Aaron Ryan from tvcentral.com.au joined Bec to help us dive into what’s sizzling on the small screen as we kick off 2024!

Australian Idol vs. Australian Survivor vs. Married at First Sight

Free-to-air television is about to witness a clash of the titans, featuring the electrifying trio of Australian Idol, Australian Survivor, and Married at First Sight. It’s a showdown that promises drama, competition, and the unpredictable twists that reality TV aficionados crave.

Adding to the excitement are other crowd-pleasers making a comeback: Kitchen Nightmares USA, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, and the milestone 30th season of Better Homes and Gardens on Seven. Over on Nine, viewers can anticipate Emergency, Space Invaders, Big Miracles, The Hundred with Andy Lee, and Under Investigation with Liz Hayes. Meanwhile, Ambulance Australia, The Dog House Australia, and Gogglebox Australia are set to captivate audiences.

Australian Idol: New Faces, Same Thrills

The revamped Australian Idol is making waves, with a trimmed-down panel featuring the notable absence of Harry Connick Jnr and Meghan Trainor. In their place, Marica Hines steps up to join forces with the dynamic duo of Kyle Sandilands and Amy Shark. Having watched the initial episodes, it’s clear that this season is a talent extravaganza, with surprises in store and a more controlled vibe compared to the previous year. Stay tuned for a thrilling ride through the world of Australian Idol.

Taking Netflix by Storm: Boy Swallows the Universe

Shifting gears to the streaming realm, Netflix has a treat in store with “Boy Swallows the Universe.” Starring Perth’s own Tiger Lee Halley, this series unfolds against the backdrop of 1980s Brisbane, following a precocious boy and his selectively mute brother on a suburban odyssey of love, redemption, and retribution after their family is torn apart by a drug lord. With stellar performances from Travis Fimmell and Simon Baker, this unique drama has skyrocketed to the third spot globally.



So there you have it, folks – the 2024 TV lineup is shaping up to be one heck of a ride. Grab your snacks, fluff up your cushions, and settle in for some top-notch entertainment!