TV Shows on Network Ten in 2021
Network Ten have announced their slate of shows for 2021 and there’s a very notable absence — Bachelor in Paradise will not be airing next year.
“Get set for more love stories, luxurious dates, and alpaca cameos when we return with The Bachelor and The Bachelorette Australia in 2021,” returning host Osher Günsberg said. “I’m thrilled to be dusting off the suits for another season, and I’m as excited as you are to meet our brand-new Bachelor and Bachelorette.”
Other Network Ten reality TV mainstays are also due to return, including The Masked Singer, hosted by Osher, and Australian Survivor, hosted by Jonathan LaPaglia. But don’t expect another All Stars season.
Self-isolation comfort food MasterChef will be back just after Easter, with the three 2020 judges, Melissa Leong, Jock Zonfrillo and Andy Allen, returning and a new set of extraordinary amateur chefs. It’s not Back to Win this year! Sadly, Junior MasterChef has not been confirmed as part of the 2021 lineup.
“What a year. With it, a whole new realisation of what’s really important, and perhaps some respite from the troubles of the world from time to time, in the form of entertainment,” Melissa said. “I am thrilled to continue this inspiring MasterChef journey with Jock and Andy, and to bring another season of this magical show to life.”
I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! will be the first to return on January 3, with hosts Julia Morris and Dr. Chris Brown travelling with the competing celebrities into the Australian bush. As previously reported, The Amazing Race will also be restricted to a trip across our own continent. While the series was originally expected to premiere this year, it’s been pushed back to early 2021, with host Beau Ryan remaining at the helm.
The network is also introducing three brand new shows to its suite. The Wrong Girl star Rob Collins presents The First Inventors, a co-commission with NITV, which seeks to educate people about the First Nations communities who developed sophisticated stone tools, art, agriculture, irrigation and more between 70,000 and 120,000 years ago.
The Australian iteration of Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s lifestyle series Making It, which airs on Foxtel’s LifeStyle and Binge, will debut on Network Ten, showcasing Australian ‘makers’ and their artistic gifts. The last new addition to Network Ten’s lineup is The Dog House Australia, a reality series set inside a rescue centre which sees fur-gotten dogs find new owners.
Returning Network Ten dramas include the second season of Five Bedrooms, starring Kat Stewart and Stephen Peacocke, about an unconventional house-sharing arrangement, and Peter Helliar and Lisa McCune vehicle How to Stay Married, about well, just that. And don’t forget, soapie Neighbours on 10 Peach.
News and panel shows like The Project, Studio 10, The Living Room, Gogglebox, Hughesy, We Have a Problem and Have You Been Paying Attention? are all coming back for 2021, plus factual programs like Todd Sampson’s Body Hack, Bondi Rescue, Ambulance Australia and Territory Cops.
And on the international front, The Gilded Age, a drama about 19th century New York from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes premieres, starring Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon. It’ll be joined by other favourites like NCIS, Bull, FBI: Most Wanted and Jamie Oliver.
OK, now we can breathe out. We’re super keen for all our old favourites again next year!