Here is the list of the new programs and seasons available on Foxtel in 2015.
GoggleBox on the The LifeStyle Channel
Based on the U.K. smash hit, Gogglebox shows Australians sitting in their living rooms watching TV. Gogglebox’s aim is to capture reactions and comments of 12 Australians households watching weekly televisions shows and news. The series has been commissioned jointly by Foxtel and Network Ten and will air first on The LifeStyle Channel followed by Channel Ten.
DEADLINE GALLIPOLI Season 1 on showcase
Deadline Gallipoli explores the origin of the Gallipoli legend from the point of view of war correspondents Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, Phillip Schuler and Keith Murdoch. Its launch will coincide with the World War I Centenary commemorations.
THE KETTERING INCIDENT Season 1 on showcase
The TV Show will follow the story of Doctor Anne Macy, in the gothic landscape of southern Tasmania, who finds herself inexplicably linked to the disappearance of two girls fifteen years apart
A PLACE TO CALL HOME Season 3 on SoHo
This romantic drama series tells the lives of a wealthy and complicated pastoralist family, in the 1950s in rural Australia. A Place to Call Home will be produced by Seven Productions exclusively for Foxtel.
THE UNTITLED RICK MCKENNA AND LAURA WATERS PROJECT Season 1 on The Comedy Channel
The two big Australians producers Rick McKenna (Kath and Kim, Full Frontal, Fast Forward) and Laura Waters (Summer Heights High, Ja’mie Private School Girl, Angry Boys) will unite with Foxtel for a weekly comedy series, which will host big names in Australian comedy, celebrities and politicians.
PACIFIC HEAT Season 1 on the Comedy Channel
Pacific Heat is a new Australian animated series currently in development. The idea comes from the creative minds of Working Dog, the highly successful Australian production company, responsible for incredibly successful TV series such as “Frontline”, “Thank God You’re Here” and “The Panel.” This series will be Australia’s first prime time adult animation created and produced locally.
PAWN STARS AUSTRALIA Season 1 on A&E
Pawn Stars Australia is a reality television series based on the UK version where we can see an Australian trio of pawn experts who have spent the last 20 years buying and selling hidden treasures. It will follow the day to day lives of Happy Hockers, a chain of pawn shops based in Sydney.
BANISHED Season 1 on BBC
Banished is a new drama which was inspired by events in the the eighteenth century when Britain established a penal colony in Australia. Banished will be the first local production commissioned for BBC First.
WENTWORTH Season 3 on SoHo
Wentworth draws on characters and elements of the iconic Prisoner series as it builds its own brave and bold, contemporary story. This TV show has captured the local and international attention, thanks to the performance of the ensemble cast. Starring Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Celia Ireland, Shareena Clanton, Katrina Milosevic, Kate Atkinson, Robbie Magasiva, and Aaron Jeffery.
AUSTRALIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL Season 9 on FOX8
The ninth season of the famous modelling reality competition is currently in production. This season we see the return of host Jennifer Hawkins along with regular judge Alex Perry and model mentors Didier Cohen and Cheyenne Tozzi with special guest celebrity judges including Alessandra Ambrosio, Kelly Osbourne, Jean Paul Gaultier, Linda Envangelista, and many more.
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MELBOURNE Season 2 on Arena
This reality show follow the day to day lives of wealthy and extravagant Australian women with a revealing insight into their world. Season two will see the return of Chyka Keebaugh, Gina Liano, Jackie Gillies, Janet Roach and Lydia Schiavello, who will be joined by two new successful and established Housewives, Gamble Breaux and Pettifleur Berenger.
GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA Season 5 on the The LifeStyle Channel
Grand Designs Australia shows Australian people as they try to design and construct the home of their dreams.
SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA Season 8 ON The LifeStyle Channel
SELLING HOUSES follows property owners who are having difficulty selling their home. Host and property expert, Andrew Winter, interior designer, Shaynna Blaze, and landscape designer, Charlie will transform their house into saleable properties with spectacular results. In 2014, season 7 of Selling Houses Australia had a record setting season, attracting a cumulative average audience of 603,000 viewers per episode, making it the highest rating season of any series, in subscription television history.
RIVER COTTAGE AUSTRALIA Season 3 on The LifeStyle Channel
Paul West and his trusty dog, Digger, return for the third season of River Cottage Australia: a cooking show that encourages interest and debate about the importance of local and seasonal produce, and the broader issues of sustainable agriculture and fishing on a global scale. Paul faces new challenges as he continues to maintain and self-sufficient and financially viable farm on Central Tilba on the NSW Far South Coast.
THE KNICK Season 1 on showcase
The Knick is a period drama looking at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen.
WAYWARD PINES Season 1 on FX
WAYWARD PINES is a series that investigates the disappearance of two federal agents in a mysterious small Idaho town.
These programs and seasons are all included in the Foxtel packages.
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