The channel will feature local and global content. And it will launch on December 1. First-run international shows include Guy’s Grocery Games, Food Network Star and Iron Chef America. Much-loved UK chef, Gordon Ramsay will also appear on the channel.
Reheated local shows include My Kitchen Rules, Better Homes And Gardens, Zumbo’s Just Desserts and Anh Does Vietnam.
Seven announced the new channel at today’s Allfronts presentation of shows for 2019. The network announced four new dramas, Between Two Worlds, Australian Gangster, and Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries.
Created by Bevan Lee (Packed to the Rafters, A Place To Call Home, All Saints), Between Two Worlds is described as a high-concept contemporary drama series about two disparate and disconnected worlds. Seven’s head of drama, Julie McGauran says “no-one tells stories like Bevan”. Adds director of programming, Angus Ross: “Beven writes for the heartland of Australia.
Australian Gangster is a two-part crime drama, which McGauran describes as a “roller coaster ride”. “It’s dangerous and never lets up,” she says. Meanwhile, Secret Bridesmaids’ Business has been billed as “Bridesmaids (the movie) meets Fatal Attraction”.
MKR will be back for its 10th season. And as a bonus for fans, Seven will screen an additional series later in the year, billed as “special anniversary series”.
Also announced was The Super Switch, a new take on The Seven Year Switch. In 2019, all the couples split into two mansions, transforming the experiment into a shared experience. “It’s going to be very noisy. And we’re going to elevate it to 7.30pm,” Ross says.
Other series include The Proposal, which Ross called “The Bachelor on steroids”. “This is one of the most bonkers of shows to come out of the US,” he says.
And Seven will also launch Ladies’ Night, the female version of the one-off show featuring well-known faces, The Real Full Monty. “My prediction is this will be even bigger than The Real Full Monty,” Ross says.