Channel Nine has revealed that several of their iconic reality shows won’t be returning to the small screen in 2023.
At its annual Upfronts event on September 14, the network unveiled its line-up of shows for next year.
While ratings juggernaut Married at First Sight Australia will be back in the new year, as well as a number of new series, there were a few notable omissions and we’re not happy, Jan!
The news comes after the fan-favourite series failed to rake in enough viewers during the 2022 ratings battle.
Beauty and the Geek, in its second revamped season after a seven-year-long hiatus, attracted just 537,000 viewers for its finale in August. Which, TBH, isn’t totally fair considering it was up against the Commonwealth Games!
Australian Ninja Warrior suffered a similar fate, with fans dropping to just 409,000 at one point in the season.
This is pails in comparison to its 2017 stint, during which 1.7775 million viewers tuned in.
As previously reported by So Dramatic!, this year’s star-studded cast wasn’t enough to save Celebrity Apprentice either.
The 2022 season was the second for the brutal boardroom series after a successful reboot in 2021 saw The Block‘s Shannya Blaze take home $100,000 for charity.
What New Shows Are Coming to Channel Nine In 2023?
A handful of new offerings will hit screens in 2023, including a new reno show hosted by Shaynna called Country Home Rescue.
Fellow The Block alum Scott Cam will star in his own new series, Australia’s Most Identical, about *checks notes* the search for the nation’s most identical twins.
International celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay will team up with business mogul Janine Allis in Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars. The duo will be on the hunt for Australia’s most exciting new food ideas to invest in — think Shark Tank meets MasterChef.
Elsewhere, The Summit was also introduced as a new offering. It will see a bunch of strangers strive to reach the peak of a distant New Zealand mountain.
Their backpacks each contain an equal share of 1 million dollars and the group must reach the mountain within 14 days to win the cash they’re carrying.
What Other Shows Are Returning to Nine In 2023?
Alongside MAFS, a litany of beloved shows will make themselves known again next year.
This includes The Block, Lego Masters and the outrageously funny Travel Guides.
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