Friday, April 19, 2024

Channel 7 unveils stacked 2023 TV lineup


What can we say, we are impressed with the list of new and returning series that Channel 7 has shared with New Idea for 2023!

Read on to learn what you should expect as you get ready for some couch-bound binge-watching of the highest calibre!

A second season of the popular drama RFDS will return to regular television in 2023. Production is scheduled to start early next year, and scriptwriting is already under progress.

Sonia Kruger, who announced the new season, promised “more action, more thrills, and heartstopping action” as the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service’s modern heroes navigated their “turbulent” domestic lives in between attending life-threatening crises. Yikes!


Australia’s Big Brother

Filming is already under place for the early 2023 return of the global hit, which will include a radically altered format akin to a dating show. More information about this one is available here.

The upcoming season, according to programme host Sonia Kruger, will be “something Australians won’t be able to take their eyes off.”

Kim and Kath


Although it has been a while since our favourite foxy girls have graced our screens, viewers across the nation will be treated to a two-part anniversary special later this year to honour the 20th anniversary of what is arguably Australia’s most well-liked programme.

Nothing embodies the heartland more than Kath and Kim, and we can’t wait to get back to Fountain Lakes.

Magda Szubanski recently gave fans a sneak peek at what the next special will entail. You can read more about that one here.

I Heart My Kitchen


The popular cooking programme will return, but with a twist, and the ultimate state-by-state cook-off will feature well-known social media chefs. Manu Fieldel, Curtis Stone, and Colin Fassnidge, three renowned chefs and seasoned television veterans, are anticipated to return.

Australia SAS

The recruits this year will go places that no highly compensated individuals have gone before drum roll please.

The upcoming season of SAS Australia is expected to be the most challenging one yet for its celebrity recruits, who will undergo a testing selection process in the Middle East for the first time in the show’s history.

Controversial Ant Middleton, the chief instructor, will also be making a comeback, much to the chagrin of the recruits and the amusement of spectators at home.

A Farmer Seeking A Wife


Farmer Wants a Wife will have a brand-new season, with Natalie Gruzlewski serving as the host once more. Nat is anticipated to visit the biggest success stories (and your favourite couples) from the show in recent years, so viewers are in for a treat.

The Sing-Off

In addition, The Voice Australia will return in 2023 with a shocking new INTERNATIONAL juggernaut coach to take the place of leaving judge Keith Urban. Along with Rita Ora, aka the new Mrs. Taika Waititi, and fellow Australian Idol alumni Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy, the new judge will join the panel.

The Daily Mail cites sources who claim that artists including Alicia Keys, Bebe Rexha, Gwen Stefani, and Christina Aguilera are among the candidates.

Brand-new Australian Idol

Australian Idol has been given a new lease on life with a whole new season due to broadcast (again) in 2023, which is a significant victory for the network.

Radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands, superstar Harry Connick Jr., “All About That Bass” singer Megan Trainor, and ARIA Award–winning musician Amy Shark have all been announced to join the judging panel for the star-making series, which ran from 2003 to 2009.

Marcia Hines, the show’s first host, will also serve as a guest judge and provide her experience to the panel.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Seven West Media James Warburton stated during the Channel 7 upfronts event earlier this week that it “simply felt right” to bring the show back, in what he is confident will “strike a chord” with viewers.

Millionaire’s Isle

introducing the programme where a friend is literally worth a fortune. 100 regular Australians will be sent to a secluded area where they will only have one another for assistance. This pre-recorded reality show, hosted by Ant Middleton of SAS Australia, is expected to be popular with viewers, especially those who enjoy Network 10’s Survivor.

The targets for the contestants will be a physical target in the shape of a bracelet on their wrists and a metaphorical target on their backs. When a competitor is eliminated, they are required to give up their wristband.

100 contestants would compete for wristbands over the course of five weeks on this island, Middleton told The Morning Show. “They start off with a $10,000 wristband on and then they accrue them over time by winning [and also] losing them… through challenges,” she said.

But they have the option of leaving at any time. Who should I deliver my wristband to if I decide to leave after the five weeks are up? There could be three of them. Even if I’m worth $30,000, I might offer them to [one participant].

Your life, this is it

We are excited for the return of the well-liked documentary and reality series with two brand-new episodes featuring Tina Area and Rebecca Gibney as special guests!

Puff Up

This new show will “blow your mind” and is expected to be a major family favourite (literally).

The nation’s top balloon artists, decorators, and twisters will compete in Blow Up Australia, which is hosted by renowned actors Stephen Curry and Becky Lucas, along with resident balloon expert Chris Adamo and a number of celebrity guest judges, to transform ordinary balloons into extraordinary works of art.

Co-host Stephen Curry remarked, “Blow Up Australia is a celebration of artistry, skill, design, and unrestrained imagination.

I’m so very thrilled to be starting this crazy trip with Becky and these extremely great artists, which is likely to serve as yet another reminder of how little I actually know.

You can rest confident that this is a large-scale, high-art balloon sculpture and not just “balloon animals and pirate swords.” The thoroughbreds of the inflatable arts are these creators.

Fans of Nine’s Lego Masters will definitely enjoy this.

A. The Logies

There is a new home for the TV Week Logies!

The night of nights on Australian television has moved from Channel 9 to rival Channel 7, where it will premiere in June 2019.

Southwest to South

SXSW is travelling outside of North America for the first time ever and will stop in Sydney. A clash of innovation and culture, arts and entertainment will take place in the harbour city.

Although specifics have not yet been made public, Seven has agreed to serve as the event’s official broadcast partner.

Fifa Women’s World Cup in 2023

The quadrennial international women’s football championship, a significant international sporting event, will air exclusively on Channel 7 from July 20 to August 20 of 2023.

“The 1% Club”

We are thrilled to see an Australian version of this iconic British game show debut on our televisions because it has established itself as a global sensation.

Under the direction of the consistently funny Jim Jeffries, viewers at home can participate and see how intelligent they really are.

We Have To Cut Off This Program

Christie Whelan Brown, a seasoned comic, will appear in this fresh sketch comedy series along with other well-known and up-and-coming comics. Audiences may anticipate impressions of everyone from King Charles III to Abbie Chatfield as the show ushers in a new generation of talent.

The Murders in Claremont

Erik Thompson and Kate Richie will lead a brand-new drama based on one of Western Australia’s most iconic crimes and Australia’s largest manhunt in what Seven Network Chief Content Officer, Entertainment Programming, Angus Ross described as a “huge television event for 2023.”

Along with Ryan Johnson (Doctor Doctor), Catherine VănDavies (The Twelve), Aaron Glenane (Shantaram), and Laura Gordon (Undertow) in the Screentime-produced series, veteran actors from Home and Away and Packed To The Rafters will also appear. Along with Tasma Walton (Mystery Road), Joel Jackson (Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door), Tom O’Sullivan (Alien: Covenant), and Dalip Sondhi (Puberty Blues), the cast is completed by Andrea Demetriades (Janet King), Craig Hall (Boy, directed by Taika Waititi), and Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Puberty Blues) (Frayed). Their functions are still unknown.

“This is a two-part mini-series that has been years in the planning,” Mr. Ross told The West Australian. “I initially spoke to Screentime about this series three or four years ago.”

“It was one of the largest manhunts in Australia and one of the longest unsolved crimes.

“This has a fantastic cast, and it’s handled really delicately. It is an interesting tale.

I can’t wait until 2023!

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