|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (April 2016)|
|Also known as||Mornings with Kerri-Anne
|Presented by||Kerri-Anne Kennerley (2002–2011)
Jamie Malcolm (2002–2011)
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||10|
|No. of episodes||1,920|
|Executive producer(s)||Louisa Hatfield|
|Location(s)||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Running time||150 minutes per episode (inc. commercials)|
|Original network||Nine Network|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
|Original release||28 October 2002 – 25 November 2011|
|Followed by||Mornings (2012-present)|
Kerri-Anne was an Australian morning television program shown on the Nine Network, hosted by Kerri-Anne Kennerley. It aired weekdays at 9am for two hours. The final episode of the series aired on 25 November 2011. It was replaced by Mornings, hosted by Sonia Kruger & David Campbell.
The program debuted on 28 October 2002 on the Nine Network to compete against Network Ten's Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton. The show began as a one-hour program airing from 9:30 am to 10:30 am five days a week.
In the program's second season in 2003, the show progressed to an hour and a half airing from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. After the network's decision to rest Here's Humphrey which had been broadcast since 1965, the show began its third season as a two-hour program airing 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Mornings proved to be a success against GMA and by the end of 2005, Newton announced that he would be returning to the Nine Network. As a result, Network Ten cancelled the program and replaced it with 9am with David & Kim at the start of the 2006 television season. The Seven Network saw the success that its competitors were having with the morning show format and as such created The Morning Show which began in June 2007. This meant that all three commercial stations from 9:00 am to 11:00 am now air their own morning show.
However this changed in 2010, were Kerri-Anne only goes up against the Seven Network's The Morning Show for the first hour after a re-shuffle of Network Ten's programming. Network Ten's programing shift came after 9am with David and Kim was axed and replaced by Ten Morning News at 9am, following was their new morning show, The Circle at 10am.
The program covered a variety of issues and features interviews, music, lifestyle and societal commentary. Jamie Malcolm often appears on the show, presenting some of the infotainments and being a sidekick to Kennerley. Nine News updates were presented by Wendy Kingston (Mon-Thurs) and Deborah Knight (Friday) throughout the program.
In 2010, the Nine Network announced that the show would be renamed from Mornings with Kerri-Anne to just Kerri-Anne, part of the shows makeover. The makeover consisted of a brand new set, new graphics and more variety within the program consisting of more news and entertainment. Also within the makeover Kerri-Anne a new producer took over being Kerri Elstub who was formally producer for Weekend Today. This shift also saw the program share the studio with Nine's breakfast TV program Today. In February 2010, it was also announced that a highlight show will air on Saturdays from 9-10am, showing the best bits of the week.
Amanda Keller, Brendan Jones, Catriona Rowntree, Sophie Falkiner, Nicky Buckley, Shelley Craft, Mia Freedman, Livinia Nixon, Jaynie Seal, Jamie Malcolm and Steven Jacobs filled in for Kerri-Anne when she was sick or away.
In November 2011, the Nine Network announced that the series would finish airing with Kennerley as host. On 25 November 2011, the final episode of Kerri-Anne aired and Kennerley bid farewell to the viewers after nine years and the show was replaced by Mornings with Sonia Kruger and David Campbell which commenced in 2012.
Kerri-Anne included a mix of lifestyle, cooking and interview segments along with advertorials & is presented in front of a live studio audience in Melbourne. The advertorials are for products from home-shopping companies such as Danoz Direct and Global Shop Direct and are presented by Roz Switzer, Jamie Malcolm and Paul Hancock.
- Celebrity & Hollywood Entertainment News with Lucy Chesterton
- Cooking with various chefs everyday
- Current Affairs with various commentators
- Movie & DVD reviews with Andrew Mercado
- Diet & Nutrition with Dr Joanna McMillan
- Health & Fitness with Amelia Burton
- Technology with Stephen Fenech
- IT with Charlie Brown
- Health with Dr Ric Gordon
- No Junk Male with Brendan Jones, Joh Bailey, Geoff Field & Ray Chesterton
- Pets with Dr Michael Archinal
- Nine News updates with Wendy Kingston (Mon-Thurs) and Deborah Knight (Friday)
During the Summer non-ratings period from December to January, a pre-recorded highlands show was broadcast, featuring notable segments from the year past. Advertorials were still shown.
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