Foxtel has officially launched its 2013 schedule. The majority of its shows had already been signalled by the pay TV company, such as the new drama series Devil’s Playground which reprises Fred Shepsi’s 1976 The Devil’s Playground.
Lifestyle Food will air Ask The Butcher, a show about meat while the Crime and Investigation Network will broadcast observational documentary Outback Coroner, a Screentime production exploring unexplained deaths in the outback.
A&E will air Aussie Pickers, hosted by Lucas Callaghan and Adam McDonald which turns old trash into restored treasures and produced by Shine Australia.
Foxtel also said Wentworth, a remake of the iconic drama Prisoner, and a FremantleMedia Australia production, would air in April as a 10 part series.
Chef Matt Moran will front From Paddock To Plate, exploring his country roots and local food produce in an ITV Studios production.
Overseas programs such as Dexter, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, The Colbert Report, The News Room and many more will also feature on various channels with new series to air.
Meanwhile, Foxtel also revealed it would be extending to 50 the number of channels that could be viewed on its Go service for iPad, and also launched the service for iPhone users. Fox Sports 1,2 and 3 are among the channels now available live on Go.
The company also announced it had signed movie deals to show the output of Disney and MGM Studios in a move whcih will begin to address recent consumer criticisms about changes to the channel lineup.