Only 3 chairs? Cutback like The X Factor has been this year?
That was just me asking - no idea how many
Oh I see. Maybe change it to “other chairs” before a troll at newscorp turns into a vicious rumour.
I don’t think Nine has any idea yet anyway.
Still waiting for the TV event of this centrury to be announced by Nine - they usually have one each year
Wait a second. Food Fight isn’t the the event of the century?
###New Series for 2017
Also list as new:
Accidental Heroes sounds like Accidents Make You LOL.
##Returning Series - 2017
The runaway success of The Block in 2016 proves that Australia’s engagement with memorable characters caught in the maelstrom of renovation reality continues unabated. Scott Cam, Shelley Craft and the gang will be back to challenge a fresh batch of Blockheads returns for its 13th series in 2017 that will be bigger and better than ever. Produced by Cavalier.
After another explosive year, The Voice returns with Season 6 in 2017. Australia’s own Delta Goodrem will defend her title as winning Coach, and in 2017 is rejoined by The Voice’s most successful Coach, Seal, who is back to reclaim victory. With more Coach announcements still to be revealed, who else will be turning their red chairs to find Australia’s next great Voice? Produced by ITV Australia.
Love Child, Australia’s much-loved drama, returns to Nine in 2017 for a fourth series, with an impressive cast including Jessica Marais, Mandy McElhinney, Miranda Tapsell, Sophie Hensser, Andy Ryan and Harriet Dyer.
It’s now 1972, the year of Gough Whitlam’s election, free education and immigration. With new faces, a cover-up and a shocking death, the men and women of Love Child will face their greatest challenges yet.
Love Child is produced by Playmaker Media for Nine with the assistance of Screen NSW.
HERE COME THE HABIBS
It’s trouble with an “H” as the Habibs return to Nine in 2017. Comic mayhem engulfs the ritzy (middle) Eastern suburbs as lottery winner Fou Fou Habib and his family resume hostilities with their blueblood neighbours, the O’Neills.
All your favourite characters return for series two of Here Come the Habibs: head of the Habib household Fou Fou (Michael Denkha), his wife Mariam (Camilla Ah Kin), their wannabe entrepreneur son Toufic (Sam Alhaje), social media queen Layla (Kat Hoyos), lovestruck Elias (Tyler De Nawi), plus family hangers-on Jahesh (Rob Shehadie) and Mustafa (Tahir Bilgic). Returning on the other side of the fence are O’Neill matriarch Olivia (Helen Dallimore), her downtrodden husband Jack (Darren Gilshenan) and daughter Madison (Georgia Flood).
Here Come the Habibs is produced by Jungle, in association with Ronde, for Nine with the assistance of Screen Australia and Screen NSW.
The nation has fallen in love with Doctor Doctor, with an average of more than 1.8 million Australians watching each week. This new smash-hit drama series with heart is just what the doctor ordered.
The outstanding cast of Rodger Corser (Hugh), Nicole da Silva (Charlie), Steve Bisley (Jim), Ryan Johnson (Matt), Tina Bursill (Meryl), Hayley McElhinney (Penny), Matt Castley (Ajax), Chloe Bayliss (Hayley), Charles Wu (Ken) and Belinda Bromilow (Betty) will all be back for series two in 2017.
Doctor Doctor is produced by Essential Media & Entertainment for Nine with the assistance of Screen Australia and Screen NSW.
Hugh Sheridan and Delta Goodrem join the all-star cast of Julia Morris, Gary Sweet, Firass Dirani, Rhys Muldoon, Natalie Saleeba, Louise Siversen and Jane Allsop for series five of House Husbands.
In this series the gang pick up one year later and the winds of change are blowing through Nepean South. The kids might be growing up fast, but our favourite dads still have a lot to learn when House Husbands returns.
House Husbands is produced by Playmaker Media for the Nine with the assistance of Film Victoria.
THE FOOTY SHOW
The NRL and AFL editions of The Footy Show return for their 24th seasons in 2017, with all the latest-breaking stories and loads of fun from the world of footy. Each week our hosts are joined by some of the biggest names in the game as they provide expert analysis on all the weekend’s matches. Also returning are The Sunday Footy Show and Footy Classified.
20 TO ONE
Leading 20 to One’s latest assault on pop culture are new hosts Erin Molan and Dave Thornton. They’ll be diving into the wonderful world of online viral megastars, and incredible commercials from around the world.
A new series of RBT will go behind the frontline in 2017. From major roadside drink-driving operations to high-speed pursuits, RBT captures all the drama and danger that police in Australia face every day in their relentless campaign against drink and drug driving.
Getaway, Australia’s longest running and most popular holiday and travel television program, will continue to take you around the globe in 2017 uncovering the most beautiful places and tasting the most delicious food– and you don’t even have to leave your living room.
MILLIONAIRE HOT SEAT
Millionaire Hot Seat returns with Eddie McGuire at the helm for its ninth year in 2017. A regular week night feature on Australia’s television screens, Millionaire Hot Seat continues to make dreams come true, giving away more than $38 million in prizemoney to over 9000 Australians since the series began.
Postcards is back for its 19th season in 2017, discovering all of Victoria’s best lifestyle and travel destinations to impress daytrippers and holidaymakers alike.
MATT AND KIM TO THE RESCUE
In 2017, Matt and Kim will continue to embark on amazing renovations which transform the lives of deserving Aussie families in Matt and Kim to the Rescue.
When news breaks, people turn to Nine News – the most trusted source of news in Australia. We have the most experienced presenters, bringing viewers the most relevant and credible news coverage in the nation.
Australia’s number one weekly public affairs program has been informing and entertaining viewers on Sunday nights since 1979. In 2017, 60 Minutes returns for its 39th series.
A CURRENT AFFAIR
Tracy Grimshaw returns as host of the program that has become an institution. A Current Affair listens to its viewers and tells the stories that matter most to the people of Australia. A Current Affair goes into battle for the underdog and gets results for people that make a meaningful difference to their lives. It aims to provide news and information that is useful in the day-to-day lives of ordinary Aussies.
TODAY, Australia’s most popular breakfast show, will also return in 2017. Hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson, along with Entertainment Editor Richard Wilkins, News presenter Sylvia Jeffreys, Sports presenter Tim Gilbert, Weather presenter Steve Jacobs and Finance Editor Ross Greenwood, will bring you all the latest in news, current affairs, sport, politics, entertainment, fashion, health and lifestyle from Australia and around the world.
The team’s We Love Australia trips will also return – taking viewers on more wild and crazy adventures, with more cash giveaways and exclusive interviews. 2016 was a big year for TODAY, but the gang have plans to make 2017 absolutely enormous.
Sonia Kruger and David Campbell will return to our screens for Today Extra in 2017 and continue to bring the latest in news, current affairs, fashion and celebrity gossip into lounge rooms across Australia throughout their morning.
Australians will continue to start their weekend on a high, joining Deb Knight, Peter Stefanovic, Natalia Cooper and Jayne Azzopardi for Weekend Today as they continue to deliver all the latest in news, current affairs, sport, politics, entertainment, fashion, health and lifestyle from Australia and around the world.
THE TV WEEK LOGIE AWARDS
In 2017, the TV Week Logie Awards will be in their 59th year, recognising excellence on Australian television throughout 2016. Channel Nine broadcasts the awards that are presented annually to honour individuals and programs for their outstanding achievement to Australian television.
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
The magical Christmas Eve tradition of Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight will return for its 80th year in 2017, with a spectacle that promises to be as captivating as ever from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY
A host of familiar faces will get together again to show you how to make the holidays extra special when Channel Nine presents Christmas with The Australian Women’s Weekly.
ACADEMY AWARDS 2017
Nine will again be home to the Oscars when the 89th Academy Awards honour the best films of 2016.
##WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS
Wide World of Sports will be back in 2017, giving viewers the best seat in the house for all their favourite sports. The most outstanding sports department in the world will lead the way through great innovations, expert commentary, unprecedented access and the closest pictures – all LIVE and FREE.
Nine has been the home of cricket in Australia for the past 40 years, bringing sports fans all the action of international Test series, One-Dayers and T20s. In 2017, Nine’s cricket broadcast and second-screen experience will take viewers to a new dimension of sports watching – engaging them in every wicket, every ball, every moment. Pitch Scan is the latest world-first innovation in the grand tradition of Wide World of Sports broadcast developments that have included Snicko, HotSpot, Ball Tracker and the Speed Gun.
In addition to a world-class broadcast, cricket fans will be able to watch every ball of Nine’s coverage on their phone, tablet or PC with the Cricket Australia LIVE Pass streaming subscription. The website www.cricket.com.au will carry full highlights of every day’s play so fans don’t miss a moment of the action. Watching Australia’s favourite national sport has never been so good.
In what other sport can you witness gladiator-style action, excitement and passion than rugby league? Nine’s commentary team is the best in the business, with Australia’s legends of the game giving footy fans the inside scoop on players and coaches with their expert analysis and insights. New cameras, angles and access will also put Nine at the forefront of NRL broadcast innovation.
Nine is also home to one of the greatest events on the Australian sporting calendar – the Holden State of Origin Series. Three games of State v State, Mate v Mate. Passion, rivalry, hatred and birthrights all come together in an explosive concoction.
In 2017, 9GEM is the new home of netball and Saturday night is the place to watch it. From February through until June, Wide World of Sports will broadcast two games of the new-look national league, Suncorp Super Netball, in prime time on Saturday night. Our world champion Diamonds will then take centre stage in August against New Zealand, England and South Africa in the Quad Series and back up against New Zealand to defend their Constellation Cup title. All international matches will be live, free and exclusive on 9GEM.
The netball season wraps up with a walk on the wild side with the Fast5 World Series – the top six countries in the world competing in the fast-paced, spectacular five-a-side version of the game, with every minute exclusively live and free on 9GEM.
Football fans are also the big winners with Nine now the home of the Socceroos – broadcasting all their 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier matches in 2017.
Sunday morning’s Wide World of Sports program is an institution in Australian television, celebrating 36 years on air in 2017. Returning to Nine in February, the popular show will again bring sports fans interviews with the world’s biggest sporting names and the world’s best sporting vision.
PLANET EARTH II
A decade ago, Planet Earth redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth. In one of the most ambitious landmark series, Planet Earth II allows us to experience the world from the viewpoint of the animals themselves. Presented by Sir David Attenborough, Planet Earth II was the most watched natural history programme in the UK for more than 15 years.
Lethal Weapon reboots the classic hit movie franchise following classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles.
CHICAGO JUSTICE AND CHICAGO MEDICAL
Chicago Justice is a captivating legal procedural following a committed team of prosecutors and investigators tackling high-profile cases.
Chicago Medical takes us on an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors, nurses and staff who hold it together.
THE BIG BANG THEORY
The Big Bang Theory continues to be the hottest international comedy on Australian television and Nine brings viewers all NEW episodes in 2017.
BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT
Britain’s Got Talent is back in 2017 with more exhilarating performances from contestants who promise to entertain, inspire and capture the hearts of viewers from around the world.
IMO, 60 Minutes and Today Extra should’ve been axed!
Not much there that we didn’t already know. I think it’s a wise move to bring back a crime series -Chopper has potential to be a ratings winner. I think that Nine, arguably, has the best slate of dramas in 2017 of the commercial networks. (Ten clearly has the worst).
No mention of The Verdict (thankfully).
I was just about to ask about this. Any chance of it still airing this year
Have to say I am not a nine fan but they have the best upfronts of all networks this year
Family food fight sounds interesting and underbelly chopper will be a hit…this will pull them well clear of ten and give a serious challenge to seven who didn’t present anything to be excited about!!!
Interesting they have the Chicago series of procedurals. Chicago Fire airs on fox 8.
Universal sells these shows so no longer having the output deal with seven. Must sell shows on a show by show basis.
Liking underbelly returning. Everything else seems very derivative and boring.
After all these upfronts… not much to watch on free to air these days.
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Nine’s Sonia Kruger will return as host of The Voice in 2017
[/quote] Wouldn’t surprise me, if they re-employed her to avoid bad PR. Probably going to announce a co-host.
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Leading 20 to One’s latest assault on pop culture are new hosts Erin Molan and Dave Thornton.
[/quote] Who? This is going to be worse than this season’s.
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Millionaire Hot Seat returns with Eddie McGuire at the helm for its ninth year in 2017.
[/quote] Hopefully they revitalise the format, extend the show or do something. Hot Seat had a shocking year.
Today Extra was the worst performing out of the Today brand this year. New host, new format, new show please Nine.