We’re winding down to the end of the year which means the major TV networks have been teasing what will be hitting the small screen in 2018.
Nine, Channel Seven and Network Ten have all confirmed the reality regulars – Masterchef, My Kitchen Rules, The Block, Married At First Sight, House Rules, The Voice, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Gogglebox, Australia Survivor and I’m A Celebrity.
Australia Ninja Warrior will make a return after it smashed through the ratings in its first season this year, as well as Rodger Corser’s Doctor Doctor, Bachelor In Paradise, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Underbelly Files – Chopper, a new cop drama with Pia Miller called Bite Club, an Olivia Newton John biopic starring Delta Goodrem, and Shaun Micallef’s Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation.
Foxtel are yet to make their announcement but we’re hoping A Place To Call Home is renewed for another season.
So while there’s a solid mix of Aussie drama, family game shows and a whole lot of reality, there are a few favourites that seem to have been kicked off the list for 2018.
Notably absent from Nine, Seven and Ten’s announcements were:
- Jessica Marais’ The Wrong Girl
- Jessica Mauboy’s The Secret Daughter (which is currently airing season two on Seven)
- The Biggest Loser (The new format ‘The Biggest Loser: Transformed’ with Shannan Ponton and newcomer Libby Babet was removed from primetime mid-season after poor ratings)
- Here Come The Habibs
- Network Ten’s Sisters (currently airing now)
- House Husbands
- Love Child
And the real tragedy…
That means no Nina Proudman and no Asher Keddie (who won five Silver TV WEEK Logie Awards for most popular actress) for a whole year – or possibly forever.
There is a chance, however, that some of these shows could be confirmed at a later date, or possibly even return in 2019. Maybe they’re taking a year-long hiatus to refresh and come back better than ever.
We’re hoping it’s the latter.