‘The Masked Singer.’
Community 10 is sticking to tried-and-true codecs subsequent yr, its schedule and funding in native content material unaffected by the pandemic-induced promoting downturn.
Whereas all the brand new and returning reveals unveiled right this moment had been commissioned earlier than the Federal Authorities’s media reforms scrapped the native content material sub-quotas, executives say that had no bearing on its technique for 2021.
New to the slate subsequent yr are Making It Australia, an adaptation of the NBCUniversal format, a neighborhood model of the UK’s The Canine Home and The First Inventors, a co-commission with NITV. See separate story.
The community continues to fee youngsters’s dramas, with the second collection of Jonathan M. Shiff Productions’ The Bureau of Magical Issues, the Stephen Jaggi Firm’s teen thriller drama Dive Membership (a co-commission with Netflix) and a 3rd present but to be introduced. All will premiere on 10 Shake.
“We’ll ship a 50-week schedule subsequent yr,” Daniel Monaghan, 10 ViacomCBS head of programming, advised IF. “The market has realized methods to make reveals in a COVID-safe setting and has created a ‘bubble’ for every manufacturing.
“We gained’t change our commissioning construction as we have now a lot in manufacturing. There are plenty of reveals we do with rankings in thoughts, with out fascinated with how they contribute to the quotas.”
Other than Fremantle’s Neighbours, the one Australian scripted reveals within the line-up are the beforehand introduced second seasons of Hoodlum Leisure’s 5 Bedrooms and Pablo Footage and Princess Footage’ comedy Keep Married.
Because of the pandemic, filming was halted on the 4-part thriller With Intent (previously Breathless), created by Neighbours government producer Jason Herbison for 10 and the UK’s Channel 5.
Manufacturing remains to be on maintain however will resume when Fremantle is ready to carry again former EastEnders star Charlie Brooks from the UK, with the intention to ship in mid-2021.
The 260 half-hour episodes of Neighbours are value 195 factors so the broadcaster will simply meet the annual native content material quota of 250 factors, with the steadiness coming from 5 Bedrooms, the youngsters’s dramas and documentaries.
The community has not dominated out renewing Lingo Footage’ The Secrets and techniques She Retains after the psychological thriller starring Downton Abbey‘s Laura Carmichael and Jessica De Gouw carried out effectively at dwelling and in primetime within the UK on BBC1.
Warner Bros Australia and BBC Studios’ Dancing with the Stars gained’t return and Screentime’s Taking part in for Retains wasn’t renewed.
Kicking off the yr on January 3 will probably be ITV Studios’ stalwart I’m a Superstar…Get Me Out Of Right here!, set someplace within the Australian Outback, adopted by Eureka Productions’ The Wonderful Race Australia, which is now filming.
‘The Wonderful Race Australia.’
Submit Easter, Endemol Shine Australia’s MasterChef Australia will debut, adopted later within the yr by Warner Bros’ The Masked Singer Australia, Australian Survivor, The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia.
The factual/gentle leisure slate contains extra helpings of Screentime’s Hughesy We Have a Downside; ESA’s Gogglebox and Ambulance Australia; EQ Media Group’s Todd Sampson’s BodyHack; and Working Canine Productions’ Have You Been Paying Consideration?. Additionally returning are The Venture, CJZ’s Bondi Rescue and McAvoy Media’s Territory Cops.
Beverley McGarvey, chief content material officer and government VP of ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand, mentioned: “Regardless of the apparent challenges, this yr has been a remarkably profitable yr for 10 ViacomCBS.
“Not solely are we the one industrial community rising its viewers, we have now additionally had the largest prime time industrial shares in key demographics since 2011.
“We’ve cemented our place as leaders in escapist leisure and delivered a 50-week schedule to our key goal market of underneath 50s.
“Our established suite of reveals has seen our linear free to air channels get pleasure from an unimaginable 11 per cent progress and generated extra high common applications in key demographics than some other broadcaster.”
On the digital Upfronts McGarvey introduced Australian Unique reveals will premiere on Paramount+, ViacomCBS’s rebranded and revamped SVOD platform which launches in 2021. She foreshadowed additional information on that within the coming weeks.