Network Ten is making a serious statement about its commitment to the young and hip from this Sunday, with five new local shows scheduled to launch in less than a fortnight.
The debut of Everybody Dance Now at 7.30pm on Sunday, August 12, signals the start of the roll-out of all new, all-Australian programs with an appeal to the younger market. Hosted by Sarah Murdoch and featuring international stars, Kelly Rowland and Jason Derulo, Everybody Dance Now makes use of the street dance battle concept to refresh dance competition television.
It will be followed by the premiere of Puberty Blues and Class Of … on August 15.
Puberty Blues is an adaptation of Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey’s Australian classic, Puberty Blues. The new series retells the story of two girls, Debbie and Sue, their innocence lost and experience gained against the backdrop of Australia in the late 1970s. Claudia Karvan heads an all Australian star cast.
I Will Survive, the quest to find Australia's tripe threat superstar, debuts on August 22. Twelve male contestants will re-trace the famous bus journey from Priscilla Queen of the Desert across the Australian outback.
To round out the five, Can of Worms returns on August 20 and Don’t Tell The Bride, hosted by Kate Ritchie, begins on August 21.
“We’ve talked this year about the renewal of our creative content. These five new shows, plus the return of Can of Worms, proves we are serious about giving viewers big, bold, noisy, locally-produced programs.
“This is just the start. More all-new, all-Australian shows will appear later this year and we are planning even bigger things for 2013,” Network Ten chief programming officer, David Mott, promised.
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