Ten has announced a slate of new local and international programs coming to the network in 2018.
New Australian content
Bachelor In Paradise
Set in a romantic tropical overseas destination overseas, this new event series hosted by Osher Günsberg features former fan favourites and stand-out characters from previous seasons of The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia – including Keira McGuire, Laurina Fleure, Tara Pavlovic, Apollo Jackson, Michael Turnbull and Davey Lloyd – returning for another chance at romance and love. Bachelor In Paradise is produced by Warner Bros International Television Production Australia.
Blind Date will feature Julia Morris at the helm, with would-be suiters searching for their ideal partners. Each week, one single person will ask three hidden potential suiters three questions to determine which person is very right, or horribly wrong, for them. Expect sparks to fly and love to blossom, as Australia’s singles use sharp conversation and witty banter to find the right date for them. Blind Date is produced by Playmaker.
Street Smart features a gang of astonishingly inept criminals. While they fancy themselves as the next Ocean’s Eleven, their bumbling antics align the group more accurately with the World’s Dumbest Criminals. Starring Tahir Bilgic (Pizza, Swift and Shift Couriers) as gang leader Steve and Rob Shehadie (Housos) as his nemesis Joe the parking officer, Street Smart offers a hilarious and unpredictable trip into the world of disorganised crime in the Australian suburbs. Street Smart is produced by CJZ and has received principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW.
Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures
Sixteen years since he first set fire to a national park, Australia’s most accident-prone outdoorsman is pulling on the khaki shorts once again. According to Russell it was always a question of timing. “I’ve got some free time now that my croc park has been closed, Ten made a decent offer and the court order banning me from coming within 10 metres of a marsupial has finally been lifted. So strap yourself in for another sun-drenched series of outback adventures – All Aussie style.” Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures is produced by Working Dog Productions.
Hughesy, We Have A Problem
Dave Hughes’ brand new show Hughesy, We Have a Problem brings together the biggest names in comedy and entertainment for a truly noble cause: to help the people of Australia get over life’s infuriating problems. Hughesy will take the problems experienced by everyday Australians and turn them into working solutions. From how to handle infidelity to solving who gets to hold the television remote, there is no problem too big, small, funny or difficult for Hughesy and his team of comedians to tackle. Hughesy, We Have a Problem is produced by Screentime.
The Secret Life Of Four Year Olds
The fly-on-the-wall documentary series follows a group of four-year-olds as they meet at pre-school, in the most pivotal year so far in their young lives. Exploring how children make and break friendships, share, stand up for themselves and find their place in a social group, The Secret Life Of Four Year Olds has been embraced by viewers overseas. The Secret Life Of Four Year Olds is produced by Screentime.
Playing For Keeps
From the production company behind The Secret Daughter and Underbelly, Playing For Keeps is a new series about the women behind the men we barrack for on the footy field. As the series unfolds there will be affairs, business opportunities, fashion footnotes, faux pas, mounting credit card bills, groupies, harassment, racism, sexism, the ever-present paparazzi and an absurd amount of fun. It’s a world we’ve read about. Now we’re allowed inside. Playing For Keeps is produced by Screentime.
How To Stay Married
Starring Pete Helliar and Lisa McCune, How To Stay Married goes behind the closed doors of a two-point four family who are stuck in a rut. Greg (Helliar) and Em (McCune) have been married for 12 years, but their relationship is lacking any spark. Life gets complicated when Em goes back to work for the first time since the kids were born, just as Greg is made redundant. The situation complicates further when Greg’s man-child brother, Brad, moves in. How To Stay Married is a Princess Pictures and Pablo Pictures co-production which has received major production funding from Screen Australia.
New overseas content
Based on a book by best-selling author James Patterson, Instinct follows former CIA operative Dr Dylan Reinhart, played by Alan Cumming, who has since built a “normal” life as a professor and writer. Dr Reinhart’s peace is disturbed, however, when he is lured into the drama of his former life by tenacious NYPD detective Lizzie Needham, who engages his expertise to help catch a dangerous serial killer. The much-anticipated US drama also stars Naveen Andrews and Australian actor Bojana Novakovic.
The former star of Bones, David Boreanaz, stars as Jason Hayes, leader of the most elite Navy SEAL team the United States has to offer, as he and his team train, plan and execute high-stake missions across the globe. The noble cause of serving one’s country comes with a cost, as it places strains on the SEALs and their families. SEAL Team also stars Max Thieriot and Jessica Paré.
Mark Feuerstein stars in a family comedy inspired by his own life, playing actor Josh Roberts, a new divorcee forced to move home to New York in order to regroup. The only problem is, his new apartment is sandwiched between his doting but meddlesome parents on one side and his overachieving brother, his wife and their baby on the other. 9JKL also stars David Walton, Elliott Gould and Linda Lavin.