FINALLY! Finally we get to see if all the fuss about Young Talent Time is worth it. New Modern Family is overdue, and if you’ve seen the sneak peeks you’ve just about seen all of the first episode of New Girl (but hang in to see it, as it’s really quite funny). Homeland is spectacular too.
This is a massive line up from Channel 10, and launching it early is smart – get the kids hooked. The saddest part of this whole debacle however, is the writing in this press release. “TV’s biggest night in television”??? Really?!?! Someone was paid to write this? God help us all. From the press release:
Network Ten today announced the first step in a multilayered approach to offering viewers a high impact schedule in 2012 starting with a Super Sunday all new line up that is bold, irreverent and packed with entertainment.
Kicking off on Sunday 22 January, three weeks ahead of the official survey ratings season, TEN’s audience will be the first to hook into the season’s best in entertainment, for what will undoubtedly by an agressively competitive year in television.
With a focus on big entertainment, quality drama and laughs, Super Sunday offers viewers appointment television from the top of the week with the best of home grown and overseas shows set to turn them on, to TEN in 2012.
6:30pm – Young Talent Time (YTT) – the original talent show gets a reboot with a brand new cast and a whole new attitude led by Rob Mills and YTT alumni Tina Arena.
7:30pm – Modern Family – all new episodes of TV’s award winning funny family.
8:00pm – New Girl – fall in love with the hit new US comedy starring the adorkable Zooey Deschanel.
8:30pm – Homeland – the critically acclaimed psychological drama, President Obama heralds as “must watch TV” starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin.
Network Ten CEO, James Warburton: “Super Sunday reflects on an agressive start to the week and to the ratings year. Packaging a huge night of bold and exceptional programs will reset a connection point with our viewers throughout the week and year.”
David Mott, Chief Programming Officer: “We’ve regained our focus for the year ahead. Sunday’s line up is the first step in a deeper, broader schedule that will engage our viewers throughout the week and year.”
“YTT, New Girl, Modern Family and Homeland signify the return of broad, fun and critically acclaimed entertainment for TV’s biggest night in television, Sunday. A sentiment we will seed throughout the year and just a taste of what viewers can expect in 2012.”
TEN’s 2012 season officially kicks off Sunday 22 January, 6:30pm. Turn it on.