Channel NINE Relying On Reality TV For Rating Bonanza In 2013
Channel NINE launched their 2013 schedule this morning in Sydney with reality TV being the back bone of their schedule, and it looking like a very solid line up indeed.
There were few surprises. Big Brother, The Voice, two series of The Block – one an All Stars season, and Celebrity Apprentice are back.
New to the channel is Australia’s Got Talent switching from Seven to NINE, The Great Australian Bake Off, and the US version of The Taste. The Taste looks like it has the greatest cast ever including Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson, see previous blog post on the show and how it is the food version of The Voice.
TV Tonight has noted that Farmer Wants A Wife is not mentioned and is seeking confirmation that it has been dropped.
No judges were announced for The Voice or Australia’s Got Talent. Ricky Martin is meant to be getting The Voice chair that Kevin Urban vacated and there are no whispers on who is in or out on the re-jigged AGT.
For full information from the NINE Press release see below:
AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT
The world’s greatest talent search has found a new home. Australia’s Got Talent will be on Nine in 2013 with new hosts and judges and exciting talent to bring to the Australian audience. The global success of Got Talent has seen the format top the ratings in Britain, where a massive total of 13.8 million people watched the finale, the USA, New Zealand and scores of other territories around the world.
THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKE OFF
The next global phenomenon is coming to Nine. Shane Jacobson and Anna Gare will host The Great Australian Bake Off, with Dan Lepard and Kerry Vincent joining them as judges in the search to find Australia’s Best Home Baker.
The ultimate kitchen battle is set to erupt when Nine serves up this brand new TV dish in 2013. Ten home baking enthusiasts will be put through a series of gruelling elimination challenges, baking a mouth-watering selection of cakes, pies, tarts, pastries, bread, biscuits and desserts, in the hope of being crowned Australia’s Best Home Baker.
The ultimate taste sensation has arrived on Nine, with four superstar chefs, 16 cooks hungry to win – and every delicious morsel tasted blind! This program is all about the taste. One bad bite and the chefs could be sending their favourite cooks home.
Famed culinary experts Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey will join no-holds-barred chef Anthony Bourdain and British food star Nigella Lawson as mentors on The Taste.
Each of the four culinary superstars – Bourdain, Lawson, Lefebvre and Malarkey – will coach a team of four pro and amateur cooks chosen from a nationwide casting call as they vie to create the best tasting dish. The groups will face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through several elimination rounds. At the end of each episode the mentors will have to judge the competitors’ dishes blind, with no knowledge of whose creation they are sampling, what they are eating, how it was prepared or who they could be eliminating.
AND RETURNING TO NINE IN 2013
The ratings smash-hit of 2012, The Voice, is back with superstar coaches Seal, Joel Madden and Delta Goodrem in their red chairs again to discover Australia’s next Voice. And who will be the fourth coach of The Voice in 2013?
In 2013, there will be not one but two “Blocktastic” seasons. The Block All-Stars, back in Bondi where it all began 10 years ago, will feature four of The Block’s favourite couples – Phil and Amity (series 1), Mark and Duncan (series 3), Josh and Jenna (series 4) and Dan and Dani (series 5) – competing in an All-Stars version of the home renovation blockbuster.
Hosted by Scott Cam, with Shelley Craft, the four couples get a second chance at the top real estate prize on television when they renovate four heritage-listed Bondi cottages in record time – six weeks.
Then, later in the year, a new full series of The Block premieres with eight couples striving to win in 2013.
The Big Brother juggernaut stormed home on Nine this year, recapturing a whole new generation of Australian viewers. In 2013, Big Brother will be back, hosted by Sonia Kruger, with new housemates, new tricks and new twists, brighter and more entertaining than ever.
In the third series of The Celebrity Apprentice, Mark Bouris returns to the boardroom as celebrities are in for the challenge and out of their comfort zones. In this crazy world anything goes in the name of charity. One by one the celebrities will be fired until one is crowned the celebrity apprentice of 2013.
Which of these shows will you be watching in 2013?