“We’re ready for an Olympic year of fun.”

2011 hasn’t been Channel 9’s best year. A tough run of shows, some that failed spectacularly, still some that succeeded triumphantly. The release of their 2012 schedule has been a closely guarded secret, until they released their first promo showing off some of what will fill our screens from the home of the dots in 2012.

There’s a great schedule of programs: The new telemovie based on the mining disaster that trapped Brant Webb & Todd Russell at Beaconsfield, starring Shane Jacobsen, Lachy Hulme & Michala Banas; Ch9’s new celebrity reality weight loss baby Excess Baggage; The return of The Block & Celebrity Apprentice Australia; The network finally fessed up and admitted they’ll be hosting Big Brother Secrets; and then of course there’s the 2012 London Olympics.

It’s gonna be big, though they may want to spell-check the promo before they use it again. The word is spelt “excitement”, with an “e”.