TEN unveils summer programming

By David Knox

Nov 12, 2009

Here comes Supernatural, Californication, The Office and more 7pm Project.

Channel TEN has released its summer schedule and it is bringing back many television favourites to our screens.

Supernatural fans are in for a treat with the latest series of Sam and Dean's adventures. Set to appear this season is one Paris Hilton, appearing as herself, and a "Changing Channels" episode in which the boys wind up in a sitcom, and CSI and Grey's Anatomy parodies.

The new series of Californication is due, with guest stars including Kathleen Turner and Aussie ex-pat Rick Springfield.

The Office finally wins an early time slot, set to screen at 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Cleveland Show will premiere, Seth MacFarlane's spin-off from Family Guy. The animated series only premiered in the US in September. TEN also has the new comedy Accidentally on Purpose featuring Jenna Elfman, Jon Foster, Grant Show and Ashley Jensen.

If that's not enough comedy, there's new Futurama with "Bender's Game" to be segmented into episodes plus repeats of Rules of Engagement.

US drama White Collar premieres after the Celebrity MasterChef Australia finale. It sees Matt Bomer star as con-man Neal Caffrey, who escapes from prison but is caught by his nemesis, FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay). The two will work together to try and catch other elusive criminals in exchange for Caffrey's freedom.

Other US dramas with new episodes are Law and Order and Numb3rs.

TEN will also repeat popular titles including The Simpsons, Merlin, Little Britain USA, Bondi Vet, Lie to Me and Law and Order: CI.

There will be new episodes of Glee, Don't Forget the Lyrics and even the US version of Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

Neighbours will wrap up on December 4th.

But by far the biggest surprise is a one-hour episode of the 7pm Project that will air on both Mondays and Fridays, throughout December and January. TEN is keen to take advantage of shifts in lifestyles and softer programming to see the show win new viewers.

Whilst there is less pressure on shows to perform over summer, they still have to pay their way. Shows can still get pulled from schedules during the non-ratings period.

TEN will be hoping it's just given us plenty to keep us entertained.

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  • samandtasha Nov 18, 2009

    i guess that ten has finally realized that in the heat that we get over summer tv is sometimes a good option because of air-con and now theres something worth watching on the box

  • buckmana Nov 16, 2009

    There's only one (well, one current) show on this network that I want to see, H2O: Just Add Water.

    I've long given up waiting for repeats of the other2 Ten series I want to see.

  • raseberrie Nov 16, 2009

    Can't wait for White Collar, Matt is soooo hot

  • casabonita83 Nov 16, 2009

    Great to see The Office get a early timeslot

  • hot_babe101 Nov 14, 2009

    YEAHH for supernatural Changing Channels - funniest episode ive ever seen!

  • tv_buffy_addict Nov 13, 2009

    Yay for Supernatural!! i watched a bit of the 'changing channels' episode and it was awesome.

  • bellagirl_008 Nov 13, 2009

    all good except the cleveland show

  • amazing_race Nov 13, 2009

    Great to get Lie To Me back and I can't wait for The Cleveland Show, should be good!

  • NatalieAttard Nov 13, 2009

    Supernatural!!!!!!!!! Woo Hoo!!! Can't wait for it!!!!!!!!!!

  • huntercal Nov 13, 2009

    YES! the office is finally getting a timeslot that it deserves. Do the right thing Australians and give this hilarious show a shot!

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