Network TEN has revealed some of its highlights for 2011 as part of a five-city network road tour by network executives.
TEN revealed its programming slate to sponsors in Perth on Monday night, Adelaide on Tuesday, with Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to follow.
Among the new Australian shows for 2011 are The Renovators, a mega-sized reality renovating show in which aspiring designers will make-over six separate homes, culminating in a live-to-air auction.
Class Of is a new factual series that will follow an under-performing class of kids and seek to turn them into one of the best classrooms in the nation.
Don't Stop Believing, already announced, is a Glee-inspired series set to take up the space vacated by Australian Idol and So You Think You Can Dance Australia. It brings together singing and dancing choirs and vocal groups in a huge performance show.
A new locally-produced thriller Inside Out could become the network's next drama series. Inspired by the long-running success of Prisoner, it tells the story of an innocent woman thrown in jail, who comes to realise getting even is the best revenge.
New US titles for 2011 include the remake of Hawaii Five-0 starring Aussie Alex O'Loughlin. The CBS drama is tipped to be one of the big hits of the US fall season. Blue Bloods, from the writers of The Sopranos, stars Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, as a multi-generational family drama about New York cops who’ll stop at nothing to see justice served.
Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell star as two colourful Las Vegas lawyers who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients in The Defenders. There are also two new US comedies Raising Hope and Mixed Signals.
Returning US shows include NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Lie To Me, Merlin, The Good Wife, House, Glee, Modern Family and the Law and Order franchise. Aussie shows to return include MasterChef Australia, 7pm Project, Talkin' 'bout Your Generation, Good News Week, Bondi Rescue, Bondi Vet, Recruits and The Biggest Loser: Families will also air. The network is yet to make a decision on Rush, which is still midway through its current season.
Chief programming officer David Mott said: "So far this year, we've delivered three big new hits with Glee, Modern Family and Undercover Boss. We also remain the leader in 'big event TV' with the most talked-about program in Australian television history, MasterChef Australia, surpassing all previous records.
"Next year will be even bigger and better with more bold formats in store. In 2011, we’ll create more 'big event' TV moments, deliver more laughs with the best local and international comedies, we'll screen the most exciting light entertainment formats and we’ll have the best mix of drama from Australia and around the world."