This Is Your Life


Special event series coming to Seven in 2022

The Seven Network today announced the exciting return of one of Australia’s longest running and most acclaimed television series, This Is Your Life , debuting on Channel 7 and 7plus later this year.

Beloved across Australia for placing the spotlight on some of the nation’s most successful, admired and fascinating characters, This Is Your Life will return as a series of special events produced by ITV Studios Australia.

This Is Your Life celebrates one iconic Australian at a time, offering revealing insights, emotional reunions and never-before-seen footage from their closest colleagues, friends and family, including international names and stellar surprise performers.

Seven’s Director of Network Programming, Angus Ross, said: “ This Is Your Life was an iconic and incredibly successful show for many years. The time feels right for it to return. We can’t wait to bring the format into 2022, engaging both new viewers and the generations of Australians who remember the show fondly and will welcome its return.”

The host of the new version of This Is Your Life will be announced soon.

ITV Studios Australia CEO and Managing Director, David Mott, said: “We are honoured to be producing the return of this nostalgic and warm-hearted format that is so well known to Australian television. It will be a true celebration, along with a few surprises, of our iconic Australians and much-loved personalities, where everyone can come together to enjoy these special event nights on Seven. There has never been a better time to highlight great Australians than right now.”

The format for This Is Your Life is owned by TIYL 2010, LLC whose authorised representative is Ralph Edwards Productions and is distributed by All3Media International.

ITV Studios Australia negotiated the deal with All3Media International after its acquisition of the DRG/Nent library.

Sabrina Duguet, EVP APAC for All3Media International, said: “The appeal of This Is Your Life is timeless and we’re delighted to now represent the Ralph Edwards Production show. The series has focused on the famous and everyday extraordinary people throughout its incarnation, in a refreshingly simple, honest manner to celebrate life and the positive impact lives have on each other. We are thrilled that Seven and ITV Studios Australia will be bringing the show to Australian audiences this year.”

Making its original debut on Seven in 1975, hosted by Mike Willesee, This Is Your Life became one of the most popular and engaging shows on television over its six-year run on the network. It was also hosted by Digby Wolfe and Roger Climpson. The program ran on the Nine Network, on and off, from 1995 to 2011.

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Originally premiering on Seven in 1975 with Mike Willesee, it ran for six years with hosts Digby Wolfe and Roger Climpson.

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Good to see more innovation and creativity at Seven…oh wait.

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Let me guess… Larry will be hosting?

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Why not Mike Munro? He is available.

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I actually like this reboot. There are so many Australian stories that can be told.

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Grant Denyer is free…….

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Seven probably want to distance themselves from the Nine version.
Although I think Nine did have a more recent version with either Eddie McGuire or Karl Stefanovic hosting?

Would be perfect for Mel Doyle. And given its an ITV production amd not strictly 7, it’s possible.

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Sonia Kruger disagrees with this comment.

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She’d be great. And yes you don’t need a network contracted talent to do it.

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There is also value in bringing back quality programs. I, for one, love the format and will be watching.

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I was only thinking the other day it would be good to see it back.

Agree on Mel Doyle, would be perfect for her.

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I’ll fall over myself if the TIYL reboot isn’t hosted by Michael Usher. (Matt Doran an outside possibility.)

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Mel would be great. Anyone noticed the book is a bluey purple and not the iconic red book it has been for many years and hosts?

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If they are wanting to build his profile further it would make sense. But I hope it’s Mel or a female host.
History has been all males for it, I feel some of the stories and emotion would come out better with a female host.

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Given that Mel’s new “landmark television series” premieres on Nine next week, I don’t think either network would want her to front a Seven property.

She’s not contracted to the network.

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Correct she’s only working for ITV regarding Australia Behind Bars. If she’s tied to ITV in that form (like Shaun Micallef) I don’t see why she couldn’t do this.

It’ll probably still be Sonia Kruger again :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Also a solid choice. But I see him sticking with news over primetime specials.