- The biggest TV brands in the world
- New and returning hit tentpole shows
- My Kitchen Rules and Apartment Rules join The Voice, Big Brother and more
- The best and biggest sport on TV
- XXII Commonwealth Games and Olympic Winter Games Beijing
- #1 news and public affairs line-up
- #1 local drama, #1 breakfast TV show, #1 game show
Australia’s #1 television and BVOD network today announced a powerful content line-up for 2022, including the best and biggest news, sport and entertainment brands on TV.
After reclaiming the ratings crown in 2021, next year the Seven Network will deliver the strongest line-up on TV with the two biggest sporting events in the world, Australia’s #1 TV news and public affairs portfolio, the #1 winter sport, the #1 regular series of 2021, the #1 local drama and much, much more.
The winning content slate was revealed at Seven’s 2022 Upfront presentation today.
Seven West Media Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, James Warburton, said: “Two years after we announced our new content strategy, including a clear focus on reaching younger viewers, we are currently back at #1 and that is where we are going to stay.
“With the best sport, news and entertainment on Australian TV, including some of the biggest TV brands in the world, Seven will win the 2021 calendar year in 25 to 54s, 16 to 39s, under 50s and total people. We are also #1 across the survey year, even excluding the incredible results we achieved with the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
“Our 7plus platform is #1 and smashed streaming records with its innovative coverage of Tokyo 2020,” he said.
“This year on Seven and 7plus, The Voice [Australia’s #1 regular series of 2021], Dancing With The Stars: All Stars and Big Brother VIP joined our stable of hit tentpole entertainment shows, plus 7NEWS , Sunrise , Home and Away , Better Homes and Gardens and the most popular sports on TV.
“Next year, we are committing an additional $30 million to $40 million to new local productions and we will have 52 weeks of proven content.
“That content will include a stellar collection of returning shows, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing , the XXII Commonwealth Games , the AFL , the Supercars Championship including the Bathurst 1000, significantly more horse racing, and over a dozen new local and international shows for Channel 7, with more for 7mate. It’s an incredible and unbeatable line-up,” Mr Warburton said.
“As Australia re-opens, businesses and consumers are ready to kick start their lives. Seven’s impressive first quarter 2022 content, including the Olympic Winter Games Beijing , and our Kick Start 2022 packages will give our clients a real competitive edge and a strong share of voice.”
The most successful cooking show ever on Australian TV is set to return in 2022, with all new judges (to be announced soon), a new batch of eager contestants, and all the fun and food that made it a huge hit for so many years. Australia’s favourite food show will go back to the original recipe and back into the contestants’ kitchens, with state competing against state.
In a global television first, the world’s biggest singing competition – and Australia’s #1 regular series of 2021 – invites singers and musicians from different generations to perform together in The Voice arena. Australia’s most talented singers will be vying for Voice glory under the watchful eye of host Sonia Kruger and superstar coaches: Keith Urban, Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy. The Voice: Generations is an ITV Studios Australia production for the Seven Network.
After a false start this year (thanks COVID), AGT will be back on Seven and 7plus in 2022. In a world first, Aussie acts will take on some of the best Got Talent champions from around the globe and deliver all the spectacular, surprising and must-see moments Australian families love. Ricki-Lee Coulter returns as host, along with an all-star judging panel. AGT is a Fremantle Australia production for the Seven Network.
The television icon returns to our screens after a 12-year hiatus, travelling around the country to find the next music superstars. The show that gave us Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Shannon Noll, Anthony Callea, Casey Donovan, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Matt Corby and many more will be back, bigger and better than ever. Australian Idol is a Fremantle Australia and Eureka Productions co-production for the Seven Network.
The mega-hit that was House Rules will be reborn and reimagined in an innovative twist to the format. Set in one of Australia’s biggest cities, the new series will take renovation to a whole new level. Stay tuned for more details in 2022.
The disappearance of young women launches a 25-year investigation by the police and one tenacious journalist, all in dogged determination to seek justice. From the creatives behind Seven’s compelling drama Catching Milat , this four-hour investigative mini-series is a Screentime (a Banijay Group company) production for the Seven Network, with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Seven, with finance from Screen NSW.
Featuring some of the most gripping, heart-stopping, tense and nerve-racking police investigations, stings and taskforce operations in Australia, this new series provides an “all-access pass” into the real crime busts using footage shot by the police themselves. Every episode will showcase the meticulous planning, investigation and the incredible footage of police raids. Strike Force is a WTFN production for the Seven Network.
For the first time, the stories of some of the most horrific events that are burned into Australia’s memory are told in forensic detail by the brave first responders who were first on scene. Each episode breaks down the weeks, the days, the hours, the moments and seconds leading to the event that made news headlines around the country. Code 1: Minute by Minute is a WTFN production for the Seven Network.
The American reboot of the iconic 1970s series takes place at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although they rarely turn out as expected. Delving into the “what if” questions that keep us awake at night – both big and small – each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who arrive with dreams and desires and depart enlightened and transformed.
Seven’s long and successful relationship with ITV in the UK will deliver three big new shows in 2022: Harry Palmer: The Ipcress File , the TV series version of the classic Len Deighton novel starring Joe Cole ( Peaky Blinders ), Lucy Boynton ( Bohemian Rhapsody ) and Tom Hollander ( The Night Manager ); the legal drama Showtrial with Tracy Ifeachor ( The Originals ) and Celine Buckens ( Free Rein ); and the innovative and awe-inspiring natural history series A Year On Planet Earth .