Foxtel has announced its biggest slate of local LifeStyle content ever, with an impressive schedule of upcoming programs and a huge line-up of new and returning locally commissioned series going into production.
The coming months will see the return to air of many of LifeStyle’s most popular, locally produced series, including Grand Designs Australia, Love It or List It Australia and another season of Gogglebox Australia, as well as the premiere of the eagerly awaited documentary series from the Barefoot Investor, Scott Pape’s Money Movement.
LifeStyle’s local content offering will be further expanded with a number of additional local commissions commencing production this year, including new formats Selling In The City and The Repair Shop; the next chapter in Foxtel’s Find Me… series, Find My Dream Home; and the return of Foxtel’s highest rating local production, Selling Houses Australia.
Wendy Moore, Group General Manager, LifeStyle, said: “We know just how important our returning shows are to our audience, and understand they want more of what they already love, not less. So, over the next year, we will see the return of so many LifeStyle favourites.
“However, the time is right to increase our investment in the lifestyle space and I am excited to announce we are currently in pre-production on a number of new Foxtel Originals, including a brand new addition to the Selling Houses franchise, Selling In The City, as well as The Repair Shop, a heart-warming format that has been a runaway success in the UK,” she said.
LifeStyle’s upcoming programming slate will kick off on March 31 with a ninth season of Grand Designs Australia, hosted by multi award-winning architect Peter Maddison. Featuring a record breaking seven-year renovation, and a heartbreaking build which went up in smoke weeks before the homeowners were due to move in, this is one of the most emotionally charged series to date.
On April 28, the three-part special Scott Pape’s Money Movement premieres. He’s already set millions of people on the road to success and stability with his The Barefoot Investor book – which has just been announced as the highest-selling book ever in Australia’s history – and now Scott Pape is on a new mission: to teach kids financial literacy.
This timely series follows Scott as he launches his Money Movement program, pleads his case to the government and uncovers the unnerving business behind the current financial education our kids are getting.
Other LifeStyle favourites returning to screens in 2021 include a fourth season of Love It or List It Australia with Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker, and a 14th season of the multiple TV Week Logie Award-winning Gogglebox Australia.
Heading into production this month is Find My Dream Home hosted by Deborah Hutton. Each episode takes viewers on a tour across Australia in search of three properties within a specific theme, each at a different price point. Ranging from Queenslanders to Off-Grid, Tiny Houses to Country Heritage, Deborah gets a personal viewing inside some of the most unique homes around Australia, and talks to the people creating, and living, their dreams.
Production will also commence shortly on a refreshed 14th season of the top rating Selling Houses Australia, with new production partner Warner Bros International Television Production (WBITVP) at the helm. Also from WBITVP, two new formats – Selling In The City and The Repair Shop.
A spin off from Selling Houses, Selling In The City is a younger, more millennial skewed brand, with a focus on getting into, and moving up, the property ladder. The series will feature amazing design, clever solutions for small spaces and the most fabulous ways to get the absolute most out of a small, urban property.
The Repair Shop is an antidote to throwaway culture, shining a light on the family treasures found in real Aussie homes across the country. Each episode follows a team of passionate and skilled craftspeople who rescue damaged objects – from heirlooms to prized antiques to a loved one’s treasured possession – and restore them to their former glory.
Further announcements regarding production on these series will be made in the coming months.