The Seven Network today announced the exciting return of one of Australia’s longest running and most acclaimed television series, This Is Your Life, debuting on Channel 7 later this year.
Beloved across Australia for placing the spotlight on some of the nation’s most successful, admired and fascinating characters, This Is Your Life will return as a series of special events produced by ITV Studios Australia.
This Is Your Life celebrates one iconic Australian at a time, offering revealing insights, emotional reunions and never-before-seen footage from their closest colleagues, friends and family, including international names and stellar surprise performers.
Seven’s Director of Network Programming, Angus Ross, said: “This Is Your Life was an iconic and incredibly successful show for many years. The time feels right for it to return. We can’t wait to bring the format into 2022, engaging both new viewers and the generations of Australians who remember the show fondly and will welcome its return.”
The host of the new version of This Is Your Life will be announced soon.
ITV Studios Australia CEO and Managing Director, David Mott, said: “We are honoured to be producing the return of this nostalgic and warm-hearted format that is so well known to Australian television. It will be a true celebration, along with a few surprises, of our iconic Australians and much-loved personalities, where everyone can come together to enjoy these special event nights on Seven. There has never been a better time to highlight great Australians than right now.”
The format for This Is Your Life is owned by TIYL 2010, LLC whose authorised representative is Ralph Edwards Productions and is distributed by All3Media International.
Sabrina Duguet, EVP APAC for All3Media International, said: “The appeal of This Is Your Life is timeless and we’re delighted to now represent the Ralph Edwards Production show. The series has focused on the famous and everyday extraordinary people throughout its incarnation, in a refreshingly simple, honest manner to celebrate life and the positive impact lives have on each other. We are thrilled that Seven and ITV Studios Australia will be bringing the show to Australian audiences this year.”
Making its original debut on Seven in 1975, hosted by Mike Willesee, This Is Your Life became one of the most popular and engaging shows on television over its six-year run on the network. It was also hosted by Digby Wolfe and Roger Climpson. The program ran on the Nine Network, on and off, from 1995 to 2011.