Nine locks in The Voice Plus The Following and House Husbands

Channel Nine has locked in most of its post Easter schedule kicking off next Sunday April 7.

The Voice will air Sunday April 7 at 6.30pm, right before the Logies.     It then continues 7pm Monday April 8, 7pm Tuesday April 9 and 7pm Wednesday April 10 With 90 minute episodes across its lunch week .directly against My Kitchen Rules.

After a record-breaking appearance on Channel Nine in 2012, The Voice is back for an electrifying second season. The Voice Australia  is a show like no other. Superstar coaches – Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden, Grammy Award-winning soul singer Seal, Australia’s highest selling female artist of the decade Delta Goodrem, and worldwide Latin superstar and new coach Ricky Martin – are on a mission to discover Australia’s next great voice.

 

Returning as The Voice host is resident larrikin Darren McMullen, along with backstage host Faustina Agolley who will keep up with all the action and viewer feedback via social media.

Thousands of talented singers from around Australia have applied, but each coach must select only 14 for their team during the Blind Auditions, the first of four stages of competition. Then it’s on to the Battle phase, followed by the Showdowns, and finally the Live performance shows that will see Australia’s best undiscovered artist crowned winner of The Voice 2013.

House Husbands Season 2 will premiere 8.40pm Monday April 8

A new school year, a new house, a marriage on the rocks, a father facing “the snip” and a birthday party that goes horribly wrong – the House Husbands are back! Lewis (Gary Sweet), Justin (Firass Dirani), Kane (Gyton Grantley) and Mark (Rhys Muldoon) all return for another series of laughs, romance, misadventure and canteen duty. Also returning are Gemma (Julia Morris), Abi (Natalie Saleeba), Tom (Tim Campbell), Nicola (Leah de Niese), Lucy (Anna McGahan) and Phoebe (Georgia Flood) plus all the kids.

 

This warm-hearted and funny drama follows the chaotic lives of four modern families with one thing in common – the men are in charge of raising the kids. The four husbands are completely different. So are their wives, partners and family arrangements. What bonds them are the challenges of their relationships, friendships and careers, and getting the kids to school on time.

 

Despite what life throws at them, these fathers and their families will come up fighting, even if they are running late for the school bell. Geraldine Turner, Craig McLachlan, Madeleine West and Rick Donald join season two as special guest stars.

The Following will premiere 8.40pm Tuesday and Wednesday April 9 and 10 respectively.

This terrifying new thriller series stars Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy (Rome). When notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (Purefoy) escapes from death row the FBI calls in former agent Ryan Hardy (Bacon), a psychologically scarred veteran who captured Carroll nine years earlier.

 

Knowing Carroll better than anyone, Hardy soon discovers that he was communicating with a network of killers on the outside and has much more planned than just a prison escape. As Hardy and the FBI are challenged by an ever-widening web of murder masterminded by the diabolical Carroll, Hardy will get a second chance to capture him and another shot at redemption when he faces an entire cult of serial killers.

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