Nine renews ‘Doctor Doctor,’ ‘Australian Ninja Warrior,’ ‘Married at First Sight’
Hayley McElhinney and Rodger Corser in ‘Doctor Doctor.’
A fourth season of Easy Tiger Productions’ Doctor Doctor, the third series of Endemol Shine Australia’s Australian Ninja Warrior and the sixth edition of ESA’s Married at First Sight will screen on the Nine Network next year.
Among other shows highlighted at the network’s Upfronts in Sydney were the perennially popular The Block, season 8 of ITV Studio Australia’s The Voice and the second editions of WTFN Entertainment’s Paramedics and Nine’s This Time Next Year.
Also renewed are ITV’s Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation, Nine’s 20 to One, Travel Guides and Australian Crime Stories, and Screentime’s RBT.
Meanwhile ITV Studios Australia’s Love Island Australia will move from 9Go! to Nine as host Sophie Monk introduces 10 singletons who will play the ultimate game of love and lust.
That’s in addition to a raft of new shows unveiled today: see separate story.
After serving out his probation and saving the family farm, life goes disastrously wrong for Dr Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser) in Doctor Doctor. The ensemble cast includes Nicole da Silva, Ryan Johnson, Tina Bursill, Hayley McElhinney and Matt Castley.
Again hosted by Rebecca Maddern, Ben Fordham and Freddie Flintoff, Australian Ninja Warrior moves to a new supersized course in Spotswood alongside the Scienceworks museum in Melbourne. The competitor who goes the furthest and fastest will be declared the winner of the $100,000 prize. Climb Mount Midoriyama and the prize jackpots to $300,000 with the crown of Australia’s First Ninja Warrior.
‘Australian Ninja Warrior.’
In Married at First Sight, relationship psychologist John Aiken, neuro-psychotherapist Trisha Stratford and dating expert and psychologist Mel Schilling will pair 20 singles from across the country, using a mix of neuroscience and psychology, with the aim to create 10 perfect matches.
In The Block, a Nine production in conjunction with Cavalier Television, contestants will take on The Olso in St Kilda; a Victorian gem built from gold rush cash in 1859, now an $18 a night hotel. Scott Cam returns with co-host Shelley Craft, judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer, foreman Keith Schleiger and his right-hand man Dan Reilly.
The Voice Australia will see the return of superstar coaches Kelly Rowland, Boy George and Delta Goodrem, joined by an internationally renowned fourth coach to be announced soon, as they discover the next wave of Australia’s most talented artists.
Narrated by Samuel Johnson, Paramedics will provide more insights into the daily lives of emergency service workers, captured from up to 60 cameras rigged in ambulances, helicopters and on motorbikes.
In This Time Next Year a new group of everyday Australians will try to achieve monumental personal goals over the course of 12 months, hosted by Karl Stefanovic.
Led by host Shaun Micallef, captains Andy Lee, Robyn Butler and Laurence Boxhall team up with a trio of celebrity guests to put their credibility on the line in Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation.
Comedian Nick Cody joins Erin Molan at the helm of 20 to One as the countdown features local and international celebrities including Charlie Sheen, Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Carr, Sharon Osbourne, Mel B and Jane Fonda.
Narrated by Denise Scott, each episode of Travel Guides will see five different groups become travel critics as they embark on the same week-long holiday – sampling the food, the accommodation and taking in the sights.
Australian Crime Stories examines some of the nation’s most captivating, controversial and mystifying crimes, created and written by Adam Shand and Bryan Cockerill.
The 12th season of RBT goes behind the lines of the South Australian police force’s random breath testing operations for the first time.