NINE 2014 Reality TV Schedule – An Interesting Line Up
NINE announced their 2014 schedule today and there is a new reality dating show in production. It is called Married at First Sight and it is where people who have never met meet up at the altar to get married. They are then filmed for three months after this to see how it all pans out.
This could be very interesting indeed.
Here is the blurb from from the press release:
Married at First Sight is a Danish observational documentary series which puts relationships under the microscope.
The most talked about format to come out of MIPCOM 2013[Ed note: MIPCOM is a big TV conference in Cannes] Married at First Sight works with leading relationship experts to carefully match-make eight Australian singles into four married couples, who each meet each other – for the very first time – at their wedding.
We’ll follow them as they marry, honeymoon, meet the in-laws and set up home, all the while getting to know one another more and more deeply, to see if the matchmakers have got it right and they will have a future together.
By making the ultimate commitment to one another, and living as a married couple for three months, will love bloom and triumph for our four couples? Who will stick together and who will decide to divorce? In the age of internet romance and speed dating, this is a timely social experiment like no other.
Already a massive hit in Denmark the format has been sold to Germany, Holland, the United States, France, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Belgium. Married at First Sight will be produced in early 2014.
NINE are also going with their other dating show which will replace Farmer Wants A Wife called When Love Comes To Town. This has the feel of Priscilla but with heterosexuals and without the singing.
Hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski, this romantic new series, features 12 single city girls who have been unlucky in love travelling to the furthest corners of Australia in order to find ‘the one’.
Along the way they will meet the two most eligible bachelors in several of the most picturesque and remote towns around the country. While dating these guys, the girls will learn about their lives, passions and the unique connection they have with their local community. The girls will then meet the bachelors’ friends and families, and spend time in what could be their new home.
Ultimately, they must decide whether to stay in town and pursue a relationship, or try to find love in the next town.
When Love Comes To Town is produced by Southern Star Entertainment.
Another ob doc series for NINE will be The Embassy: Bankok and looks like the Australian version of Banged Up Abroad.
Nine’s ground-breaking new series, where Australian diplomats break their code of silence for the first time, and take us into their world; saving Aussies in crisis abroad.
We’ll join them where cultures collide in Thailand and tell the stories of their desperate family and friends at home.
This is a glimpse into the never-before-seen world of international drama that cuts very close to home.
Produced by Fredbird Entertainment and Southern Pictures for the Nine Network.
The Voice Kids has announced two of the coaches and they are Delta Goodrem and Joel Madden
Delta Goodrem and Joel Madden are the first two Coaches announced to join the exciting The Voice spin-off program The Voice Kids. The new series will showcase the extraordinary vocal talent of kids aged 8 to 14 from around Australia, all competing to impress superstar coaches. Expect the same level of talent and heart-stopping moments that took Australia’s breath away on the adult version of The Voice Australia.
Already a global ratings smash hit in more than 15 countries, The Voice Kids will feature the same spectacular set with electrifying blind auditions and thrilling battle rounds. The series will culminate in a grand finale where only the best of the best young singers will get their chance to perform for the title of The Kids Voice of Australia.
Produced by Shine Australia for the Nine Network.
The Block is back with two series one being a Fans V Favourites and the other just being a “normal” season. No news on who the favourites are going to be.
Scott Cam returns as host of Australia’s favourite renovation reality program in 2014 with not one, but two blockbuster series, starting with The Block – Fans v Favourites.
Expect to see some familiar faces battling it out with novice Blockheads in their quest to win a potentially life-changing sum of money.
The Voice is also returning with Kylie Minogue and Will I Am the new coaches taking over from Seal and Delta, also Big Brother is back but it was not in the press release. Hopefully that does not mean they have changed their minds about a third series. Australia’s Got Talent is under review and there is no mention of Great Australian Bake Off.