There were several notable omissions when the Nine network unveiled its 2023 line-up on Wednesday, and one of the biggest Australian reality shows in five years was nowhere to be found.
The lineup includes several new reality TV offerings, including Blockis a breakthrough reality show hosted by Shayna Blaze called Rescue of a country house and another new show hosted by Scott Cam about finding the most identical twins in Australia.
In the other place, Island of love, Married at first sight, Lego Masters as well as Block everyone will be back next year.
But two major reality shows notable for not including Nine in the announcement were Australian ninja warrior as well as Celebrity Apprentice Australia.
It’s an amazingly quick fall from grace for ninja warrior, which launched to a huge audience of 1.775 million viewers back in 2017. By the time it launched its sixth season this year, that premiere audience had dwindled to 562,000 viewers.
Nine reloaded Celebrity Apprentice also struggled in the ratings this year, losing several hundred thousand viewers from last year and only breaking the 500,000 viewer mark for the first time since Benji Marshall was declared the winner during the final.
Another show not mentioned on Upfronts: hosted by Sophie Monk. Beauty and the Geek, which aired for two rebooted seasons this year and last year. Monk will still be considered the host love island australia.
Kate Langbrook unexpectedly presented a new concert
Elsewhere, it has been reported that popular Australian television and radio host Kate Langbrook is embarking on a new career as a reality dating show host.
Premiere in 2023, my mom your dad will bring together older single parents looking for love a second time. They are accompanied on dates by adult children, but they do not realize that their children are secretly watching them as they try to enter the dating world again.
Based on the preview shown yesterday on Upfronts, the series looks to be equal parts heartfelt and awkward, with plenty of tear-worthy moments of young adult kids watching in horror as their parents try to woo new partners.
As well as being her first reality show appearance, the show also marks a network change for Langbrook, who has been familiar to Ten viewers in recent years thanks to her regular (and sometimes headline) appearances on project, did you pay attention as well as Husey, we have a problem. It’s unclear if this new appearance at Nine will affect her regular appearances as a panelist on Project – News.com.au contacted Ten today for comment.
Logs captured by Seven
The release of next year’s program schedule comes just days after Channel 7 announced it had wrested the rights to broadcast Logies from rival network Channel 9, with the latter having been broadcasting awards annually since 1995.
Seven today announced a “multi-year deal” that will see Australia’s Night of the Night television debut on the network from 2023.
The venue for next year’s TV Week Logies, owned by Are Media, has yet to be confirmed, but Seven West Media managing director and CEO James Warburton said the network has “big, exciting awards plans.”
“The TV Week Logie Awards are more than a TV night of nights; it is a valuable Australian institution and a celebration of Australia’s love of television,” said Mr Warburton.
“We are honored to partner with Are Media to bring Logies to Australia on Channel 7 and 7 Plus. This is just the beginning, but we have big, exciting plans for the awards in 2023 and beyond.”
It’s a major blow for Nine after it recorded dominating ratings for this year’s event in June with 885,000 viewers watching the ceremony.