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Home and Away, often referred to as H&A as well, is a long-running Australian soap opera written for television. The show is set in the fictional seaside town of Summer Bay in New South Wales, where Tom and Pippa Fletcher run a caravan park together with their six foster children. Home and Away premiered in 1988 and has since then become the second-longest drama series on Australian TV, exceeded only by the immensely popular show Neighbours. Home and Away is well-known for creating story lines around both everyday topics, like foster children and teenage problems, and more controversial themes, like abortion, addiction and domestic violence. The show has been exported to more than eighty countries, turning it into one of Australia's most successful media products of all time. Neighbours is an Australian soap opera written for television and created by Reg Watson, who was also responsible for series such as Prisoner and Sons & Daughters. The objective of the series is to show realistic depictions of everyday life's stories, lived by both relatable adults and teenagers. Neighbours is set in the fictional town of Erinsborough, in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Victoria, and initially focused on the lives of three befriended families, the Clarks, the Ramsays and the Robinsons. The show aired for the first time in 1985 and has since then become the longest-running Australian drama series. Neighbours was sold to more than sixty countries and was introduced into the Logies Hall of Fame in 2005. Action Gotham is an American crime series revolving around the fictional city of Gotham, the home of Batman and many other characters developed by DC Comics, including Catwoman, the Penguin and the Riddler. The show principally focuses on a young Gotham City Police Department rookie called James Gordon and a wealthy young man called Bruce Wayne whose both parents were murdered and who is taken care of by his butler Alfred Pennyworth now. Gotham is considered part of the hugely popular Batman-franchise as it explores the earlier years of Gotham's most famous inhabitant, Bruce Wayne also known as Batman. Most of the series acclaimed and high quality visual material is recorded in New York City. Utopia is a British conspiracy thriller and action drama series written for television by Dennis Kelly, who also wrote the BBC Three sitcom Pulling and Matilda the Musical. The series is about a group of people who, through a series of events, end up with a manuscript called The Utopia Experiments which supposedly contains predictions of the worst disasters of the last century. An obscure organisation called The Network is also desperately after the same manuscript, though. Utopia features an abundance of British acting talent including Fiona O-Shaughnessy (Nina Forever, The Living and The Dead) as Jessica Hyde, Alexandra Roach (Anna Karenina, No Offence) as Becky, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits, Houdini and Doyle) as Ian. The show has also won several awards, including an International Emmy for Best Drama Series and a four RTS Craft & Design Awards. Crime Blindspot is an American dramsa series written for television and revolving around a mysterious lady who turns up naked and without any memories of her past in Times Square, New York City. She is initially referred to as “Jane Doe”, because she does not even remember her own name. The FBI takes her into protective custody while they investigate her identity, and they soon discover that her many tattoos contain clues to crimes that need resolving. Blindspot does a good job at creating an intriguing mystery and the show has been well-received by many critics. The first season immediately became the top-rated new show in the segment for adults between the ages of 18 and 49 during the fall season of 2015. Fargo is an American drama series written for television and often referred to as well as a “black comedy-crime drama”. The series is based on the 1996 movie of the same name which was written and directed by the Coen brothers. Joel and Ethan Coen, four-time Academy Award winners, are also involved in this show as executive producers. The story takes place in and around the small town of Bemidji, in Minnesota, where a strange drifter (Billy Bob Thornton) arrives and starts to influence the local community in a deceiving and voilent way. Insurance salesman Lester (portrayed by Martin Freeman) is particularly affected by his ways. At the same time the local police force, in the person of Deputy Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman) and office Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks) investigate a series of homicides that might be connected to Lester and the strange drifter Lorne Malvo. Homeland is an American thriller series written for television, and based on the acclaimed Israeli series Prisoners of War. The show revolves around CIA officer Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes), brilliant at her work but suffering from bipolar personality disorder, and US Marine Nicholas Brody (played by Damian Lewis), a sniper for the Corps who at the start of the series is freed after 8 years of captivity by Al Qaeda and who is suspected of having been "turned" by the enemy in an attempt to attack the United States on home soil. Homeland ?has received high praise from the critics and the series has received numerous awards and nominations. These include, amongst many others, back-to-back Golden Globes for Best Television in the Drama category, as well as Emmy Awards for both protagonists. House of Bond is an Australian drama mini-series written for television and consisting of two parts. It is a fictionalised account of the life of Australian businessman Alan Bond, who passed away on the 5th of June, 2015. During his lifetime, Bond was central to several high-profile happenings and dealings, including the financing of the successful challenge to the 1983 America's Cup, his central role in the WA, Inc scandal that caused the loss of hundreds of millions of public Australian dollars, and a criminal conviction resulting in four years of jail time. House of Bond features an extraordinarily talented cast, including Packed to the Rafters-star Ben Mingay (as Alan Bond), Hollywood regular Rachael Taylor (as Diana Bliss) and ?renowned New Zealand actor Sam Neill (as Roland Rowland). The Blacklist is an American crime series written for television that revolves around multinational criminal mastermind Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) after he surrenders voluntarily to the FBI who have been after him for decades. Red possesses a list of high profile criminals around the world and he offers to give them all up in return for immunity from prosecution. He has one condition though, namely that he wants to work exclusively with a rookie profiles called Elizabeth Keen. The Blacklist has become an international television success, with the performance of James Spader as Red Reddington often being especially lauded by the critics. The series follows a relatively fixed format, but the over-reaching story arcs of the main characters provide plenty of twists and turns as the story of Red and Elizabeth evolves and deepens as time goes on. Drama Love Child is an Australian drama series written for television and created by Heartbreak High's Sarah Lambert. The series is set at the end of 1960's and in the 1970's, and revolves around the comings and goings of the staff and residents at the Kings Cross Hospital and Sydney's Stanton House, two fictional locations. The story is inspired by the stories of forced adoption in Australia, where unmarried mothers were forced to put their newborn up for adoption, something for which former Australian PM Julia Gillard apologised publicly. Love Child was a commercial success from the first episode onwards, something that is illustrated by the numerous awards and award nominations the show has received over the years. These include three Logie Awards and Golden Nymph Award nominations for Best Drama Series and Best Actor in a Drama Series (Jonathan LaPaglia). Madam Secretary is an American political drama series written for television and mainly focuses on Elizabeth McCord, the highly capable intelligent newly appointed Secretary of State for the United States of America. She is married to Henry McCord who no longer has a mother, but who comes from a large family living in Pittsburgh. Madam Secretary was co-produced by the actor Morgan Freeman, who also has a minor guest role in a few episodes. Other famous guest appearances include Madeleine Albright, the first real-life United States Secretary of State, and Bob Schieffer, a former moderator for Face the Nation. Over the years the show has received several prestigious nominations, including for the People's Choice Awards and the Publicists Guild of America. Masters of Sex is an American drama series written for television and inspired by author Thomas Maier's biography of two American sexologists (Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson) called the same name as the series. In the television series Dr. Masters is portrayed by Welsh actor Michael Sheen, while American actress Lizzie Caplan, known from movies such as Cloverfield and Mean Girls, takes on the role of Virginia Johnson. Masters of Sex revolves around the pioneering research of the human sexuality by Masters and Johnson between the 50's and the early 70's, and ?the relationship that grew between the two over that period. The acclaimed show has won numerous awards over the years, including an Emmy Award, two Critics' Choice Television Awards and an AFI Award. Masters of Sex has also been nominated for, amongst many more, for two Golden Globes and four Satellite Awards. Midsomer Murders is a British crime and detective series about Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, and in later seasons about his cousin Chief Inspector John Barnaby, played by Neil Dudgeon. The series is inspired by the book series about Chief Inspector Barnaby, written by Caroline Graham. Midsomer Murders is set in the picturesque villages of the fictional county of Midsomer. As a result of the setting the whole series has a very strong and authentic rural English feel to it, which has been explained as one of the reasons for its popularity. The regular moments of black comedy and the contrast of gruesome murders taking place against the backdrop of idyllic English villages have been cited as other major reasons for the success of Midsomer Murders. Nowhere Boys is an Australian drama series written for television and for a teenage audience. The first two seasons of the show revolve around a group of four very different year ten students, goth Felix, nerd Andy, golden boy Sam and jock Jake, and the adventures their adventures. During a class trip to a forest the four of them are unwillingly grouped together, and they spend a terrifying night in the forest after getting lost. When they return home they find out that they have come back to a parallel universe in which they have never been born. Nowhere Boys is an entertaining mix of mystery and drama fitting for both teenagers as well as more adult viewers. Since the premier of the first episode in November 2013 the show has been the recipient of numerous awards and nominations, including two Logies for Most Outstanding Children's Program. The Coroner is a British daytime drama series consisting of 20 episodes and revolving around Jane Kennedy, a coroner in the fictional town of Lighthaven in South Devon. Jane works together with Davey Higgins, a Detective Sergeant in the local police department and her childhood sweetheart who broke her heart. Together they investigate unusual homicide cases. The Coroner combines both drama and humour, which is considered one of the reasons for its success. The main characters, Jane and Davey, and their relationship are inspired by the characters of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey in the movie classic "Adams Rib". Filming of the series took place in and around Devon, Great Britain, including popular coastal towns like Dartmouth, Torquay and Paignton. The Halycon is a British drama series written for television about a prestigious five-star hotel in London, Great Britain, in 1940 as World War II is in full course. The idea behind the series is to show the impact of the war on life in London from a more civilian point of view. It focuses on members of different social groups in London society and on how the wat influences their work, their relationships and their everyday lives. The Halycon was recorded at the West London Film Studios, though 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, the former Land Registry Building, served as the exterior of the set. Several critics have referred to The Halycon as a modern-day and more energetic Downton Abbey, the hugely successful British historical period drama TV series. Wanted is an Australian drama series written for television and created by New Zealand actress Rebecca Gibney (Packed to the Rafters, The Flying Doctors, The Dressmaker). The story is about two complete strangers who get involved in a fatal carjacking and are subsequently forced into a police chase throughout the country in a car full of cash. Wanted more than once provokes a Thelma and Louise-ish feeling as Lola (Rebecca Gibney) and Chelsea (Geraldine Hakewill) embark on a frenzied road trip on the run from the Australian authorities. The show also features Home and Away star Stephen Peacocke (portraying Detective Josh Levine), Love Child's Ryan Corr (as Chris Murphett) and Award-winning comedian Nicholas Bell (in the role of Ray Stanton). Wolfblood is a British-German fantasy drama television show produced for a teenage audience and created by Debbie Moon (The Sparticle Mystery, Hinterland). The series focuses on a species called wolfbloods, creatures that look human during the daytime and who turn into wolves at dusk every day. Specifically the central theme of the show is the problems the wolfbloods face trying to hide their secret in their daily life. Wolfblood quickly garnered appraisal from audiences and critics alike, something that is illustrated by the numerous award nominations and wins the show received over the years. These include a Royal Television Society Award for Best Children's Drama, a British Academy Children's Award for Best Children's Writer, and a British Screenwriters' Award in the category Best British Children's Television. Game Shows Australian Survivor is an Australian reality game show that originated from the original American and internationally hugely popular show Survivor. The premise for the Australian version is very much comparable to the one of other international versions of the show. A group of people is left to survive on their own ?in a deserted location, such as Whaler's Way on the Southern Australian Eyre Peninsula, or Upolu on Samoa. The participants in the Survivor need to complete challenges in order to get rewards to help them survive on their own, and to win immunity from elimination from the show. The participants vote amongst each other until the ""Sole Australian Survivor"" is left to take home the A$500'000 cash prize. Million Dollar Minute is an Australian quiz show written for television and hosted first by Simon Reeve (Weekend Sunrise, It's Academic) and later by Grant Denyer (Family Feud, Carols in the Domain). The quiz consists of four buzzer rounds between three contestants, each of which begins the game with 15 points. Throughout the rounds points can be won and lost by all contestants, and the player with most points at the end advances to the Million Dollar Minute. Million Dollar Minute turned out to be a popular show on Australian TV, and the format was exported to New Zealand and Vietnam as well. There have also been several special episodes in which, for example, celebrities played for points only or for donations to charities of their choice. My Kitchen Rules is an Australian competitive cooking-based TV reality show in which teams of two people are being challenged and pitched against each other to turn an ordinary home into a full-blown restaurant for one day. Each team prepares a three-course meal for the panel of My Kitchen Rules-judges and the other team, who will rate the cooking team's performance. Initially each episode would focus on two teams going head-to- head to see who would progress to the next round and who would be eliminated. Over the years the format of the show has been adapted, and the risk of direct elimination after one episode was removed to make place for a more elaborate and long-term scoring system, including special Rounds, Finals round and the Grand Final. This show is actually the eleventh season of the popular Australian television show The Biggest Loser, which is based on the American series of the same name. The Biggest Loser is a reality show revolving around overweight contestants competing to lose the most weight and to get their hands on a cash prize. The Biggest Loser Australia: Transformed adopted a slightly different format in comparison to the other seasons of the show. Amongst other changes is the introduction of two trainers instead of one, resulting in the teams of contestants being split into two teams of eight, and the introduction of “Mind Sessions, during which the contestants discuss their mental and physical state with a weight management psychologist. This season is also the first one in which viewers can cast votes during the Grand Final. Love & Dating Adam Looking For Eve is a Dutch dating and reality show written for television and created by serial reality TV producer Reinout Oerlemans (Who Wants to Marry my Son?, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition). Every season of the show is shot at an exotic location, the first season for shot on the Pearl Islands of Panama for example, and all participants in the show are completely naked during the running of the season. The format for Adam Looking For Eve proved very popular and was subsequently sold to more than 10 other territories, including Spain, where the show is called Adán y Eva, Germany, where it is called Adam Sucht Eva, and Australia, where the original Dutch version is broadcast with English subtitles. Dating Naked is an Australian combination of a reality show and a dating game for television in which participants go on dates with each other while being completely nude during a major part of the show. The nudity is largely censored, while the host is generally clothed. The recording location of Dating Naked varies per season and usually consists of an exotic location, such as a Panamanian island or Bora Bora. Dating Naked is in an essence a typical reality dating show, but the nudity factor gives it some edge. While some might consider it too revealing, others argue that it allows for a new type of creativity from the creators' point of view. The show has been sold to several other countries and markets, including Brazil, Canada and the United Kingdom. Seven Year Switch is an Australian reality show for TV that is based on the American series of the same name. Each season of the show features four married couple who are experiencing difficulties in terms of their relationships. During a 14-day period each participant is matched with a person from another couple, and during these 14 days there are no rules. All couples are reunited at the end of this period, after which each of them has to decide to stay together or go their separate ways. Seven Year Switch quickly garnered a following amongst the Australian television-viewing audience, and it has more than once been referred to as a “guilty pleasure”. The show deals with a lot of common relationship issues, such as the life-work balance, finances and marriage dreams, which makes it relatable for so many people. The Bachelorette is an American reality dating game show that is written for television and which is a spin-off of the show The Bachelor. The rules of the game have also been taken from The Bachelor. The show revolves around one single woman, the bachelorette, and a group of 25 or 30 men from which the bachelorette may or may not choose a husband at the end of each season. The Bachelorette usually features a losing female contestant from the previous season of The Bachelor as the protagonist of the season. The show was an instant success and was subsequently sold to be broadcast in numerous other territories, including Australa, New Zealand and Germany. The Last Resort is an Australian reality series for television that takes place on a tropical island. There, five couples who have been together for a long time will be taking part in a social experiment with the objective of trying to solve the problems in their relationships, such as infidelity, intimacy and trust issues. They spend a month on the island together with some of Australia's leading relationship experts, after which each couple has to decide to stay together or each go their separate ways. The Last Resort has been likened to another Australian reality show called Seven Year Switch, as both shows focus on couples trying one last time to save their troubled relationships. The Last Resort, in a very public and raw way, deals with relatable issues that are often kept quiet by many couples, such as betrayal, insecurity and broken families. Series Since the 29th of May 1996 Australian Story has been aired weekly as a reality documentary series for national Australian television. Every week since the start of the show Caroline Jones has presented the stories of Australians from all backgrounds and walks of life. What stands out about Australian Story is the very personal approach to story-telling, as the stories are told by the subjects of the documentaries as well as their family, friends, colleagues and other related people, instead of by a narrator. It is one of the most popular shows of its kind in Australia, a fact that is illustrated by the numerous Walkley and Logie Awards it has won over the years. Bull is an American comedy drama series written for television revolving around the TAC, or Trial Analysis Corporation. This is a jury consulting firm led by Dr. Jason Bull, a psychologist and renowned expert in the field of "trial science". They assist their clients in selecting the right jurors, while they also provide advice for their clients' lawyers in terms of which arguments will sit best with the jurors. The premise for Bull is inspired by talk show host Phil McGraw, popularly known as Dr. Phil, and his past as a trial consultant. His character is brought to live by former NCIS main-stay Michael Weatherly, who has received praise for his role as Dr. Jason Bull. Ink Master is an American reality and competition show written for television and revolving around a tattoo artist who have to complete challenges related to their trade in order to win a $100'000 cash prize and the title of Ink Master. The judges panel consists of famous tattoo artists and enthusiasts who need to eliminate one or more contestant every episode. Ink Master proved to be a success on TV, which resulted in a spin-off series called Ink Master: Redemption (about people who are unhappy with their tattoo from the show) and a variety of special standalone episodes revolving around a specific theme, such as an upcoming event or a holiday (like Halloween). Lethal Weapon is an American action comedy series written for television. It fits the buddy cop genre and is inspired by the legendary movies of the same name. The show focuses on a cop from Texas (played by Clayne Crawford) who moves to Los Angeles after losing his wife and their unborn baby. There he becomes the partner of an experienced local detective (played by Damon Wayans) who needs to avoid stress due to a recent heart episode. Most of the events and characters in Lethal Weapon show are taken straight from the Lethal Weapon movies. Crawford's part was originally played by Mel Gibson, while Wayans' role was taken on by Danny Glover. Practically the entire show has been filmed in and around Los Angeles, in the American state of California. Little Lunch is an Australian mockumentary-style comedy television series for children consisting of 26 15-minute episodes and inspired by the books by writer Danny Katz. The show follows six kids, Atticus, Battie, Debra, Jo, Melanie and Rory, on the playground of their school during snack time. Their teacher, Mrs. Gonsha, plays a main role in the series as well. Little Lunch is recorded at a real-life school, namely the Saint Kilda Primary School in Melbourne. The idea behind the series is to show what six Australian kids are up to during their snack time, some of the most significant 15 minutes for every Australian child in primary school. It is entertaining for children, while more than often it will also make their parents reminisce over their own primary school memories. New Tricks is a British comedy-drama about the UCOS, or Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad, which is part of the Metropolitan Police Service. This fictional unit consists of retired police officers who are recruited to work on unsolved crimes from the past. The name of the show comes from the well-known saying "You can't teach an old dog new tricks". Another fun fact about New Tricks is that many characters that appear in it have been named after past and then-current players of English football club West Bromwich Albion. This is because the show's creator Roy Mitchell is a huge fan of the team. The original three main male characters, Brian Lane, Jack Halford and Gerry Standing, were actually named after the club's oldest stand, the Halfords Lane Stand. Scorpion is an American action series written for television and lightly inspired by the life and legend of Walter O'Brien, a computer genius. In Scorpion, Walter, with an IQ of 197 and known for hacking into NASA as a kid heads a high-tech crime-fighting organisation ?consisting of manager and mother of a gifted son Paige, psychiatrist Toby, mechanical engineer Happy, and mathematician Sylvester. Together they often help out the Department of Homeland Security with the most complex and high-tech threats, while the team also works for private clients. While the individuals of the Scorpion team are all highly intelligent and capable in their own fields they sometimes struggle with the realities of every day life, especially on a social level. Besides keeping everyone in check Paige also provides the necessary social context for the other team members wherever and whenever necessary. The Big Bang Theory is an American comedy series written for television and created by, amongst others, Chuck Lorre, who is also responsible for blockbuster series like Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly. ?The show focuses on on the comings and going of five characters living in Pasadena, California. Four of them are brilliant yet socially awkward scientists, namely Caltech physicists Leonard and Sheldon, astrophysicist Raj, and aerospace engineer Howard. The fifth character is Penny, a pretty waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon. The main source of comedy for the Big Bang Theory is the clash of the intellectual but geeky world of Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj with Penny's more down-to-earth and socially much more developed world. Over the years the show has been hugely successful and the recipient of countless awards, including several People's Choice Awards and Emmy's. This Is Us is an American television show revolving around the lives of Kate, Kevin and Randall. Kate and Kevin were born as triplets, but their brother Randall was stillborn as a result of the babies being born six weeks premature. Their parents Jack and Rebecca decide to adopt another newborn baby, the black baby Randall, who was born on the same day and cared for at the same hospital as Kate and Kevin after his biological father abandoned him. The show switches between the past and present of the main characters on a regular basis. The flashbacks are set in the city of Pittsburgh, while the current scenes usually take place in Los Angeles, New York and New Jersey.? Since its premiere This Is Us has received critical acclaim and numerous award nominations, including several Golden Globe and Critic's Choice nominations. Worst Year of My Life, Again is an Australian television show produced for children and written for television. The Australian Children's Television Foundation is a coproducer of the show. The series follows Alex King as he goes to bed the night before his fifteenth birthday, feeling happy about the worst year of his life finally being over. When he wakes up though, it turns out that time hs reset itself and he will have to relive the worst year of his life all over again. Worst Year of My Life, Again features Ned Napier (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Tangle) as protagonist Alex King, Logie Award-nominated Australian actress Tiarnie Coupland (Love Child, Neighbours) as Alex' friend Maddy Kent, and Laurence Boxhall (Comedy Showroom, Spirit of the Game) as Alex' quirky best friend Simon Birch. Reality Shows Bondi Rescue is an Australian non-fictional television series about the daily comings and goings of the professional lifeguards of Waverly Council who patrol Sydney's world-renowned Bondi Beach. Ben Davies, who actually used to be a part-time lifeguard, is the creator of the show as well as one of the producers. As a viewer you can follow the lifeguards fulfilling their daily duties and dealing with all kinds of challenges, including thieves on the beach, shark scares and lost kids. Seeing as Bondi Beach is an internationally known holiday destination Bondi Rescue also features regular guest appearances by local and international celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Richard Branson and Snoop Dogg. As part of the deal the Waverley Council receives a fixed yearly amount of money and a part of the profits generated by the show as an additional way to finance their rescue operations. Outback Truckers is an Australian reality series written for television revolving around the lives and issues of professionals and interesting personalities active in the Australian road-transport industry. This includes following the owner of a monster truck company while he needs to get his fleet of vehicles half way across Australia, a journey with some of Australia's most specialised and reliable long-distance truckers, and the daily lives of tanker drivers on the way to supply remotely located client in North Queensland before the wet season arrives. Outback Truckers has been lauded as an original series about an industry that is part of Australia's DNA. The show has been sold to more than 15 territories, including the United Kingdom, the United States and Spain. Entertainment MythBusters is a science entertainment program for television written and created by Australian producer Peter Rees for Discovery Channel. The idea behind the series is to investigate myths, rumors, news stories and movie scenes with the help of science in order to determine whether they are valid or not. Mythbusters is and/or has been broadcasted on several international channels and on various Discovery Channels worldwide. MythBusters has never followed a fixed or consistent production schedule for the show's episodes. These are generally listed simply by the year in which they were transmitted. ?Each episode tends to focus on at least two myths that have been brought to the production team's attention by the cast and crew, or the show's fans. Talent Shows MasterChef Australia ?is an Australian cooking game show that is part of the international MasterChef-franchise and based on the original British series of the same name. The format of the Australian version of the show is a bit different from the rest in that the candidate selection process starts with a large number of Australians from all over the country audition by presenting a dish of their choice to the panel of judges, with the hope of being chosen to participate in the semi-finals. Eventually 24 contestants are selected to compete with each other on the show's main stage. ?Masterchef Australia has proven to be a ratings hit, which has resulted in several spin-offs, including Celebrity MasterChef Australia, featuring celebrity contestants, MasterChef Australia: The Professionals, featuring profesional chefs as contestants, and Junior MasterChef Australia, featuring younger contestants. The Voice Australia is an Australian reality and talent show that is part of the worldwide The Voice-franchise, which grew from the original Dutch version of the same name. In the show, a panel of four well-known recording artists takes on the roles of judges and coaches in their search for Australia's next recording sensation. The eventual winner of each season receives a recording contract with Universal Music. While the host of the show, as well as the panel of judges/coaches,? can very per season, the format of the show remains the same. It starts with the blind auditions, where the panel members create their teams, the battle rounds, where the teams compete in duets in order to get into the next round, and finally the live performance shows, where eventually the final four contestants will decide who becomes a professional artist. Comedy House Husbands is an Australian comedy series written for television about four stay-at-home dads dedicated to raising their children while their partners are working professionals. The idea behind the series is to give a light and comical insight into modern Australian family life, with a focus on changing gender roles in particular. Sometimes referred to as an Australian kind of Modern Family, the hugely popular American mockumentary-style comedy, House Husbands is a very family-oriented and very family-friendly comedy. Following the success of the first few seasons the show was re-made for both French and Italian television. Travel Destination Flavour is an Australian food and travel show written for television and hosted by Adam Liaw, the winner of MasterChef Australia in 2010. His victory that year is one of the most watched non-sporting events in the history of Australian television. For Destination Flavour he travels Australia, together with Renee Lim and Lily Serna, searching for people who have dedicated their lives to producing the best food imaginable, from farmers to top-notch chefs. On the basis of the success of the first season of Destination Flavour other formats of the show have been created as well, including Destination Flavour: Japan and Destination Flavour: Scandinavia. All the recipes mentioned in the show can be found, including instructions, on the Destination Flavour website. Documentaries Testing Teachers is an Australian documentary written for television and consisting of three parts that follows the problems and successes faced on a daily basis by Australian teachers at schools in some of the toughest communities in the country. The series revolves around six first-time teachers at three public high schools (n Victoria, Northern Territory and Western Australia) over the first twelve months of their teaching career. Teaching Teachers aims to shed a light on what education in less privileged communities really entails, as well as on what it means to be a teacher there, especially emotionally. The show is produced in cooperation with the Teach For Australia program that seeks to reduce the education gap in Australia. Current affairs & News Four Corners is an Australian television programme revolving around investigative journalism and the coverage of current affairs. The show debuted on TV in 1961 and has since then become the longest-running show of its kind in Australia. The concept is heavily inspired by the British show of the same kind Panorama. Four Corners airs weekly and investigates one issue every week, both nationally and internationally. Over the years the program has covered numerous controversial topics and uncovered several high profile cases, including police corruption in Queensland (in 1987), the involvement of the French secret service in the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior (in 1985) and the power of the fossil fuel lobby in Australia (in 2006). Four Corners has been honored with a place in the Logies Hall of Fame. Totally Wild is an Australian television series for children that has been on the air since 1992, making it one of Australia's longest running kids shows on TV. Over the years the show has become a reference in the industry of children's television in Australia. Totally Wild is presented in the form of a news program that covers stories on various topics, including science, technology, animals and nature, sports and the environment. Similar to news programs for adults the show is broadcasted at 8am from Mondays to Wednesdays, while repeats of each week's episodes take place on Saturday mornings at 8.30am. ?By the time of Totally Wild's 20th anniversary in 2012 more than 2'000 episodes had been broadcasted. Living & Home Improvement Better Homes and Gardens is an Australian lifestyle show made for television. The series is mainly about lifestyle and home improvement in areas such as gardening, cooking and pet care. The show is hosted by Johanna Griggs, a former Olympic swimmer, and it boasts a group of specialists in the areas covered by the program. There are also regular guest appearances by celebrities such as Dr. Harry Cooper (from the TV program Harry's Practice) and House Rules winner Adam Doville. Better Homes and Gardens started as a lifestyle magazine covering the same topics as covered by the television program. Following the success of the TV format the Better Homes and Gardens Live concept as created, three-day events full of interactive workshops and showcases in areas such as gardening, cooking and DIY. Escape to the Country is a British television show about the purchases of (rural) real estate by ordinary people and families. The subjects of each episode are usually looking to leave the city where they live behind in order to move to a calmer and more rural location. Based on the preferences and possibilities of the potential buyers the show's presenter comes up with four houses (later on the format was adapted to three houses) for them to view. Each episode of Escape to the Country exists in two formats, namely one of 45 minutes and one of 60 minutes. The series also inspired the show Escape to the Continent in which real estate in more exotic locations like Malta and Portugal ?is explored for potential buyers. Kids Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom is a British animated series written for television, and for a pre-school audience. It was first aired by Nickelodeon UK in 2009, after which the network decided to broadcast it on all their channels all over the world. The show revolves around Ben Elf, Princess Holly, King and Queen Thistle and all the other magical creatures living in the Little Kingdom that lies hidden amongst thorny brambles. The production team behind Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom is the same one that is also repsonsible for the successful children's television series Peppa Pig. The show has received much praise over the years for its fluent combination of fun and learning for kids in pre-school, and it has been the recipient of numerous awards, including an Emmy and a BAFTA. Dinosaur Train, sometimes also referred to as Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train, is an American-Canadian-Singaporean animated television series for kids created by Craig Bartlett, who is also the brains behind the successful animated series Hey Arnold!. The show is about Buddy, a young T-Rex adopted by a family of Pteranodons, who takes a trip on the Dinosaur Train together with his family to explore the world they are living in while meeting all kinds of other dinosaurs. Dinosaur Train is a fun and educational show consisting of different segments, such as “Time for a Tiny Ditty”, in which Buddy's sister Tiny sings songs, and Dr. Scott the Paleontologist, in which zoology PhD Scott Sampson teaches kids about the dinosaurs from each episode, and about how they compare to the animals we know, including human beings. Operation Ouch! is a British educational TV show for children about the human body. It covers topics such as what happens in Accidents and Emergencies (A&E) and the different problems doctors face, while the show's hosts Drs. Chris and Xand van Tulleken regularly conduct interesting experiments as well. The goal of these experiments is usually to educate kids about biology and medicine in a “try this at home”-style. The hosts of Operation Ouch! are twin brothers and graduates in Medicine from the University of Oxford. Chris is a practicing doctor, while Xand is a researcher and teacher in New York City. For the show they follow and assist personnel and patients at different hospitals and in different situations, such as A&E workers at Alder Hey Children's Hospital and the rapid response team of the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Peppa Pig is a British animated series written for television and aimed at a pre-school audience. It follows the daily comings and goings of Peppa, an animated female pig, and her family and friends. All of Peppa's friends are animals, and they are all the same age. Each episode is about five minutes long and focuses on everyday activities to which pre-schoolers can relate, like visiting the grandparents, riding their bikes or playing on the playground. Peppa Pig has quickly become a hugely popular television show, illustrated by the broadcasting of the show in more than 150 territories as of 2016. Off the back of the show other initiatives have been created as well, including a series of books in which any kid can play a role in Peppa's stories, an extensive line of merchandise, and the Peppa Pig World Them Park in New Forest, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Ready, Steady, Wiggle! is a part of the hugely successful The Wiggles television series for children, based on The Wiggles, an Australian music group for kids. Ready, Steady, Wiggle! represents the 7th and 8th season of the show, which are also the first seasons in which the original The Wiggles band members have been replaced by four new artists. The seasons covered by Ready, Steady, Wiggle! also include several successful acts and songs from past seasons, such as songs from season 2's Wiggly Songtime!, Furry Tales and Taking Off!, and live performances taken from the Taking Off! Tour. Since their debut in 1991 The Wiggles have grown to be a Platinum, Double Platinum and Multi-Platinum band, garnering several prestigious awards in the process, including from the Australasian Performing Rights Association and the Australian Recording Industry Association. New TV-shows Catch up on Australian Ninja Warrior and watch online. Find the latest episodes of Australian Ninja Warrior, broadcast by Channel 9. Surfing the Menu: The Next Generation is an Australian lifestyle and cooking series written for television. It is a continuation of the show Surfing the Menu that aired between 2003 en 2006 and in which two chefs take a road trip through Australia and New Zealand in pursuit of their shared passion for fresh food, cooking, surfing and adventure. Surfing the Menu: The Next Generation premiered in 2016 and brings back the original show back to television, albeit with two different presenters this time. Hence the addition The Next Generation to the name of the show. Chefs Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn travel the northern half of Australia in search of fresh produce, interesting people and fascinating adventures. Catch up on True Story With Hamish & Andy and watch online. Find the latest episodes of True Story With Hamish & Andy, broadcast by Channel 9. Catch up on Yummy Mummies and watch online. Find the latest episodes of Yummy Mummies, broadcast by Seven.