My Mum Your Dad, Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars and a new Aussie drama from the makers of Underbelly

Nine has revealed its 2023 content slate, with key tentpole primetime formats such as Married At First Sight, The Block, Lego Masters and Travel Guides set return to screens, with a bevy of new formats also set to shake up the network’s programming in the new year.

The content slate, which was announced at Nine’s 2023 upfronts this afternoon, also previewed shows set to premiere late this year, headlined by parent-trap-esque reality dating show, My Mum Your Dad, real estate reality series Dream Listings and Country Home Rescue with Shaynna Blaze and Under Investigation with Liz Hayes.

On top of that, there’s Love Island Australia, Lego Masters Christmas, Paramedics, Snackmasters and more are all set to return later this year.

Adding to Nine’s growing reality lineup is new format My Mum Your Dad, which follows single parents looking for love, as their adult children secretly guide them through the perils of modern dating at a luxury retreat. Hosted by Kate Langbroek, viewers will watch as contestants help their parents to find their forever person.


Returning to Nine in 2023 include Parental Guidance, The Hundred with Andy Lee, Paramedics, Emergency, Million Dollar Murders, Australian Crime Stories: The Investigators, Frozen Planet II, Millionaire Hot Seat, Space Invaders, Country House Hunters Australia and Getaway.

Kate Langbroek is set to host new reality series My Mum Your Dad

Looking into 2022, Nine is expanding its culinary reality lineup with all new series, Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars.

The format will see celebrity chef Ramsay and business mogul Janine Allis mentor and guide competing teams who want to break into the food industry with the help of investors.

Contestants will need to pitch their concept to win a spot in the competition, before surviving high pressure challenges and intense grilling from their mentors. They’ll need to prove they have what it takes when it comes to service, marketing, branding and event management.

Produced by Endemol Shine Australia and Studio Ramsay Global, the show is based on the format already broadcasting in the UK and US.

The network will also add a new original adventure reality format created by Nine and Endemol Shine Australia, The Summit, placing a groups of strangers on a quest to summit the peak of a distant mountain in 14 day to win a share of $1 million.

Set in the Alps of New Zealand, contestants will need to work as a team to tack dangerous terrain and overcome challenges that block their path.

Hit format RPA is also set to join Nine’s programming, having previously given Australian viewers 17 years of access-all-areas insight into the inner workings of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.

Produced by McAvoy Media, the format will follow patients and hospital staff, capturing real-life moments and unfiltered emotions.

New special event series, Australia’s Most Identical, will see hosts Scott Cam and Dr Jana Pittman, both parents of twins, search for the nation’s most identical set of twins. Through a series of tests, 100 sets of twins will be put under the microscope until one pair is crown ‘Australia’s Most Identical’.

Rounding out a diverse set of new reality formats is Big Miracles, following 10 determined individuals and couples on their journey to fall pregnant in a story of hope, heartache and triumph.

Produced by Ronde Media, the series will showcase the miracle work of doctors, burses and scientists in the IVF process.

Also joining Nine’s lineup is Human Error, the new drama series that follows detective Holly O’Rourke and her homicide team in a murder investigation that threatens her career, family and her faith in justice.

The show, created by the talent behind Underbelly, Bump, Offspring and Love My Way, is produced by John Edwards, Dan Edwards, Greg Haddick and Samantha Winston with story consultant John Sylvester, of The Age.  Production will be led by Roadshow Rough Diamond with investment from Screen Australia and VicScreen.

Finally, the network will air a tribute to Australian legend Shane Warne over two big nights, with Warnie, a drama produced by Screentime, a Banijay company, in association with VicScreen. Cast announcements for the two-part event will be made soon.

Looking to sports and the Australian Open is set to return to Nine, along with every other Grand Slam tournament, with The 2023 Australian Open set to kick off on 16 January with a commentary line up that includes John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Lleyton Hewitt, Jelena Dokic, Dylan Alcott, Todd Woodbridge, Alicia Molik, Sam Smith and Casey Dellacqua and hosts James Bracey, Roz Kelly and Tony Jones.

The NRL will also see out its 32nd season on the Nine network with the 2023 NRL Telstra Premiership and NRLW season, as well as the Women’s State of Origin.

All three games of the men’s State of Origin will also air on Nine, with the network having added new camera angles to its coverage on 9Now.

The 2023 Rugby World Cup France will also be broadcast live and free on Nine, with every game also available on Stan Sport. Ahead of the World Cup, the Super Rugby Pacific and Rugby Championship will also be available on the network, as well as the woman’s games, with the network set to broadcast Wallaroos and SuperW games live.

In cricket, Nine will hold the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in October this year, with the competition also airing on the network in 2023 across October and November.

A Nine exclusive, the 2023 Ashes series will also be shown live and free on the Nine network and 9Now.

Other sports favourites returning to the network include the 20th FINA World Swimming Champions and the WNBL, as well as Sports Sunday, 100% Footy, The NRL Sunday Footy Show and The AFL Sunday Footy Show.

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