Upfronts 2024: Nine network

Upfronts 2024: Nine network
  • Olympics / Paralympics with commentators: Ian Thorpe,  Giaan Rooney, James Tomkins, Andrew Gaze, Kerri Pottharst
  • Dramas: Human Error / Blood On The Tracks: The Platform Killer
  • Tracy Grimshaw returns
  • Tipping Point hosted by Todd Woodbridge, Jeopardy! Australia with Stephen Fry
  • Reality: MAFS, The Block’s 20th season, The Summit, Lego Masters, Parental Guidance
  • Property & Home: Listing Melbourne, Garden Hustle, Budget Battlers
  • Planet Earth III

The 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympics are the centrepiece of Nine’s 2024 Programming slate, unveiled today to media buyers and press at Hordern Pavilion.

Nine has assembled a powerhouse of sports commentators for the Ganes which begin on July 26. Events will screen in HD across Nine and 9GEM, with 40 channels on 9Now, with a studio in the centre of Paris at the Trocadero, with an Eiffel Tower backdrop.

2024 also sees the return of Tracy Grimshaw, but project details are yet to be announced.

Todd Woodbridge is confirmed as host of Tipping Point, with Stephen Fry to front Jeopardy! Australia.

In Drama Human Error, originally planned for 2023, will now screen in 2024 while a new drama Blood On The Tracks – the Platform Killer is produced by Easy Tiger and Anton.

The Block will mark its 20th season, but a location is yet to be confirmed. There are also several new property and home titles including Listing Melbourne, Garden Hustle, and Budget Battlers.

The Summit returns to a new NZ location, Travel Guides gets a new couple and Parental Guidance, Lego Masters and The Hundred with Andy Lee all return.

There are also several new titles still to come in 2023: Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars, My Mum Your Dad, Love Island and Australia’s Most Identical.

2024 Olympics  / Paralympics

Nine is the exclusive home of the Olympics and Paralympics, and next year we say bonjour to Paris 2024 when Wide World of Sports brings the most innovative and engaging Olympics to Australia with the Opening Ceremony on July 26, followed by the Paralympics on August 28.

The 9Network’s coverage, led by the globally renowned Wide World of Sports team, will feature Australia’s finest broadcasters, journalists, Olympians and Paralympians, making sure viewers have every angle covered of what will be one of the most beautiful Olympic and Paralympic Games ever held.

Leading the coverage will be Ally Langdon, James Bracey, Dylan Alcott, Sarah Abo, Karl Stefanovic, Brooke Boney, Alex Cullen, Todd Woodbridge, Leila McKinnon and Eddie McGuire.

9News will have a strong presence on the ground in Paris, led by Roz Kelly and Tony Jones bringing viewers all the breaking news during coverage and the 6.00pm bulletins around the nation.

Steering viewers across 32 sports in 329 events at the Olympics, the 9Network coverage will feature Australia’s most revered athletic talent as commentators and experts.

A taste of what is to come has now been revealed, with the first wave of experts to join the Wide World of Sports team for Paris 2024.

• Five-time Olympic gold medallist, Ian Thorpe AM, swimming expert
• Olympic gold medallist, Giaan Rooney, swimming expert
• Australia’s most successful female Paralympian, Ellie Cole OAM, swimming expert and Paralympic host
• Olympic gold medallist, Steve Hooker OAM, athletics expert
• Dual Olympian, Dave Culbert, Olympics and Paralympics commentator
• Five-time Olympian and Australian Olympic flag bearer, Andrew Gaze AM, basketball expert
• Olympic gold medallist, Scott McGrory, cycling commentator
• The voice of cycling, Phil Liggett MBE
• Dual Olympian, Kate Bates, cycling expert
• Tour de France winner and four-time Olympian, Cadel Evans AM, cycling expert
• Wallabies legend, Drew Mitchell, rugby sevens expert
• Wallaroos superstar, Sera Naiqama, rugby sevens expert
• Six-time Olympian, triple gold medallist and Australian team flag bearer, James Tomkins OAM, rowing expert
• Olympic gold medallist, Kerri Pottharst OAM, beach volleyball expert
• Olympian and Hockeyroos legend, Georgie Parker, field hockey expert
• Dual Olympian and Multiple World Champion, Caroline Buchanan, BMX racing expert
• Nitro Circus superstar and five-time X Games BMX gold medallist, Ryan Williams, BMX Freestyle expert
• Mitch Tomlinson, skateboard and BMX freestyle commentator

With many more names set to be announced over the coming months.

Continuing Wide World of Sports’ proud history of innovation, our state-of-the-art studio will be located in the centre of Paris at the Trocadero, with the Eiffel Tower backdrop. Using cutting-edge broadcast technology, the studio will be complemented by extended reality, allowing viewers to experience a fully immersive broadcast.

Additional cameras inside the main venues and within the Olympic Village will capture behind-the-scenes action and provide exclusive access to athletes and the Australian team during their quest for gold.

The 9Network broadcast will feature two dedicated Olympic channels on Channel 9HD and 9GemHD filled with Olympic content 24 hours a day. Plus, 9Now will stream 40 individual channels live and on-demand, ensuring Australians do not miss a second of any event, as well as extensive curation of VOD highlights and full replays.

And from August 28, Nine will bring Australia the most extensive coverage of a Paralympic Games ever. Live action and daily highlights shows will run across the 9Network, including prominently on primary Channel 9HD, plus 9GemHD, with 9Now offering live and on-demand content.

Still to come in 2023

Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars

Aussies, looking to turn their food dreams into reality, will put everything on the line in Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars, a brand-new series coming soon to the 9Network. Global culinary superstar and CEO Gordon Ramsay will be pitted against Australian business mogul Janine Allis. Both investing $250,000, they’re on the hunt for Australia’s most exciting and innovative new food and drink ideas, to mentor and invest in. Contestants will first pitch their concepts, hoping to win a place in the competition with their dream investor. The Top 14 will battle it out for a place in Gordon and Janine’s competing teams. Having to survive and compete in various high-pressure challenges, they will need to prove they have what it takes when it comes to all the essential facets needed in running a successful business. One winning entrepreneur from each team will take home a cash prize investment, as well as mentorship from either Gordon or Janine as their investor. This bold and competitive format with Gordon Ramsay, already broadcasting in the UK and US, is produced by Endemol Shine Australia (A Banijay company) and Studio Ramsay Global (a FOX Entertainment company), for the 9Network.

My Mum Your Dad

Kate Langbroek is ready to help a new group of single parents find love in My Mum Your Dad season two. In a luxury new Retreat, the adult children are taking full control of their parents’ dating life and they’re not going to hold back. Last series the kids were a secret. This series, the parents have given their children their blessing to play matchmaker and watch all the cringey and awkward dating moments. Some kids may get more than they signed up for. Six men and seven women will enter the Retreat and experience real connections and heartbreak as they put their trust in their kids to find the best partner for them. The mums and dads will get to enjoy dates, glamorous parties and pool parties in order to find a connection. There will be truth bombs, drama and romance from both parents and offspring on the journey to the ultimate test, the Blessing Ceremony. For the relationships that make it to the Blessing Ceremony, it’s make or break. Will the children approve of the relationship? Or will the kids have seen enough to end it all? My Mum Your Dad is produced by ITV Studios Australia for the 9Network.

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Love Island Australia

In a new era of love, returning to Mallorca, Sophie Monk will introduce new vibrant sexy singles to the villa for season five of Love Island Australia, narrated by Eoghan McDermott. The islanders must couple up and stay together in order to secure their spot in the villa, despite the temptations when new Bombs enter, causing chaos. This season the girls will have the power to take charge, there will be risky challenges, date nights and plenty more drama and romance that will keep eyes glued to the screen and hearts racing, before the winning couple of Love Island Australia 2023 is decided by the viewers. Last season Love Island Australia reached more than 4.2 million Australians, with exclusive viewing on 9Now providing incremental uplift of 34.4 per cent. Get ready, season five will be the saucy treat you have been holding out for. Love Island Australia is produced by ITV Studios Australia for the 9Network. Source: TVMAP VOZ Analyser, VOZ Data 5.0 © OzTAM Pty Limited (2023), NATIONAL, Network Nine + Content Affiliates +9Now, 31/10/2022-27/12/2022, Reach, Total TV, Total People, Con 7 (BVOD is when watched), contains “Love Island Australia”, excludes “2021″, “Season 1“, “Season 2”, “Season 3”.

NRL Grand Final

The biggest game on the rugby league calendar is exclusive to Channel 9HD and 9Now as the closest season in memory, and a blockbuster NRL finals series, culminates in the crowning of the 2023 NRL champions on Grand Final day only on Nine. Nine’s Wide World of Sports will hold a Grand Final day celebration like no other with 16 hours of coverage, the most in history, from 7.00am on site at Accor Stadium. The Today Show, Sports Sunday, the Sunday Footy Show, the NRL State Championship and NRLW. Grand Finals will all lead into the biggest dance of them all – the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final. But first our 2023 Grand Finalists will be decided after the closest season over three blockbuster weekends of finals footy all live and free. The biggest NRLW season ever, where every game has been live on Nine, will crown the 2023 women’s premiership winners as the last game before the NRL Grand Final is played. Dual women’s league and union internationals Ruan Sims and Allana Ferguson, plus sideline reporter Marlee Silva will cover the biggest moments as they unfold. Enjoy live insight from the greatest to have ever played the game with rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns, and fellow premiership winners Cameron Smith, Phil Gould, Billy Slater, Brad Fittler, Johnathan Thurston, Darren Lockyer and Paul Gallen. Mat Thompson will call the game, with coverage hosted by James Bracey, Danika Mason and Emma Lawrence. Will it be the premiership powerhouse that is the Panthers, the bucking Brisbane Broncos, a first win for the Warriors, more success for the Storm, the circling Sharks, Kalyn Ponga’s Knights crusade from Newcastle, the written-off Roosters or Ricky Stuart’s Raiders?

Pacific Championship Rugby League

Just when you thought the rugby league season was over, Wide World of Sports adds a cherry on top when the Pacific Championship pits the best rugby league nations in the southern hemisphere against each other across four big weeks of action. Men’s and women’s teams from Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga and Cook Islands will line up each weekend from October 14 through to November 5 in a series of hard-hitting fixtures.Every game is available live and free on the 9Network and 9Now.

30 Years Of Grand Final Footy Shows

The Footy Show, one of the most iconic Australian sports entertainment programs, celebrates its 30th anniversary with two spectacular special features. This September 30 Years of Grand Final Footy Shows explores the journey from the inaugural Grand Final Footy Show in 1993, its role in giving rise to the AFL Footy Show in 1994, and its establishment of the Rod Laver Arena spectacles that became an integral part of AFL Grand Final week. Then, in 2024, a comprehensive documentary 30 Years of The Footy Show provides a behind-the-scenes look at the show’s evolution, shedding light on the camaraderie, controversies, laughter, and shared vision that defined “The Footy Show”. These specials bring together the key people involved in the show’s success, featuring exclusive interviews, memorable highlights, and never-before-seen footage that takes viewers on a nostalgic journey through the program’s rich history.

Rugby World Cup 2023

The Wallabies under coach Eddie Jones take the first step on their journey to Rugby World Cup 2023 glory when they begin their campaign this Sunday, September 10, in France, with every Wallabies game, plus the finals, available live and free on the 9Network or to stream on 9Now.Throughout the two-month tournament, Stan Sport will have every game ad-free, live and in 4K Ultra HD, culminating in the final from Paris on October 28.

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

Following one of the most intense Ashes series ever played, the 9Network goes global on cricket when the biggest prize in the game is up for grabs in the 2023 ICC Men’s World Cup. As we switch to short form 50 over One Day Internationals, the Wide World of Sports will have every Australia game, the tournament’s best matchups and the finals available live and free from India. England are the reigning champions after defeating New Zealand in dramatic fashion and both teams will feature in the first game on October 5, before Australia begins their account against India on Sunday, October 8 from 7.00pm ahead of six weeks of cricket leading up to the final on Sunday, November 19. Cheer on the Aussies as they attempt to conquer the world and knock the chirpy poms off their perch.

Golf

Wide World of Sports will tee up for the Australian summer of golf in two big weeks of live and free play featuring British Open champion Cameron Smith, back on Aussie soil. First up from November 23 is the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland where Smith will defend his title in his home state, in a field including fellow Aussie Min Woo Lee. Then it’s on to the big one, the ISPS HANDA Australian Open in Sydney from November 30 at The Australian and The Lakes Golf Clubs, with players competing for a $3.4 million prize purse. The best men’s and women’s golfers will be on display and the 9Network and 9Now will showcase it all.

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Australia’s Most Identical

The two-part special, Australia’s Most Identical, will see 100 sets of twins undertake fascinating tests and challenges in the hope of being crowned the nation’s most identical pair. Hosted by Scott Cam and Dr Jana Pittman, both parents of fraternal twins, this unique social investigation series will put identical twins under the microscope to reveal a whole lot about humans and contribute to the age-old nature versus nurture debate. Popular identical twin doctors and British TV presenters, Dr Xand and Dr Chris van Tulleken, will set the challenges while Australia’s leading “twin experts”, Professor Sarah Wilson and Professor Jeff Craig, will assist in analysing the results, in consultation with Twin Research Australia. The series will give viewers a captivating insight into the world of twins, demonstrating the reality of sharing your identity with another through great characters and their fascinating back stories. Australia’s Most Identical is produced by Helium for the 9Network.

The Hundred: Christmas

The Hundred with Andy Lee will be back in December to find out what Australians really think about the jolliest time of the year – Christmas. Andy will be joined again by 100 everyday Aussies who Zoom into the studio from all over the continent to tell us what the nation is really thinking about the festive season. Joining Andy will be panellists Sophie Monk, Rhys Nicholson plus Kate Langbroek and a special seasonal guest… The Hundred with Andy Lee is an original concept by Screentime Australia and Andy Lee in association with Channel 9.

Australian Crime Stories: The Investigators

The team behind the international award-winning series Australian Crime Stories is back with a brand-new series in a brand-new format, Australian Crime Stories: The Investigators.Told by the investigators themselves, each episode will focus on one case, highlighting the hard work, dedication and commitment investigators make in solving the toughest crimes of their careers. Viewers will have unprecedented insights to all the twists and turns of these major investigations, from the moment the crime occurred to the final confession or conviction. As well as firsthand accounts from the investigators, we also hear from the families involved, plus journalists and authors who have closely followed these cases. Australian Crime Stories: The Investigators is produced by The Full Box for the 9Network.

Million Dollar Murders

In the return of this landmark series, retired Detective Superintendent Deborah Wallace takes viewers inside unsolved crimes in the 9Network’s Million Dollar Murders. These cases are the most chilling murder mysteries in Australia, with the biggest rewards on offer, one million dollars for information that leads to a conviction. With access to police and their files, Deborah Wallace will take viewers inside the live investigation of these murders. To help solve these crimes, she interviews the detectives involved, witnesses and family members, hoping to spark a long-forgotten memory or a change of heart that will bring justice for the victims and their families.Million Dollar Murders is produced by The Full Box for the 9Network.

Carols By Candlelight

Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight will continue to be Australia’s favourite annual Christmas Eve tradition, with some of this country’s best performers coming together to raise money for children who are blind or have low vision. Live on Christmas Eve, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl will light up from 8.00pm on Channel 9 and 9now.

Christmas With Delta

Christmas with Delta is back. Delta Goodrem hosts another spectacular night of musical magic. This year’s Christmas special, which will take place in front of a full house at the stunning Sydney Coliseum Theatre, promises to again bring festive cheer with a jam-packed night of Australian and international entertainment stars.

ARIA Awards

Australian music’s night of nights, the prestigious ARIA Awards, will light up our screens again this year. The 37th edition of the annual awards night will be available for audiences live and free on the 9Network and to stream on 9Now, celebrating, showcasing and honouring the incredible talents of the Australian music industry.

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New In 2024

Untitled Tracy Grimshaw Project
In a new project with details to come, Tracy Grimshaw returns to Channel 9 in 2024.

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Tipping Point Australia

2024 is the year Australians have been waiting for as the worldwide game show phenomenon, Tipping Point arrives on our shores. Hosted by Aussie sporting legend Todd Woodbridge, three players will answer general knowledge questions, hoping to win counters which can be used on a large coin pusher, arcade-style Machine. Contestants from all over Australia will have the chance to win mystery prizes along with cash prizes, if they can beat the Machine. With a jaw-dropping jackpot up for grabs, who will reach their Tipping Point and who will win and take home the cash? Tipping Point Australia is produced by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay company) for the 9Network.

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Human Error

Inspired by actual events, 9Network’s new drama series, Human Error, follows Detective Holly O’Rourke and her homicide team as a seemingly open-and-shut murder investigation threatens to destroy her career, her family, and her faith in justice. As she scrambles to redeem her personal and professional reputation, O’Rourke and her team uncover a criminal conspiracy that will change their lives forever. From the creative talents behind Underbelly, Bump, Offspring and Love My Way, Human Error is executive produced by John Edwards and Dan Edwards with producers Greg Haddrick and Samantha Winston, alongside The Age’s legendary crime reporter and podcaster John Sylvester (Underbelly) as story consultant. Cast to be announced soon. Human Error is a Roadshow Rough Diamond production for the 9Network with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Nine. Financed with support from VicScreen. International distribution will be handled by ITV Studios.

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Blood On The Tracks: The Platform Killer

When a train commuter is found dead during peak hour, police suspect suicide. But when Detective Kate Fletcher finds links to an ‘accidental’ death at a suburban station, she suspects something far more sinister in the 9Network’s new crime thriller, Blood On The Tracks – the Platform Killer. Despite pressure to drop her investigation, Fletcher uncovers a web of connections to other deaths on the rail network. Her investigation takes her from the city underground to outback freight lines, but is she prepared for what she’ll discover? And is Fletcher herself in the killer’s sights? Blood On The Tracks – the Platform Killer is produced by Easy Tiger and Anton for the 9Network.

Do You Want To Live Forever?

What if it was possible to reverse ageing, end disease and live forever? In the 9Network’s groundbreaking new series, Do You Want to Live Forever?, Dr Nick Coatsworth will guide six Aussies on a powerful journey to stop the clock and turn back time. for the first time in human history and in our lifetime, science and technology are catching up to the dream of living forever. Fundamental insights into DNA, disease and treatment mean the medical and scientific communities are standing on the brink of engineering humans with lifespans nobody thought possible. We’ll examine if we really can wind back our biological clocks, analyse the secrets of living younger longer, ask can we really end disease? And then, take a look at the world of the superaged.

Beyond The Dream

On the path to Paris 2024, Beyond The Dream goes beyond the headlines to discover the untold stories that led to some of the greatest Olympic and Paralympic moments. With unprecedented access, this brand new documentary series will capture the raw spirit of some of the greatest athletes of all time. The Dream produced by Wide World Of Sports for the 9Network.

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Jeopardy! Australia

Australia will get its very own version of the hit international quiz show Jeopardy! with Jeopardy! Australia. Hosted by renowned English broadcaster and actor Stephen Fry, Jeopardy! Australia will feature a cast of clever Aussie competitors in one of the world’s longest-running game shows. Stephen Fry said: “Jeopardy! has a format that – strikingly unusual as it seems at first – just gets under the skin of an audience and reveals more and more depths of delight. Not to mention more and more depths of knowledge amongst the population. I reckon Australia will welcome this uniquely beguiling and endlessly rewarding game, and I can’t wait to get started.” Flipping the traditional Q&A format, Jeopardy! presents answers first in the form of short, written clues. Contestants must then respond in the form of a question that correctly identifies the clue description. This general knowledge showdown is an opportunity to amass a lucrative cash prize the longer contestants can stay in the game! Australia is a Whisper North production for the 9Network.

The Garden Hustle

A new gardening makeover program, The Garden Hustle, will give everyone a chance to create their slice of backyard bliss, no matter how green their thumb is. Hosted by Australian actress Lisa McCune and garden landscaper, The Block’s Dave Franklin (along with resident pooch Robin), this series follows everyday homeowners and renters on their journey to create their very own garden oasis. Always aspirational and achievable, every makeover featured will be carried out by the occupants themselves as they hustle to turn their tired spaces into green oasis. This homegrown production full of heart and humour will become a feelgood gardening fix with plenty of genius garden timesavers for viewers to try. The Garden Hustle is an Ambience Entertainment production for the 9Network, created and produced by Monica O’Brien.

Listing Melbourne

High-stakes deals, demanding clients and unbreakable bonds make the 9Network’s hot new series Listing Melbourne your new pleasure for addictive viewing next year. Six elite real estate agents navigate Melbourne’s property market, showcasing opulent homes while juggling their complicated personal lives in a program that gives viewers a captivating glimpse into one of the most glamorous real estate markets in the world. Listing Melbourne is produced by Abode Entertainment for the 9Network.

Budget Battlers

Interest rate rises, inflation, runaway cost of living – it feels to most like the dream of renovating your home is further away than ever. In a time when Aussies need it the most, The Block’s Norm and Jess will carry out incredible renovations for unsung heroes while showing viewers how you can renovate an entire home on a budget in the 9Network’s new series, Budget Battlers. Budget Battlers is produced by Northlight Productions for the 9Network.

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Returning in 2024

Married At First Sight

Australia’s No. 1 and most talked about television series and social experiment, Married at First Sight, returns in 2024 for its 11th season. This season will see the powerful combination of a new set of participants ready for their chance at love, along with all of the romance, passion, emotion and drama that comes with it. Viewers will be captivated once more by the breathtaking weddings, sizzling honeymoons, confronting commitment ceremonies, and dramatic dinner parties. In 2024, our trio of experts, certified clinical sexologist Alessandra Rampolla alongside relationship experts John Aiken and Mel Schilling will return, first pairing our brave singles entering the experiment before guiding the couples throughout their journey and putting them to the ultimate test of developing genuine, long-lasting relationships. Take your front row seat, Married at First Sight continues to captivate and spark conversation across the nation as television’s undisputed reality TV juggernaut. Married at First Sight is produced by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay company) for the 9Network.

The Block

The Block hits an incredible milestone in 2024, heading into a huge 20th season. There are big plans for this special season with high anticipation for next year’s location. Plus, host Scott Cam will be back for his 18th season to guide the five keen teams along the way. As usual, at stake will be $100,000 for the overall winner on auction day, on top of any profits made. Since its premiere, Australia’s toughest building challenge has awarded a total of $32,592,807.65 in prizemoney. The Block is a Nine production in conjunction with Cavalier Television.

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Lego Masters

9Network’s homegrown family sensation has taken off around the world, now the world is coming back! In our Olympic year, it’s “Australia vs The Rest Of the World” at LEGO® Masters with four brand new Australian teams taking on the four best LEGO® teams who have previously competed in their homelands. It’s time for Host Hamish Blake and resident judge Ryan “Brickman” McNaught to turn LEGO® Masters into a 2024 global bricktacular. The feelgood, family-friendly format is back, returning with a burst of brilliant and impressively imaginative builds to make it our best season yet. Prepare to be dazzled by the most amazing challenges the show has ever seen, when our teams duel it out for the chance to win $100,000 and the crowning title of the best LEGO® building team in the world! LEGO® Masters is produced by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay company) for the 9Network.

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The Summit

It was a nailbiter moment for Australia as three trekkers conquered The Summit, and shared life changing prize money. In a stunning new location, season two will return even bigger in 2024, hosted by Australian actor and Hollywood star Jai Courtney. A new group of Aussie go getters will embark on an unforgettable adventure, conquering the impossible to reach the top of one of New Zealand’s highest mountains and earn the chance to walk away with a share of $1 million. A thrilling game of trust, greed and betrayal, where strategy rules and morals will be tested, physical limits will be pushed to new levels while the mountain’s Keeper follows their every move and will test the trekkers in ways they never won’t see coming. The Summit is an original concept developed by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay Company) and Nine.

Travel Guides

Hot on the heels of its second consecutive Logie win, Travel Guides is back in 2024, giving viewers the perfect way to see the world from the comfort of their living rooms. Featuring both extraordinary overseas adventures and domestic delights, the seventh season of Travel Guides will see most our favourite travel critics return, including Newcastle’s budget-hunting Fren family, happy-go-lucky couple Matt and Brett, retired jetsetters Kevin and Janetta, and best mates Kev, Dorian and Teng. Joining them on the road for the first time will be Karly and Bri, two besties who met while filming Beauty and the Geek for Channel 9 a couple of years ago and have been inseparable ever since. Like many Aussies, Karly and Bri have never travelled further afield than Bali. They will be bringing high energy, total glam and wide-eyed wonder as they explore every corner of the world with the rest of the gang. Narrated by popular Aussie comedian Denise Scott, Travel Guides is produced by Nine.

The Hundred With Andy Lee

The Hundred with Andy Lee is back in 2024, with 100 everyday Aussies and some of our funniest comedians coming together to find out what the country is really thinking. Season six of The Hundred will tackle more of society’s biggest (and smallest) questions like: What percentage of The Hundred have had to cut a date short for a bathroom emergency? How many people have hooked up with the same person as their sibling? How many of our Hundred have moved back in with their parents as adults? Handpicked to represent the demographic makeup of Australia, The Hundred will once again be polled live via Zoom to give us the stories behind the stats, while three comedy panellists battle it out on each episode to see who knows Australia best. Favourite segments Couples Court, Trial By A Hundred and Face The Hundred will return, along with a raft of new games. We will also introduce a heartwarming Valentine’s Day and Pride episode. The Hundred with Andy Lee is an original concept by Screentime (A Banijay company) and Andy Lee, in association with the 9Network.

RPA

The leading and captivating real-life series that ignited Australia’s love of observational documentaries, RPA, is returning in 2024 to once again give viewers unique and exclusive access into one of Australia’s leading public hospitals, Royal Prince Alfred in Sydney. The compelling series gives insight into the inner workings and behind-the-scenes drama of the famous hospital. From the Emergency Department to the wards and operating theatres, RPA will showcase the amazing dedication of the doctors, nurses and specialists.It will also capture the raw, unfiltered and touching moments of human drama, bringing more emotionally powerful and inspirational stories of courage, heartache, joy, struggle and determination as patients endure brave journeys in treatment and undergo life-changing experiences. RPA is a 9Network series, produced by McAvoy Media with the cooperation of patients and staff at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Big Miracles

Australia’s most heartwarming and emotionally powerful program, Big Miracles, returns for a second season in 2024, narrated by one of Australia’s most popular screen and theatre actress Lisa McCune. With one in six Australians experiencing infertility, this ground-breaking, captivating and intimate series is about the ultimate quest to create new life. It invites viewers to see, feel and be captured by the very raw and emotional journey into one of the most fundamental human experiences of all, trying to have a baby, against the overwhelming odds, through IVF and other fertility treatments. We also witness the miraculous work of the dedicated doctors, nurses and scientists committed to making people’s baby dreams come true. Big Miracles is produced by Ronde Media for the 9Network.

Emergency

The unique, fly-on-the wall Emergency series is back, giving viewers rare and exclusive access to the riveting stories in one of Australia’s biggest trauma hospitals. With returning favourites and a slew of new faces, Emergency will once again pull back the curtain in casualty for an honest, revealing look at the busy frontline where hero doctors and nurses save lives every day.This heartwarming series deftly mixes tragedy and humour, hope and joy, as it follows the journey of patients through the eyes of supremely skilled medical teams to expose the gripping reality of working life in the Emergency Department. Emergency is produced by WTFN for the 9Network.

Paramedics

In 2024, a new season of Paramedics will offer audiences exclusive and unprecedented access to our frontline emergency service personnel as they render assistance to those in their time of need. This gripping factual series captures the intimate, first-hand account of each medical emergency as it unfolds through the eyes of paramedics. In the newest season, all new ambulance crews will face fresh challenges with more awe-inspiring moments, heartstopping drama and inspirational patients. Paramedics is a WTFN production for the 9Network.

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Space Invaders

Our team of remarkable, passionate Space Invaders are back to help everyday families escape their clutter nightmares and lighten their homes and their hearts with a fourth season of this inspirational program.mJoin declutter guru Peter Walsh, renovation queen Cherie Barber and obsessive collector Angie Kent as they use their skills, compassion and good humour to guide struggling Aussies through a life-changing journey with amazing renovations and unbelievable transformations, as well as sharing decluttering tips and tricks to help us all improve our lives. Peter Walsh tackles the physical and emotional baggage that has overtaken homes and strained relationships, and empowers families to “let go” and live the life they deserve clutter-free, as Cherie Barber takes on the biggest renovations yet, creating spectacular spaces that leave the homeowners gobsmacked. Angie Kent then surprises each family by uncovering hidden treasures and the stories behind them. The extraordinary work of our team of home helpers will leave families speechless as they take things to a whole new level in this season. Space Invaders is produced by WTFN for the 9Network.

Parental Guidance

While there is no such thing as the perfect parent, Parental Guidance always determines the parenting style that comes close when it puts parenting styles with remarkably distinctive methods and unique approaches under the national spotlight. The carefully selected diverse range of parents take centre stage to be unpacked, judged and scrutinised under the guidance of returning dynamic duo Ally Langdon, the esteemed host of A Current Affair, and Dr Justin Coulson, one of Australia’s most trusted parenting experts. Each set of parents get a taste of their own medicine when it comes to report-card results as their approach to parenting is reviewed, reacted to and discussed on the Parents’ Lounge, ultimately leading to a vote for Australia’s best style. Parental Guidance, the show that celebrates and learns from the good, bad and ugly sides of parenthood, is produced by Eureka Productions for the 9Network.

RBT

Hear the extraordinary and candid stories and excuses from drivers up to no good on our roads and witness the patience of our police when RBT, always one of Australia’s favourite factual series, returns with new episodes. Narrated by Andrew Daddo, the new series will capture the drama and danger police face every day – from major roadside drink-driving operations and mobile breath testing to high-speed pursuits and drivers under the influence of drugs. RBT balances the seriousness of offences with the humour of characters and situations as it goes behind the thin blue line and follows drivers through Melbourne and country Victoria. RBT is produced by Endemol Shine Australia (A Banijay company) for the 9Network.

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Planet Earth III

The remarkable Planet Earth trilogy concludes with Planet Earth III, which explores more of the world’s most magnificent habitats and the incredible animals that reside within. Presented and narrated by the legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough, this series celebrates the wonders of our sublime world from the deepest oceans to the remotest jungles. The stunning eight-part masterpiece, brimming with beauty and insight, will go beyond our imaginations to uncover the Earth’s remaining, pristine wild places and the staggering strategies animals have developed to survive there. From fabulous forests to freshwater habitats, grasslands to deserts, each episode will concentrate on an extraordinary and distinct environment and reveal the fresh challenges facing wildlife in our contemporary, crowded world. Planet Earth III is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF and France Télévisions for BBC.

Getaway

Dust off those daydreams and grab your virtual passport because Getaway is returning for another season of exploration and adventure in 2024. As Australia’s longest running travel and lifestyle program, Getaway remains committed to upholding its legacy of igniting wanderlust, sparking curiosity, and meticulously curating travel experiences that cater to every wallet. Whether you’re an avid globetrotter or a curious explorer, Getaway’s 33rd season extends an exclusive invitation to all Aussies. Fasten your seatbelt and join presenters Catriona Rowntree, David Reyne, Jason Dundas, Charli Robinson and Lincoln Lewis and a lineup of other familiar faces as they crisscross continents and traverse borders, unveiling a treasury of hidden gems and savvy travel tips along the way. Discover the beauty of our very own backyard and marvel at the wonders around the world as no travel stone is left unturned in Getaway, which is produced by the 9Network.

For The Love Of Pets

The heartwarming series For the Love of Pets returns to the 9Network, giving viewers an unrivalled look behind the scenes into the workings of RSPCA Queensland and QVS/Pet Emergency. For the Love of Pets will follow the passionate and colourful characters at RSPCA’s sprawling Wacol campus who devote their lives to the animals in their care, from vets performing life-changing surgeries to the re-homing team working tirelessly to care for and re-home thousands of animals each year. Situated halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Wacol is one of the most significant animal welfare facilities in the southern hemisphere. It houses an adoption centre, a 24/7 hospital for domestic pets and wildlife, and a 24-hour call centre co-ordinating animal rescues. For the Love of Pets is a Context Media production for the 9Network.

News And Current Affairs

60 Minutes

60 Minutes is Australia’s leading current affairs program and a cherished Sunday night tradition, standing as a shining testament to the enduring power of investigative journalism. Since its inception in 1979, 60 Minutes has gone beyond reporting stories; artfully sculpting narratives that mould perspectives, ignite conversations, and drive change. With a rich history spanning more than four decades, this award-winning flagship program is helmed by some of Australia’s most distinguished journalists: Liz Hayes, Tara Brown, Tom Steinfort, Nick McKenzie and Amelia Adams.

Nine News

When Australians want to make sense of their world, they turn to 9News as their trusted, gold standard of news. In 2024, 9News will continue to lead the way in cross-platform news content, 24/7 around Australia and the world.With over 20 hours of original news content produced daily, Nine’s national news and current affairs footprint is connecting with more Australians across more devices. As Australians continue to relocate out of state capitals we’re ensuring they can access the news that matters to them. For the first time NBN Newcastle, Northern Rivers and 9News Gold Coast bulletins will be live on 9Now from later this year. Harnessing the power of social and digital media, 9News is connecting with younger Australians in record numbers. An unrivalled news leader, 9News is Australia’s most engaged news brand across Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.For the best news, with an unwavering commitment to truth and fairness, turn to 9News in 2024.

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A Current Affair

A Current Affair, hosted by Ally Langdon Monday to Friday and Deb Knight on Saturday, is Australia’s most watched daily current affairs program. A Current Affair continues to fight for the underdog, breaks big stories, features agenda-setting interviews, and undertakes major investigations as well as the bizarre and the unusual. It delivers results for viewers when they have nowhere else to turn and provides information that makes a real difference in their lives.

Today

Today is the breakfast show that sparks Australia’s daily conversation, led by Karl Stefanovic and Sarah Abo, along with news and entertainment presenter Brooke Boney, sport presenter Alex Cullen and weather presenter Tim Davies on the ground connecting with viewers from coast to coast. In 2024, Today will deliver an essential morning ritual for the latest in news and current affairs, sports, politics, showbiz, lifestyle and more. Offering a fresh, light-hearted look at news, entertainment, and celebrity gossip, Today Extra returns each weekday from 9.00am, with hosts Sylvia Jeffreys and David Campbell. And ease into your weekend with hosts Jayne Azzopardi and Clint Stanaway along with news presenter Sophie Walsh and weather presenter Dan Anstey for everything you need to know from Australia and around the world with the Weekend Today family.

Under Investigation With Liz Hayes

In 2024, Australia will resume its pivotal role at the War Table when Under Investigation with Liz Hayes returns to solve more mind-boggling mysteries. In each riveting episode, Liz Hayes uses her award-winning investigative skills in collaboration with expert analysis from a cadre of Australia’s leading crime specialists. Together, their unrelenting pursuit of the truth leaves no stone unturned, meticulously piecing together the puzzles of each case. Aided by insiders connected to the crimes, who unveil explosive evidence and crucial clues, these dormant cold cases come to life once more. Viewers are invited to pull up a virtual chair to immerse themselves in every thrilling twist as the intricate threads of investigation are meticulously woven into long-awaited revelations. Under Investigation with Liz Hayes is produced by the 9Network.

Sport

Swimming

Australia’s world-beating swimming team has eyes on the glittering prize in 2024 with the World Aquatics Championships Doha and the Australian Olympic team trials for the Paris Olympic Games, for which the swimming finals will be available exclusively on Channel 9HD and 9Now in prime time. Our golden girls Ariarne Titmus, Kaylee McKeown, Mollie O’Callaghan and Emma McKeon will lead the charge for the Dolphins team, alongside a feared men’s roster that features world champions Kyle Chalmers, Sam Short, Zac Stubblety-Cook and emerging star Elijiah Winnington. There as every heart-racing moment unfolds on Wide World of Sports will be Australia’s greatest male swimmer, Ian Thorpe, former world champion Giaan Rooney, Australia’s greatest Paralympian, Ellie Cole, and the booming voice of Mat Thompson to call each race.It all begins in Doha for the World Aquatics Championships on February 2, followed by the Australian Olympic trials before we dive into the pool at Paris 2024.

Australian Open, Grand Slam Tennis

Nine will serve up an epic year of Grand Slam Tennis with the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open available exclusively across the 9Network, 9Now and Stan Sport. It all begins in January with lead-up tournaments that include the star studded United Cup, before viewers receive wall-to-wall coverage of the 2024 Australian Open. Melbourne Park will light up with the new frontier of men’s and women’s tennis talent aiming to take down reigning champions Novak Djokovic and Aryna Sabalenka. A stellar commentary lineup featuring Jim Courier, Jelena Dokic, Lleyton Hewitt, Dylan Alcott, Todd Woodbridge and Sam Smith, will put you on centre court for another unmissable Australian Open. Throughout the year tennis fans can keep their eye on the ball with every match from all four Grand Slams, the Laver Cup streaming ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport. The only place to catch the summer of tennis is here on Nine. Game. Set. Match.

Rugby League

The most entertaining football code anywhere in the world revs up for another thrilling rugby league season in 2024, when the biggest games and the biggest names are all live and free on Channel 9HD and 9Now for the network’s 33rd consecutive year of broadcasting. We say “Viva Las Vegas” to kick off the season when the NRL competition goes to the USA for the first time in history for a not-to-be-missed opening weekend. Each week viewers will get Thursday Night, Friday Night and Sunday Arvo NRL, mixed with the best magazine shows on offer both on the 9Network and 9Now. We look forward to working with the Australian Rugby League Commission to also bring viewers NRLW (including the Women’s State of Origin series), Indigenous and Maori All Stars, NSW and Queensland Cup games in 2024. Hosted by James Bracey and Danika Mason, the best lineup of rugby league commentators in the game will assemble on Nine’s Wide World of Sports for the 2024 NRL Telstra Premiership. Rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns, premiership-winning captains Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Brad Fittler, Paul Vautin, Paul Gallen, Darren Lockyer, and multiple premiership winners Phil Gould AM, Billy Slater and Sonny Bill Williams will provide the best insight and analysis there is. Mat Thompson, Brenton Speed and Peter Psaltis will call the action for NRL, in combination with hosts and sideline reporters Emma Lawrence, Marlee Silva and dual internationals Ruan Sims and Allana Ferguson. Straight off the field and onto NRL on Nine throughout the season will be the playing ambassadors Nathan Cleary, Millie Boyle, Adam Reynolds, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Reece Walsh, and Cameron Murray.

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State of Origin 2024

Nine’s Logie Award-winning State of Origin coverage goes to new heights in 2024 when the biggest sporting rivalry in Aussie sport is exclusive, live and free on Channel 9HD and 9Now. Offering unmatched drama and passion that captivates record-breaking audiences every year, fans can watch all three games in the State of Origin series, with additional camera angles on 9Now. The Queensland Maroons are gunning for a three-peat of series wins while the NSW Blues are desperate to restore state pride and bounce back by avoiding another heartbreaking defeat in the three-game series. With a lineup of the greatest players in Origin history to call the action, and unprecedented access to the players, coaches, team buses, sheds and team camps, there’s simply no place like Nine’s Wide World of Sports come Origin time.

Rugby

Super Rugby in 2024 shines a light on the best rugby players in the southern hemisphere when Wide World of Sports broadcast a weekly game for free across the 9Network. With the Brumbies, Waratahs, Reds, Force and Rebels taking on the might of New Zealand rugby powerhouses in the Crusaders and Chiefs, our emerging Wallabies will get their chance to show their talent leading into the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup in August and September. The Home of Rugby, Stan Sport, will broadcast every Super Rugby game ad-free, live and on demand. A commentary team of rugby union superstars and experts led by Roz Kelly, Nick McArdle and Michael Atkinson will include Sonny Bill Williams, Tim Horan, Justin Harrison, Allana Ferguson and Morgan Turinui, plus caller Sean Maloney. That makes Stan Sport and the 9Network the only place to be to watch the game they play in heaven once again in 2024.

The Masters

Tournament golf doesn’t get any bigger than The Masters, and in 2024 Wide World of Sports will present another thrilling instalment of one of the world’s greatest sporting events live and free from Augusta National. Aussies Jason Day and Cameron Smith have gone close to winning the coveted green jacket in recent years and will be hellbent on wearing it this time, but you never know what mighty Augusta will offer up for the best golfers in the world. The history, the challenge, the course, the drama, the legendary names etched in history – peerless Augusta has it all…

Sports Sunday

In an Olympic year, Sports Sunday steps it up a notch to cover every corner of the globe every week for the biggest moments and developing stories in sport. Available nationally on Channel 9, Sports Sunday is your hour of power to catch up on everything going on in the sporting world through an easily digestible lens. Host Roz Kelly is joined by former Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor, Gus Worland, Chloe Dalton and a star-studded rotating door of the biggest names in sport.

100% Footy

Home of the biggest opinions from those who count, 100% Footy saddles up in 2024 to provide rugby league lovers with the clearest picture in the never-ending news cycle of the National Rugby League. Host James Bracey is joined by Phil Gould and Paul Gallen, going toe to toe on all the biggest issues, with plenty of news from the mailbag thanks to Sydney Morning Herald NRL reporters Danny Weidler and Michael Chammas.

Sunday Footy Show NRL

Hosted by Danika Mason with rugby league legends Andrew Johns, Billy Slater and Brad Fittler, the NRL Sunday Footy Show in 2024 will cover all the action throughout the competition rounds and the finals. Special guests will dissect and discuss all the news and the big issues from the week, with special guests including Nathan Cleary, Adam Reynolds and Cameron Murray to preview each Sunday game on Channel 9HD and 9Now. And the biggest opinions from the biggest news breakers will be given on Inside the 10 with journalists Andrew Webster and Michael Chammas featuring on a rotating weekly panel.

The AFL Sunday Footy Show and Footy Classified

Australia’s longest running AFL program, The Sunday Footy Show, will return for its 32nd season in 2024. The panel will talk all things footy, meet high-profile guests and feature up-and-coming stars of the game. Plus, the hard-hitting Footy Classified returns to set the agenda for the 2024 season. Tune in to AFL football’s best breaking-news and analysis program every Monday and Wednesday night.

WNBL on 9Now

9Now jumps onto the court for women’s basketball this year when the WNBL 2023-24 season tips off on 9Now in November. With 2024 Paris Olympics selection for the Opals up for grabs, 9Now will provide the perfect destination for new and emerging fans of the WNBL to engage with the sport they love, at any time and on any device they choose.

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