Network 10’s 2020 programming slate, which kicks off in January, will include a slew of format-based franchises, including a new-look MasterChef Australia, and U.S. imports such as FBI: Most Wanted and The Gilded Age.
“A year ago we talked about cementing our position as leaders in escapist entertainment and promised we would have differentiated flagship content targeting our key target market of under 50s—50 weeks a year,” said Beverley McGarvey, chief content officer. “We delivered on that promise and Australians responded. We’ve seen year-on-year TV share growth in all key demographics since August. 10 Play and 10 Daily have delivered record audience numbers. 10 All Access is an out-of-the-box success. Our 10 Speaks podcasts are winning new fans every day. This year we’ve successfully added new, multiplatform content that will grow in the years to come, including The Masked Singer Australia, Dancing With The Stars and Five Bedrooms. Those three new hits have joined a stable of proven performers including MasterChef Australia, Have You Been Paying Attention?, Gogglebox, The Bachelor Australia, Australian Survivor, The Project, 10 News First, The Bachelorette Australia, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, the Melbourne Cup Carnival and many more.”
McGarvey concluded, “In 2020, our content will be everywhere—across all platforms—creating a playground that will ensure our shows connect with Australians like never before and get all of Australia talking.”
Returning hits next year include I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! in January and Australian Survivor with an all-stars edition and Dancing with the Stars in February. Bachelor In Paradise, The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia also return in 2020. The 12th season of MasterChef Australia will feature three new judges, Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen. “Their combined culinary credentials coupled with their passion and sheer joy for food, and their relentless enthusiasm to explore ingredients, preparation and cooking methods ensures we are in for a real treat,” McGarvey said. The Masked Singer Australia will also be back for a second run.
On the comedy front, the network is set to deliver Have You Been Paying Attention?, Gogglebox, Hughesy, We Have A Problem and Kinne Tonight, plus newcomer Drunk History.
The local drama slate will include the returning Five Bedrooms, Playing For Keeps and How To Stay Married and the brand-new The Secrets She Keeps.
The factual lineup will feature The Living Room, Ambulance Australia, Todd Sampson’s BodyHack, Bondi Rescue, Trial By Kyle and One Born Every Minute Australia.
From the U.S., Network 10 will showcase new seasons of NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Bull, FBI, The Graham Norton Show, various Jamie Oliver series and more. New for 2020 are FBI: Most Wanted and The Gilded Age.
On 10 All Access, users will be able to access Broke, In The Dark and MacGyver, plus new seasons of Survivor, The Good Fight, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Unicorn, FBI and Evil Season, soon after the U.S. broadcast.