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From shorter seasons to the feel-good factor: the 5 TV trends we'll see in 2021

From shorter seasons to the feel-good factor: the 5 TV trends we'll see in 2021

After the coronavirus pandemic triggered a year of turmoil, networks are adjusting to new viewer demands.

  • by Michael Lallo

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Good Weekend's 40 Australians Who Mattered: Film and TV

Good Weekend's 40 Australians Who Mattered: Film and TV

Melissa Leong, a new co-host of MasterChef Australia, bonded with contestants and audiences thanks to humility and honesty. Plus Bluey and producer Bruna Papandrea.

  • by Karl Quinn
'Selling the notion of a happier life': Why we love real estate shows

'Selling the notion of a happier life': Why we love real estate shows

Our obsession with TV property programs is about much more than practical DIY tips.

  • by Michael Lallo
In a decade of reality television, have we learned anything at all?

In a decade of reality television, have we learned anything at all?

In the past 10 years, we've revelled in and cringed at the likes of Married at First Sight, Junior MasterChef and The Masked Singer. Where will the format take us in the next 10?

  • by Craig Mathieson
MasterChef contestant Ben Ungermann to fight sexual assault charges

MasterChef contestant Ben Ungermann to fight sexual assault charges

Mr Ungermann will fight the charges against him during a seven-day hearing in which witnesses - including the 16-year-old alleged victim - will give evidence.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Can Australian Idol 2.0 replicate the success of the original?

Can Australian Idol 2.0 replicate the success of the original?

Television talent quests are not new, but Seven is banking on an early 2000s classic to revive its ratings fortunes.

  • by Michael Idato
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Is SAS Australia the most brutal reality TV show we've seen?

Is SAS Australia the most brutal reality TV show we've seen?

Seven's new celebrity reality series takes the genre to a new extreme – and it's already proving a remarkable hit.

  • by Robert Moran
Aussie celebs join SAS: Who dares, ends up beaten, bruised and bloody

Aussie celebs join SAS: Who dares, ends up beaten, bruised and bloody

The Australian version of the hit UK show throws some pampered celebrities into a gruelling two-week course that only the fittest will survive.

  • by Karl Quinn
‘We want them to succeed, not fail’: Junior MasterChef returns

‘We want them to succeed, not fail’: Junior MasterChef returns

After the grown-up version of MasterChef drew its biggest audiences in years, 10 hopes its kid-focused spin-off will also be a hit.

  • by Michael Lallo
Seven lines up superstar Mariah Carey for The Voice

Seven lines up superstar Mariah Carey for The Voice

The network recently stole the show from under the nose of rival network Nine, which had broadcast it for nine seasons.

  • by Stephen Brook and Samantha Hutchinson
Reality TV kingpins Mark and Carl Fennessy step down from Endemol Shine

Reality TV kingpins Mark and Carl Fennessy step down from Endemol Shine

The pair are passing on the reins to former SBS executive Peter Newman.

  • by Broede Carmody