The Bride on ten asking for potential brides to come forward who want to get married but can’t afford to. Does this mean that ten will be paying for the wedding as on the UK version it seems to be paid for by the bridegroom and family who spends whatever their budget allows?