Ten announces ‘bold, irreverent, fresh, innovative and noisy’ reality series

Ten has announced four new reality and contestant shows slated for 2012.

The shows include I Will Survive: Priscilla, Everybody Dance Now, Come Date With Me and Don’t Tell The Bride which Ten believe are the “perfect mix of shiny floor shows, human drama and storytelling”.

Produced by FremantleMedia Australia, I Will Survive: Priscilla will be aims to find Australia’s next singer/dancer/actor destined for Broadway.

Contestants will travel from Sydney to Alice Springs on the famous Priscilla bus performing and competiting in outback Australia.

Everybody Dance Now, also to be produced by FremantleMedia Australia, will see two celebrity captains with a troupe of amateur and professional dancers of all ages compete in multi-disciplinary dance offs.

Come Date With Me, produced by Granada Media Australia, who produced Please Marry My Boy and Four Weddings blends dating and dining.

Endimol Southern Star will produce Don’t Tell the Bride. The premise will see the control a Bride has over her wedding taken away from her, from her dress to the cake and the location, and put in her husband’s hand.

David Mott, Ten’s chief programming officer said: “This year we have deliberately set out to re-invigorate our schedule and firmly position TEN as the home of entertainment.”

“These four new programs are bold, irreverent, fresh, innovative and noisy.”

“Never before have we had so many new and dynamic shows to offer Australian audiences. It’s an exciting time for us and we look forward to seeing these shows come to life throughout the year.”

Ten recently also announced reality shows The Shire, Being Lara Bingle and The Living Room.

The news comes the day after Ten announced a worrying set of half year financial results.


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