Ten's Huge 2018 Line Up Announced

Published: 09 November 2017

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With new shows, returning favourites, and an expanding digital presence, things are getting bigger and better at Ten

Network Ten today announced its plans for 2018, with an exciting line-up of new and returning local programs, international series, and a brand new website.

New Aussie shows include the highly anticipated event series Bachelor In Paradise, the scripted series Street Smart, Hughesy We Have a Problem, Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures, How To Stay Married and the new local drama series Playing For Keeps.

Fly-on-the-wall series The Secret Life Of Four Year Olds promises to be compelling, and a new version of the iconic dating show Blind Date, hosted by Julia Morris, will provide ample entertainment.

For the first time on Australian television, several pilots of local shows from different genres will go to air in one week. Full details of “pilot week” will be announced in 2018.

Favourite Ten shows that will be returning next year include MasterChef Australia, the KFC Big Bash League and the Rebel Women’s Big Bash League, The Bachelor Australia, The Bachelorette Australia, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! and Australian Survivor – Champions v Contenders.

Also returning are Gogglebox Australia, Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Project, Family Feud, The Living Room, Shark Tank, CRAM, Todd Sampson’s Body Hack 2.0, Neighbours, Bondi Rescue, Studio 10 and many more.

From overseas, Network Ten has some of the biggest new shows including the upcoming crime series Instinct starring Alan Cumming, SEAL Team starring David Boreanaz and 9JKL.

Wisdom Of The Crowd, the ever-popular NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans and NCIS: Los Angeles, Bull starring Michael Weatherly, Madam Secretary, The Graham Norton Show and new series from British food genius Jamie Oliver will all be returning to Australian screens.

Tens online catch-up and streaming site tenplay has continued to go from strength to strength and in 2018, this digital presence will grow with the introduction of ten daily – a standalone, mobile-optimised lifestyle and entertainment website full of short-form video content.

On the big year ahead, Network Ten Chief Executive Officer, Paul Anderson had this to say:

“We are now in the final stages of being acquired by CBS Corporation. This is a game changer for Ten and we believe a significant positive for the Australian media industry.

“CBS is a global entertainment giant… Making and acquiring great content is their mission, and it is our mission as well. Broadcasting that great content across multiple platforms with leading edge technology in an ever-changing environment is crucial and what better way for us to take on that challenge than by being part of the global media powerhouse that is CBS.”

For a full list of the shows coming to TEN in 2018, see below.

New Local Content In 2018

Bachelor In Paradise
Set in a romantic tropical overseas destination, this exciting new event series features 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.

Blind Date
Fresh, funny and full of surprises, Blind Date – the original and most enduring, endearing and entertaining dating format – is a show for the whole family to enjoy. With comedy superstar Julia Morris at the helm, would-be suiters searching for their ideal partners, comedy and compatibility will go hand-in-hand.

Street Smart
A hilarious and unpredictable trip into the world of disorganised crime in the Australian suburbs, Street Smart features a gang of astonishingly inept criminals who fancy themselves as the next Ocean’s Eleven. Starring Tahir Bilgic (Pizza, Swift and Shift Couriers) as gang leader Steve and Rob Shehadie (Housos) as his nemesis Joe the parking officer.

Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures
Looks like it is finally time to hit the road again with Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures returning to Network Ten in 2018. Yes, 16 years since he first set fire to a national park, Australia’s most accident-prone outdoorsman is pulling on the khaki shorts once again.

Hughesy, We Have A Problem
Dave Hughes brings together the biggest names in comedy and entertainment to help the people of Australia get over life’s infuriating problems. 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.

The Secret Life Of Four Year Olds
This hugely engaging and fascinating fly-on-the-wall documentary series follows a group of four-year-olds as they meet at pre-school. Funny, cheeky, overwhelmingly honest, it explores how children make and break friendships, share, stand up for themselves and find their place in a social group.

Playing For Keeps
From the production company behind The Secret Daughter and Underbelly, Playing For Keeps is an exciting new series about the women behind the men we barrack for on the footy field. Affairs, business opportunities, fashion, groupies, harassment, racism, sexism, and an absurd amount of fun, it’s a world we’ve read about. Now we’re allowed inside.

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.

Returning Local Content In 2018

MasterChef Australia
George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston are back for a 10th season, along with mentor Shannon Bennett and a line-up of guest chefs that includes Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
Julia Morris and Chris Brown will return to preside over the adventures and antics of another collection of wild and wonderful celebrities in the South African jungle.

The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia
A brand new Bachelor and Bachelorette will be embarking on their journeys to find love and romance, with a little help from host Osher Gunsberg.

Australian Survivor

Jonathan LaPaglia will host a new group of castaways in the new season, Champions v Contenders, which will see champions from fields such as sport, entertainment and all walks of public life take on everyday Australians in the ultimate game of survival.

The Project
In its 10th season The Project is set for a massive 2018 with Lisa Wilkinson joining the stellar hosting team of the award-winning show.

Have You Been Paying Attention?

Tom Gleisner, Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang all return, bringing together the funniest people with the sharpest wit for an hour of stellar entertainment every week.

Gogglebox Australia

After posting record audience numbers in 2017, Australia’s most genuine and frank television critics will be returning for another season.

Todd Sampson’s Body Hack 2.0

He pushed his body to the extreme in the ground-breaking first series and now Todd Sampson is ready to go even harder come 2018.

Shark Tank
Steve Baxter, Janine Allis, Andrew Banks, Naomi Simson and Glen Richards plus host Sarah Harris are returning in 2018 to help a new batch of Aussie entrepreneurs turn their ideas and inventions into successful businesses.

Family Feud and All Star Family Feud
Grant Denyer returns for a new seasons of his much-loved game shows.

The Living Room
Firm friends on and off-screen, Amanda Keller, Barry Du Bois, Chris Brown and Miguel Maestre return for the seventh season of the TV Week Logie Award-winning lifestyle show.

Bondi Rescue
The lifeguards’ second-to-none life-saving skills and larrikin attitude will continue to capture our attention come 2018.

New Overseas Content In 2018

Based on a book by best-selling author James Patterson, Instinct follows former CIA operative Dr Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming) as he’s lured into the drama of his former life by tenacious NYPD detective Lizzie Needham.

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.

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.

Returning Overseas Content In 2018

Ten’s 2018 line-up includes the best content from overseas, including one of the most-watched television series in the world – NCIS – plus NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Madam Secretary, Bull and Wisdom Of The Crowd.

From the UK comes The Graham Norton Show and new series and specials from Sir David Attenborough and Jamie Oliver.

Sport In 2018

The KFC Big Bash League and Rebel Women’s Big Bash League are just the start of Ten’s sport line-up for 2018.

Australian Formula One Grand Prix, the best MotoGP races, the hit magazine show RPM and the biggest Supercars Championship events, including the Supercars Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will be broadcast live and free.

In 2018, Network Ten will broadcast the Hyundai A-League, with the best game of the week – the Harvey Norman Saturday Night Football Hyundai A-League match – given a consistent timeslot and free-to-air television home on ONE.

Network Ten will also broadcast all of the finals, as well as the Caltex Socceroos matches after the completion of the World Cup Qualifiers.

Rugby fans are in for a massive year in 2018, with Network Ten presenting the three Test matches against the Irish in the June Test Series; all of the Wallabies’ matches in the Rugby Championship; and a third Test match against New Zealand as part of the Bledilsoe Cup. 

ELEVEN And ONE In 2018

With brand new Countdown to Murder, Vanity Fair Confidential, Forensics and Homicide: Hours to Kill, ONE is the multi-channel destination for gripping real-life crime stories.

Successful factual series such as Car Crash Global and Rocky Mountain Railroad  are back, along with dramas Scorpion, MacGyver and NCIS, plus a host of Sir David Attenborough specials.

Australia’s longest-running serial drama, Neighbours, continues to kick start ELEVEN’s early evenings followed by classic comedies including the iconic sitcom Will & Grace.

A selection of new and hilarious stand-up comedy shows and a brand new series of Australia’s premier music show, The Loop, are coming to ELEVEN in 2018, along with favourites including Supernatural, Frasier, Rules of Engagement, Everybody Loves Raymond, Sex and the City, contemporary family, comedy and romantic movies, and the show that introduced the social phenomenon of carpool karaoke, The Late Late Show With James Corden.