Boxing the release of two shows together in one press release suggests that either the network thinks that one show isn’t very strong or that they’re not super confident in it. Usually it’s the one they talk the most about that they’re unsure/uneasy of. Being Lara Bingle sounds like being dumber by the minute. The Living Room sounds like a smart move and one that the Friday night lifestyle market will likely embrace with ease. From the press release:

Network Ten today announced the commission of two brand new prime-time entertainment shows BEING LARA BINGLE and THE LIVING ROOM set to deliver a fresh slate of diverse programming to TEN’s 2012 schedule, heralding in the first of a new wave of shows designed to peak your interest and unveil the interesting side of life, continuing to set the tone for the year ahead.

Chief Programming Officer, Network Ten, David Mott said; “This new slate of commissions is part of the continued plan to reset our connection point with TEN’s viewers in 2012 and build a range of programs that thoroughly surprise and entertain across the genres.”

“Being Lara Bingle and The Living Room are the first of a series of programs we plan to introduce to this year‟s line up, deliberately developed to introduce a different more playful flavour to our schedule and one we are sure our audience will not only embrace but celebrate.”

BEING LARA BINGLE, she’s young, beautiful, and famous. One of the most “Googled” names in Australia, Lara Bingle invites us into her life in this access-all-areas observational documentary series that will take us behind-the-scenes of her private life for the very first time. From a string of high-profile relationships, to leaked topless photos, controversial car chases, and endless swimsuit spreads – Lara Bingle has proved to be a solid gold tabloid darling from the get go. Featuring a core cast of her closest celebrity friends and family, Being Lara Bingle will follow both Lara’s professional and personal exploits. Lara Bingle – Who the bloody hell is she? We’re about to find out.
Being Lara Bingle is an observational documentary series by Eyeworks.

THE LIVING ROOM is a brand new take on lifestyle. Hosted by Amanda Keller and a dynamic entourage of co-hosts; Chris Brown, Barry Du Bois and Miguel Maestre, The Living Room delivers a must-watch mix of engaging personalities, entertaining studio banter and riveting video segments. Our team of experts and extroverts from the lifestyle spectrum will help you explore a brand new take in “How to?”, “Where to?” and “Why?”

The Living Room is an original lifestyle series by WTFN.

BEING LARA BINGLE and THE LIVING ROOM coming soon to TEN in 2012.