Local Content Anchoring Network Ten’s 2016 Lineup


SYDNEY: Australia’s Network Ten has unveiled its programming plans for 2016, featuring a lineup of new and returning local and international titles for multiplatform delivery.

The network’s local productions will include the new reality series Australian Survivor and Long Lost Family; the drama The Wrong Girl; Brock, a two-part television event; the local adaptations All Star Family Feud and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!; and the returning series Offspring.

Other returning titles are Shark Tank, Gogglebox, The Great Australian Spelling Bee and The Bachelorette Australia, along with new seasons of The Living Room, The Project, The Bachelor Australia and Have You Been Paying Attention? Additionally, MasterChef Australia is set to return for its eighth season with a new special guest chef, Nigella Lawson.

International acquisitions will include American Crime Story and the miniseries event The X-Files, both from the U.S.

The content will be delivered to consumers across Ten, Eleven, One and the catch-up and streaming service tenplay.

Network Ten chief programming officer Beverley McGarvey said: “Content that lives on all screens is at the heart of our business. In 2016 we will continue to introduce innovative, contemporary content with mass appeal that our viewers can engage with in multiple ways on numerous platforms.

“For several years now, our strategy has been to encourage people to enjoy our content anywhere, at any time and on any device. That will remain our mantra in 2016. It is television as it should be, with our viewers being able to watch our great content whenever they want, wherever they are and however they want.”

She added: “Our other new shows, including Long Lost Family, All Star Family Feud and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! now will offer viewers even more innovative and engaging entertainment. Plus we are delighted to welcome to Network Ten such stars as Nigella Lawson, Anh Do and Jessica Marais.”