2010 in Australian television

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
            List of years in Australian television           
... 2000 . 2001 . 2002 . 2003 . 2004 . 2005 . 2006 ...
2007 2008 2009 -2010- 2011 2012 2013
... 2014 . 2015 . 2016 . 2017 . 2018 . 2019 . 2020 ...
Art . Archaeology . Architecture . Literature . Music . Philosophy . Science +...

This is a list of Australian television events and premieres which occurred, or are scheduled to occur, in 2010. The year 2010 will be the 55th year of continuous operation of television in Australia.

Events[edit]

Celebrity Deaths[edit]

Name Age Date of death Occupation
Maughan, Monica Monica Maughan[1][2] 76 8 January Actress (The Box, Prisoner, The Damnation of Harvey McHugh)
Grant, Dave Dave Grant[3] 50 24 January Stand-up comedian
Bayonas, Lynn Lynn Bayonas[4] 66 25 January Producer and writer
McCallum, John John McCallum[5] 91 3 February (death recorded) Actor and producer
Xenides, Adriana Adriana Xenides[6] 54 7 June Actress and host
Meagher, Michael Michael Meagher[7] 55 8 August Journalist
Walters, Eric Eric Walters[8] 73 19 August News presenter
Longley, Victoria Victoria Longley[9] 49 29 August Actress
Douglas, Malcolm Malcolm Douglas[10] 69 23 September Presenter and Documentary Maker
Hetherington, Norman Norman Hetherington[11] 89 6 December Cartoonist, Presenter and Puppeteer
Mercurio, Gus Gus Mercurio[12] 82 7 December Actor and Boxer
James, Dibble James Dibble[13] 87 14 December Newsreader and Presenter

Channels[edit]

New channels[edit]

Shutdown channels[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Domestic series[edit]

International series[edit]

Specialty programmes[edit]

Domestic[edit]

International[edit]

Programming changes[edit]

Changes to network affiliation[edit]

This is a list of programs which made their premiere on an Australian television network that had previously premiered on another Australian television network. The networks involved in the switch of allegiances are predominantly both free-to-air networks or both subscription television networks. Programs that have their free-to-air/subscription television premiere, after previously premiering on the opposite platform (free-to air to subscription/subscription to free-to air) are not included. In some cases, programs may still air on the original television network. This occurs predominantly with programs shared between subscription television networks.

Domestic[edit]

Program New network Previous network Date
Australia's Greatest Athlete[19][20] Seven Network Nine Network 6 February
The Great Australian Doorstep[21] 7Two HOW TO Channel 6 February
Eclipse Music TV Nine Network Seven Network 8 April
Hot Property[22] Nine Network Seven Network 28 July
Top Gear Australia[23] Nine Network SBS One 19 October

International[edit]

Program New network(s) Previous network(s) Date
United States Everybody Hates Chris[24] The Comedy Channel Network Ten 4 January
ER United States ER[25] Go! Nine Network 7 January
United Kingdom That Mitchell and Webb Look[26] UKTV ABC1[27] 7 January
Don't Tell the Bride United Kingdom Don't Tell the Bride LifeStyle You The LifeStyle Channel 8 January
King of the Hill United States King of the Hill[28] 7Two Seven Network 24 January
United Kingdom Gok's Fashion Fix[29] LifeStyle You The LifeStyle Channel 28 January
United States Flavor of Love MTV VH1 6 February
Jonathon Ross Show, TheUnited Kingdom The Jonathan Ross Show[30][31] UKTV Seven Network[32] 10 January
Top Gear United Kingdom Top Gear[23] Nine Network SBS One 16 February
Mercy United States Mercy[33] 7Two Seven Network 17 February
Sopranos, The United States The Sopranos[34] 7Two Nine Network 24 January
Sopranos, The United States The Sopranos[34] 7mate 7TWO 27 September
King of the Hill United States King of the Hill[28] 7mate 7TWO 27 September
Gavin & Stacey United Kingdom Gavin & Stacey [note 1][35][36] ABC2 Seven Network 25 February
Zero Hour Canada Zero Hour Network Ten Seven Network 1 May
United States Celebrity Fit Club LifeStyle You[37] VH1 18 August
United States Friends GEM Nine Network 26 September
Life Begins Canada Mighty Ships 7mate Seven Network 2 October 2010
United States Two and a Half Men FOX8 Arena October
United States The Nanny GEM GO! 23 October
United States Murder, She Wrote GEM Go! 8 November
Family, The United Kingdom The Family[38] SBS One Network Ten Still to debut
Life Begins United Kingdom Life Begins[38] SBS One Seven Network Still to debut

Free-to-air premieres[edit]

This is a list of programs which made their premiere on Australian free-to-air television that had previously premiered on Australian subscription television. Programs may still air on the original subscription television network.

International[edit]

Program Free-to-air network Subscription network Date
Colbert Report, TheUnited States The Colbert Report[39][40][41] ABC2 The Comedy Channel 5 January
Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King United States Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King[42] GO! Movie Extra 6 January
Seven Ages of Rock United Kingdom Seven Ages of Rock[35][43] ABC1 BBC Knowledge 7 January
Children of Earth United Kingdom Children of Earth[35] ABC2 UK.TV and BBC HD 8 January
I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story United Kingdom I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story[44] Nine Network UK.TV 17 January
Breaking Bad United States Breaking Bad[39][45] ABC2 showcase 22 January
Why Ancient Egypt FellUnited States Why Ancient Egypt Fell[46] ABC1 Discovery Channel 26 January
Durham County Canada Durham County[47] ABC2 showcase[48] 2 February
James May's Big Ideas United Kingdom James May's Big Ideas[38][49][50] SBS One BBC Knowledge 5 February
United States I'm From Rolling Stone[51] ABC2 MTV[52] 15 February
United States The Neanderthal Code[53] ABC1 National Geographic Channel 25 February and 4 March
Sanctuary Canada Sanctuary[39][54] ABC2 Sci-Fi Channel 1 March
Saving Grace United States Saving Grace[55] Network Ten showcase 2 March
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens[56][57] ABC2 Movie Extra 2 May
Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles Japan Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles Network Ten Cartoon Network 16 December
Benidorm United Kingdom Benidorm[58][59] 7Two UK.TV Still to debut
Hung United States Hung[60][61] 7Two showcase Still to debut
City, The United States The City[62] Go! MTV Still to debut

Subscription premieres[edit]

This is a list of programs which made their premiere on Australian subscription television that had previously premiered on Australian free-to-air television. Programs may still air on the original free-to-air television network.

Domestic[edit]

Program Subscription network Free-to-air network Date
Who Do You Think You Are?[63] BBC Knowledge SBS One 20 January

International[edit]

Program Subscription network Free-to-air network Date
Around the World in 80 Gardens United Kingdom Around the World in 80 Gardens[64] BBC Knowledge ABC1 5 January
Top Dogs: Adventures In War, Sea and Ice United Kingdom Top Dogs: Adventures In War, Sea and Ice BBC Knowledge SBS One 6 January
Casper's Scare School France Casper's Scare School Cartoon Network ABC1 25 January
United Kingdom Moving Wallpaper[65] UKTV ABC2[66] 29 January
Echo Beach United Kingdom Echo Beach[65] UKTV ABC2[66] 29 January
Ashes to Ashes United Kingdom Ashes to Ashes[30][67] UKTV ABC1[68] 10 February
United Kingdom World's Strictest Parents[69] The LifeStyle Channel Seven Network 16 February
United Kingdom Mistresses UK.TV Seven Network 25 February
United States In Plain Sight[70] 13th Street Network Ten 12 March
Stanley Kubrick's Boxes United Kingdom Stanley Kubrick's Boxes[71] Bio. ABC2 16 March
Big Love United States Big Love[72] showcase SBS One 25 March
Eli Stone United States Eli Stone[73] Arena Seven Network 5 May
Life United States Life[74] 13th Street Network Ten 7 May
United Kingdom George Gently[75] UKTV ABC1 16 May
Dirty Sexy Money United States Dirty Sexy Money[76] Universal Channel Seven Network 6 July
Keeping Up With The Kardashians United States Keeping Up with the Kardashians[77] E! Seven Network 10 August
Lilies United Kingdom Lilies[64] BBC Knowledge ABC1 Still to debut

Ending this year[edit]

Program Date Channel Debut
9am with David & Kim 9am with David & Kim[78][79] 29 January Network Ten 30 January 2006
Maggie With... Maggie With...[80] January Bio. 2001
Wilfred Wilfred[81] 26 March SBS One 19 March 2007
Shak, The The Shak[82] 20 April 2010 Nine Network 27 March 2006

Returning this year[edit]

Program Network Debut date Return date
Hey Hey It's Saturday Nine Network 9 October 1971 14 April

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gavin & Stacey was premiered by Seven in early 2009, From Series 2 onward UKTV had first-run rights, with ABC2 having rerun rights from 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (8 January 2010). "Vale: Monica Maughan". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Carmen, Gerry (9 January 2010). "'Wonderful' thespian a real trouper". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (26 January 2010). "Vale: Dave Grant". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Knox, David (26 January 2010). "Vale: Lynn Bayonas". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Knox, David (3 February 2010). "Vale: John McCallum". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  6. ^ Knox, David (7 June 2010). "Vale: Adriana Xenides". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 12 August 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  7. ^ Knox, David (9 August 2010). "Vale: Michael Meagher". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  8. ^ Knox, David (19 August 2010). "Vale: Eric Walters". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  9. ^ Knox, David (31 August 2010). "Vale: Victoria Longley". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  10. ^ Knox, David (23 September 2010). "Vale: Malcolm Douglas". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  11. ^ Knox, David (7 December 2010). "Vale: Norman Hetherington". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  12. ^ Mail, Courier (7 December 2010). "Aussie acting legend Gus Mercurio dies aged 82". Courier Mail Online. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  13. ^ Knox, David (13 December 2010). "Vale: James Dibble". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  14. ^ a b Knox, David (30 November 2009). "New SBS Arts channel to replace Ovation". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 2 December 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  15. ^ a b Knox, David (25 January 2010). "STVDIO to replace Ovation". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  16. ^ "ABC to launch 24-hour news channel". abc.net.au. 21 January 2010. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  17. ^ Knox, David (19 August 2010). "New channel coming: 7mate". tv-tonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  18. ^ Knox, David (13 September 2010). "Nine to launch GEM for women". tv-tonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 16 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  19. ^ Knox, David (23 December 2009). "Matthew Mitcham for Australia's Greatest Athlete 2". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  20. ^ Knox, David (18 January 2010). "Returning: Australia’s Greatest Athlete". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  21. ^ Knox, David (13 March 2010). "Airdate: The Great Australian Doorstep". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 14 June 2010.  The first two seasons aired on the Foxtel's HOW TO Channel with season 3 premiering on 7Two.
  22. ^ Knox, David (11 April 2010). "Former Seven show to become Nine’s Hot Property". The Spy Report. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  23. ^ a b Knox, David (23 October 2009). "Top Gear drives onto Nine". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 26 October 2009. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  24. ^ "January Highlights". The Comedy Channel. Archived from the original on 1 January 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  25. ^ Knox, David (5 January 2010). "Returning: ER, Bumped: The Hills". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 9 January 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  26. ^ UKTV (Australia and New Zealand) (7 January 2010). "The long awaited 3rd serie ...". Twitter. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  27. ^ Knox, David (25 January 2008). "That's Numberwang!". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 3 February 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  28. ^ a b Knox, David (8 January 2010). "Bumped: King of the Hill". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  29. ^ LifeStyle YOU January Highlights (Television Advertisement). XYZnetworks. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  30. ^ a b "UKTV Australia – February 2010". UKTV (Australia and New Zealand). 2 February 2010. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  31. ^ UKTV (Australia and New Zealand) (10 February 2010). "Catch him while you can... ...". Twitter. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  32. ^ Knox, David (22 May 2009). "Airdate: The Jonathan Ross Show". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 25 May 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  33. ^ Knox, David (5 February 2010). "Returning: Mercy". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  34. ^ a b Knox, David (9 February 2010). "Sopranos finally sing on 7TWO". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  35. ^ a b c Knox, David (3 November 2009). "Summer heats up on ABC". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  36. ^ Knox, David (3 February 2010). "Gavin & Stacey on ABC2". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 7 February 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  37. ^ Newsome, Brad (12 August 2010). "Wednesday, August 18 – Pay TV". Green Guide. The Age. p. 44. 
  38. ^ a b c Knox, David (14 January 2010). "2010: SBS looks beyond Top Gear". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  39. ^ a b c Knox, David (8 December 2009). "ABC: 2010 Highlights". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  40. ^ Knox, David (12 November 2009). "Colbert coming to ABC2". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 14 November 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  41. ^ Knox, David (22 December 2009). "Airdate: The Colbert Report". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  42. ^ Knox, David (28 December 2009). "Airdate: Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  43. ^ "Seven Ages of Rock – My Generation: The Birth of Rock". ABC Television. 7 January 2010. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  44. ^ Knox, David (12 January 2010). "Airdate: I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  45. ^ Knox, David (5 January 2010). "Airdate: Breaking Bad". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  46. ^ "Why Ancient Egypt Fell". ABC Television. 26 January 2010. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  47. ^ Knox, David (27 January 2010). "Airdate: Durham County". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  48. ^ Knox, David (27 May 2008). "Airdate: Durham County". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 28 May 2008. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  49. ^ Knox, David (13 September 2009). "More love for Big Love soon". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 
  50. ^ Sheil, Pat (4 February 2010). "Critic's view – Friday, February 5". The Age Green Guide (Melbourne, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 26. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 6 Feb 2010. 
  51. ^ "I'm From Rolling Stone – From Complete Unknown To Rolling Stone". ABC Television. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  52. ^ Gregson, Daniel (13 May 2007). "I'm From Rolling Stone". The Sunday Age (Melbourne, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 58. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  53. ^ Ellis, Mark (25 February 2010). "TV highlights, 25 February". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  54. ^ Knox, David (12 February 2010). "Airdate: Sanctuary". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  55. ^ Knox, David (14 February 2010). "Airdate: Saving Grace". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 19 February 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  56. ^ Knox, David (26 October 2009). "Online to drive rebranded ABC Arts". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 29 October 2009. Retrieved 29 November 2009. 
  57. ^ "Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens". ABC Television. 2 May 2010. Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  58. ^ Knox, David (30 December 2009). "Bumped: Jay Leno Show. Airdate: Benidorm". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 1 January 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  59. ^ Knox, David (7 January 2009). "Benidorm out?". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  60. ^ Knox, David (5 January 2010). "Seven 2010: Drama, factuals, epics and comedy". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  61. ^ Knox, David (27 October 2009). "7TWO: TV's "best kept secret"". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  62. ^ Knox, David (2 February 2010). "The City ready to GO!". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  63. ^ "January on BBC Knowledge". BBC Knowledge. 8 January 2010. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  64. ^ a b "BBC Worldwide & ABC: acquisitions coincide, it's not going to be pretty". Screen Hub. 6 August 2008. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  65. ^ a b UKTV (Australia and New Zealand) (29 January 2010). "The show about the show, a ...". Twitter. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  66. ^ a b Knox, David (8 May 2008). "Airdate: Moving Wallpaper, Echo Beach". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2008. 
  67. ^ UKTV (Australia and New Zealand) (10 February 2010). "Take a trip back to the 80 ...". Twitter. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  68. ^ Knox, David (27 July 2009). "Airdate: Ashes to Ashes". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  69. ^ "TLC February 2010". XYZnetworks. 9 February 2010. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  70. ^ "13th Street: In Plain Sight". 13th Street. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  71. ^ Knox, David (9 March 2010). "Airdate: Stanley Kubrick's Boxes". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  72. ^ Knox, David (28 January 2010). "Airdate: Big Love". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  73. ^ "Channel Details-Arena". MCN. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  74. ^ "13th Street: Life". 13th Street. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  75. ^ "UKTV Australia – May 2010". UKTV (Australia and New Zealand). 5 May 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  76. ^ "Universal Channel: Dirty Sexy Money". NBC Universal. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  77. ^ "Airdate: Parenthood, Keeping Up with the Kardashians". TV Tonight. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  78. ^ Knox, David (19 November 2009). "Rumours surround 9 am with David & Kim". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 22 November 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  79. ^ Knox, David (7 December 2009). "Morning TV war set to heat up". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  80. ^ Knox, David (24 November 2009). "Maggie T announces final series". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  81. ^ Knox, David (11 March 2010). "The end for Wilfred". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  82. ^ Knox, David (13 January 2010). "Axed: The Shak". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2010.