Seven really need to step up their game next year with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, using this as a launch-pad for some new formats. There are some hidden gems out there that would perform well in the Australian market. I have removed sixteen programs from the schedule, and replaced them with six new shows. Quality over quantity.
18.00 Seven News, 19.00 Home and Away, 22.00 The Latest
February-April: My Kitchen Rules (Sun-Wed)
May-July: House Rules (Sun-Wed)
July-August: Tokyo 2020
August-September: Sorry About That (Sun), The Masked Singer (Mon-Tues), Little Big Shots (Wed)
October: Instant Hotel (Sun-Wed)
November: Zumbo’s Just Desserts (Sun-Wed)
February-April: Sunday Night (Sun), Ex on the Beach (Mon-Wed)
May-July: Sunday Night (Sun), First Dates (Mon), Between Two Worlds (Tues), Interview (Wed)
July-August: Tokyo 2020
August-September: Sunday Night (Sun), The Castle/Frontline (Mon), Secret Bridesmaids’ Business (Tues), 60 Minute Makeover (Wed)
October-November: Sunday Night (Sun), The Castle/Frontline (Mon), Wanted (Tues), 60 Minute Makeover (Wed)
Thursday: 19.00 Home and Away (double episodes), 20.00 A Country Practice
Friday: 19.00 AFL (Better Homes and Gardens on 7Two)
Saturday: 19.00 AFL
Following the My Kitchen Rules final on Sunday in week 13, The Full Monty will premiere on Monday followed by Ladies’ Night on Tuesday. House Rules starts the Sunday of week 14. Following the House Rules final on Sunday in week 24, Tokyo 2020: Greatest Olympic Moments will air Monday to Thursday in the lead-up to Tokyo 2020 on July 24.
Ex on the Beach - Eight single men and women enjoy a summer holiday at the beach, looking for love. What will happen when their exes will come up? Some will be looking for revenge, others for a second chance.
Sorry About That - Based on the award-winning Flemish television show Sorry voor alles, an unsuspecting member of the public is followed by hidden cameras over 30 days. After a month of extraordinary and bizarre experiences set up by family, friends and colleagues, they will walk into a TV studio where it is revealed that almost everything that happened during the last month was a setup. They will then participate in a quiz based on the events, with the opportunity of winning prizes. Presented by Julia Zemiro.
The Masked Singer - Each week, eight celebrities hidden behind elaborate masks will compete head-to-head in the ultimate singing contest. No-one will know just who is performing, it could be an ARIA award-winning artist or a washed-up footy star with a hidden talent for performing. Which celebrity will rise to the top? Hosted by Sam Hammington with celebrity judges Lawrence Leung, Dami Im and Dannii Minogue.
60 Minute Makeover - Join Tara Dennis and her team of designers as they attempt to redecorate and makeover a number of rooms in just 60 minutes. Can the team completely remodel a home before the home owner returns home?
A Country Practice - The revival of the classic soap opera, A Country Practice follows the workings of a small hospital in the fictional New South Wales rural country town of Wandin Valley.
Frontline - A revival of the original 1994 series, it follows the fortunes of a fictional current affairs show, Frontline. Gain an insight into the machinations of the ruthless producers, self-obsessed airhead host, and the ambitious, cynical reporters, all of whom resort to any sort of underhanded trick to get ratings and maintain their status.
The Castle - The Kerrigan home, in the outer Melbourne blue-collar suburb of Coolaroo, is filled with love as well as pride in their modest lifestyle, but their happiness is threatened when developers attempt the compulsory acquisition of their house to expand the neighbouring airport. Fall in love all over again with Darryl Kerrigan and his family. It’s not a house. It’s a home. Based on the 1997 film.
Cancelled: All Together Now, Australian Gangster, Australian Spartan, Australia’s Got Talent, Bride & Prejudice, Extreme Weddings, Ms Fisher’s Modern Mysteries, Orange is the New Brown, Take Me Out, The Blake Mysteries, The Proposal, The Super Switch, Today Tonight, Undercurrent, Wife Swap, Yummy Mummies.