Ten’s upcoming content slate for 2022: Survivor, Gogglebox, I’m a Celebrity, and Hunted

2022 will see Ten’s key tentpole primetime formats such as Survivor Australia, Gogglebox, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Amazing Race, and The Bachelor franchise return to screens, while some formats are back as usual, others are getting a major shakeup.

The content slate, announced at Ten’s 2022 Upfronts today, was headlined by new series, Hunted, a social experiment which sees everyday Australians go on the run, attempting to avoid a team of expert hunters who are determined to track them down.

On top of that, there’s also a new series, Would I Lie To You? Australia – based on the UK format, which will see host Chrissie Swan direct two teams – captained by comedians Chris Taylor and Frank Woodley – as they try to hoodwink each other with tall and twisted tales, it’s up to viewers to separate the truth from the fiction.

On 3 January, Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown will return to the jungle for their eighth season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

Gogglebox is back in 2022

Following I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australian Survivor will return as Australian Survivor: Blood v Water, which will see players compete in pairs.

MasterChef Australia will return as MasterChef Australia: Foodies vs Favourites, which will see 12 foodies face off against a dozen of the best chefs that have cooked in the MasterChef kitchen, including Alvin Quah, Sarah Todd, Michael Weldon and Julie Goodwin. Once again, judges Melissa Leong, Jock Zonfrillo and Andy Allen will be returning.

Ten ViacomCBS, executive vice president and chief content officer, Beverley McGarvey told Mumbrella: “What we know from the research and the ratings is that the audiences love discovery, they like to see new talent, but they like to see familiar faces, and Foodies vs Favourites allows them to see their Julie Goodwins while also finding new people to engage with.

Ten ViacomCBS, executive vice president and chief content officer, Beverley McGarvey

“It’s important for us to have those consistent big brands, but also be adding fresh content for audiences and clients.”

In addition, Osher Günsberg is back at the helm for all the romance, drama, and rose ceremonies of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette Australia in 2022, followed by The Amazing Race Australia, and The Masked Singer, as well as First Dates Australia, Gogglebox, and Have You Been Paying Attention?


Ten ViacomCBS, SVP head of streaming, Liz Baldwin

The Cheap Seats will continue on Tuesday night’s with co-hosts Melanie Bracewell and Tim McDonald, along with The Dog House Australia, and The First Inventors which will see Rob Collins return as presenter.

In 2022, The Project enters its 13th year in 2022, six nights a week, while Amanda Keller, Chris Brown, Barry Du Bois and Miguel Maestre – are also suiting up for another season of The Living Room.

Ten ViacomCBS AUNZ, senior vice president, content and programming, Daniel Monaghan, added: “Over the past 18 months we’ve grown our viewing share and once again proven ourselves to be leaders in escapist entertainment across all platforms. Our linear free-to-air channels boast the youngest audience of any commercial network, with 30% of our viewers under 39. Not only that, but we also have the most female audience – an astonishing 61% – of any commercial network in Australia.

“I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Australian Survivor, MasterChef Australia, The Masked Singer Australia, The Project, Gogglebox Australia and Have You Been Paying Attention? continue to rule the under 50s demographic and dominate the national conversation.

“This year Ten has also attracted its biggest ever digital audience, with minutes viewed on 10 Play up 10% year-on-year.”

Ten ViacomCBS, chief sales officer, Rod Prosser told Mumbrella: “We’ve got close to 4.5 million registered active users.”

On the multi-channel front, 10 Bold will see many shows returning in 2022 – like Star Trek: Discovery, Law & Order: SVU, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Blue Bloods and Bull.

Meanwhile, 10 Peach will continue to provide ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s content, like Neighbours, The Big Bang Theory, Seinfeld and Friends.

Over on 10 Shake, sitcoms including, PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Blue’s Clues & You, The Loud House, The Thundermans and Game Shakers will return, while The Office US, South Park, Workaholics, Catfish, Comedy Central Roasts, Comedy Central Stand Up and Australian stand-up specials will also be available.

10 Play will be providing more exclusive programs including Australian Survivor, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, The Amazing Race Australia and The Masked Singer Australia.

10 Play will continue to provide behind-the-scenes content from series like Australian Survivor’s Talking Tribal and The Masked Singer’s Behind The Mask, as well as fast-tracked international series like Survivor: South Africa and Bachelor In Paradise US.

Ten’s upfront finally concluded with a reminder that The Bachelorette returns to screens tonight, with bisexual Brooke Blurton taking her shot at love for the show’s latest season.

In 2022, Ten will also launch 10 Speaks, which delivers a range of podcasts, including Football Companion, The Project, Short Black, Professor and the Hack, Cocktails and Roses, Australian Survivor: Talking Tribal and a true crime podcast.

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