The Masked Singer Australia, The Bachelor Franchise and Dancing with The Stars are set to return to Channel 10 in 2020.
At the network’s annual upfronts on Thursday, a host of popular programs were given the green light for return seasons, while other shows appeared to be axed.
The once struggling network released one if its biggest announcement in recent years, including confirmation of another pilot week next year.
Back in 2020! The Masked Singer, The Bachelor franchise and Dancing with The Stars are set to return to Channel 10 following the network’s upfront announcement on Thursday
The Bachelor, Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise were all safe for 2020, and will continue to be hosted by Osher Günsberg.
Jonathan LaPaglia will also return to host Australian Survivor: All Stars, while Julia Morris and Chris Brown will be back for season six of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Fans of Dancing With The Stars can rejoice with Amanda Keller and Grant Denyer back to present the celebrity dance contest.
The Masked Singer Australia will also return after the network recently confirmed all the judges, including American actress Lindsay Lohan.
MasterChef Australia is also back and this time with three new judges – Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo – to replace George Calombaris, Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan.
Returning: The Masked Singer is among the shows set to come back in 2020. This comes after they recently confirmed all the judges, including American actress Lindsay Lohan, will return
NEW AND RETURNING CHANNEL 10 SHOWS
Australian Survivor All Stars
Bachelor In Paradise
Celebrity Name Game
Dancing With The Stars
Have You Been Paying Attention?
Hughesy, We Have A Problem
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
The Bachelor and Bachelorette
The Living Room
The Masked Singer Australia
The Secrets She Keeps
Todd Sampson’s BodyHack
Trial By Kyle
Back on the dance floor: Fans of Dancing With The Stars can rejoice with Amanda Keller and Grant Denyer (pictured) back to present the celebrity dance contest
POTENTIALLY AXED CHANNEL 10 SHOWS
Sunday Night Takeaway
Friday Night Rove
Show Me the Movie
My Life is Murder
Comedies returning for another season include panel shows such as Have You Been Paying Attention? Hughesy We Have A Problem.
Drunk History, Kinne Tonight and Taboo have also been given the green light for next year.
Notable shows missing from the announcement were Sunday Night Takeaway, Friday Night Rove, Show Me the Movie, Changing Rooms, My Life is Murder and Mr. Black.
In terms of Australian made drama favourites such as Five Bedrooms, Playing for Keeps and How to Stay Married have been renewed for 2020.
More laughs! Comedies returning for another season include panel shows such as Have You Been Paying Attention? (pictured) and Hughesy We Have A Problem
Casting away again: Jonathan LaPaglia (pictured) will also return to host Australian Survivor: All Stars
Audiences can also expect to see another new drama, The Secrets She Keeps, air after its 2019 debut was pushed back to next year.
The network’s Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey said in a statement on TV Tonight: ‘A year ago we talked about cementing our position as leaders in escapist entertainment and promised we would have differentiated flagship content targeting our key target market of under 50s – 50 weeks a year.’
‘We delivered on that promise and Australians responded. We’ve seen year-on- year TV share growth in all key demographics since August.
More drama: Playing for Keeps starring Olympia Valance, Madeleine West, Annie Maynard, Isabella Giovinazzo and Cece Peters (pictured left to right) will be back in 2020
She noted that the network’s digital platform and online news site has delivered record numbers, while the 10 Speaks podcast has been successful.
‘This year we’ve successfully added new, multi-platform content that will grow in the years to come, including The Masked Singer Australia, Dancing With The Stars and Five Bedrooms,’ she said.
‘In 2020, our content will be everywhere – across all platforms – creating a playground that will ensure our shows connect with Australian’s like never before and get all of Australia talking,’ Ms McGarvey said.
Another season: Local drama Five Bedrooms – starring Roy Joseph, Doris Younane, Kate Jenkinson, Kat Stewart and Steve Peacocke (pictured left to right) – was also given the green light for 2020