Seven Upfront 2022: All new & returning shows in 2022

Seven Upfront

• Plus what to expect from the broadcasters sport offering this year

Seven has announced its content line-up for 2022 with a raft of new and returning programs as well as its sports lineup at its Seven Upfront 2022 event.

In 2022, The Voice, Big Brother, SAS Australia, Farmer Wants A Wife and Dancing With The Stars: All Stars will be joined by The Voice: Generations plus the new AGT, Australian Idol and the return of My Kitchen Rules.

Farmer Wants A Wife will feature the addition of “Sam’s Choice”, a special segment featuring Samantha Armytage.

Seven also announced it will commission Apartment Rules, a new twist on its long-running hit House Rules.

See the full slate of content below:

Seven Upfront: New Shows in 2022

My Kitchen Rules

One of the most successful cooking shows ever on Australian TV is set to return in 2022, with all new judges that will be announced soon. The show will go back to the original recipe and back into the contestants’ kitchens, with state competing against state.

The Voice: Generations

In a global television first, the world’s biggest singing competition invites singers and musicians from different generations to perform together in The Voice arena. The Voice: Generations is an ITV Studios Australia production for the Seven Network.


After a false start this year due to Covid-19, AGT will be back on Seven and 7plus in 2022. In a world first, Aussie acts will take on some of the best Got Talent champions from around the globe. Ricki-Lee Coulter returns as host, along with an all-star judging panel. AGT is a Fremantle Australia production for the Seven Network.

Australian Idol

The television icon returns after a 12-year hiatus, travelling around the country to find the next music superstars.  Australian Idol is a Fremantle Australia and Eureka Productions co-production for the Seven Network.

Apartment Rules

The mega-hit that was House Rules will be reborn and reimagined in an innovative twist to the format. Set in one of Australia’s biggest cities, the new series will take renovation to a whole new level. Stay tuned for more details in 2022.


The disappearance of young women launches a 25-year investigation by the police and one tenacious journalist, all in dogged determination to seek justice. From the creatives behind Seven’s compelling drama Catching Milat, this four-hour investigative mini- series is a Screentime (a Banijay Group company) production for the Seven Network, with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Seven, with finance from Screen NSW.

Strike Force

This new series provides an “all-access pass” into the real crime busts using footage shot by the police themselves. Every episode will showcase the meticulous planning, investigation and footage of police raids. Strike Force is a WTFN production for the Seven Network.

Code 1: Minute by Minute

Each episode breaks down the weeks, the days, the hours, the moments and seconds leading to the event that made news headlines around the country. Code 1: Minute by Minute is a WTFN production for the Seven Network.

Fantasy Island

The American reboot of the iconic 1970s series takes place at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although they rarely turn out as expected

New from ITV

Seven’s long and successful relationship with ITV in the UK will deliver three big new shows in 2022: Harry Palmer: The Ipcress File, the TV series version of the classic Len Deighton novel starring Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Tom Hollander (The Night Manager); the legal drama Showtrial with Tracy Ifeachor (The Originals) and Celine Buckens (Free Rein); and the innovative and awe-inspiring natural history series A Year On Planet Earth.

Seven Upfront: Returning shows in 2022

The Voice

One of the biggest hits of the year will return with host Sonia Kruger and superstar coaches Keith Urban, Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy. The Voice is an ITV Studios Australia production for the Seven Network.

Big Brother and Big Brother VIP

Get set for another huge year of shocks, twists and drama as Big Brother welcomes a new team of housemates and some big surprises when it comes to who enters the house and will be hosted by Sonia Kruger. The first season of Big Brother VIP does not land until next month, but it will be back in 2022. Big Brother and Big Brother VIP are Endemol Shine Australia productions for the Seven Network.

Farmer Wants A Wife

The show returns to Seven and 7plus in 2022 with host Natalie Gruzlewski plus a new line-up of farmers and ladies looking for true love. Samantha Armytage is also joining the show in a guest role. Farmer Wants A Wife is a Fremantle Australia and Eureka Productions co-production for the Seven Network.

SAS Australia

SAS Australia is back in 2022 with a new line-up of star recruits. Seventeen celebrities including Olympians Geoff Huegill and Melissa Wu, AFL star Wayne Carey, singer/actor Melissa Tkautz and reality stars Locky Gilbert and Anna Heinrich have signed up for the show’s latest season. Chief Instructor Ant Middleton and DS Ollie Ollerton are joined by two new DS: retired US Navy Seal Clint Emerson and former British Special Forces soldier Dean Stott. SAS Australia is produced by Screentime (a Banijay Group company), based on a Minnow Films format, for the Seven Network.

Dancing With The Stars: All Stars

After its return to Seven and 7plus this year, Dancing With The Stars: All Stars,  will burn up the dance floor again in 2022. Daryl Somers, Sonia Kruger and the judging panel are back on board, along with 14 celebrities including Kylie Gillies, Grant Denyer, Bridie Carter and Anthony Koutoufides. Dancing With The Stars: All Stars is produced by Warner Bros International Television Production Australia and BBC Studios, from a format created by the BBC and distributed by BBC Studios, for the Seven Network.

Home and Away

Home and Away will return for its 35th season with 45 weeks of all the drama, fun, romance, action, heartbreak and twists. Home and Away is a Seven Production.

Better Homes and Gardens

Every Friday night, Johanna Griggs and the team will continue to be invited into homes around the country to inform, educate and entertain. Cooking, gardening, home improvements, technology, health, fitness, motoring – the team cover it all and more. Better Homes and Gardens is a Seven Production.

The Chase Australia

The Chase Australia heads into 2022 with Larry Emdur at the helm and The Governess, The Tiger Mum, The Shark, Goliath and The Supernerd ready to put a new crop of contestants through their paces. The Chase Australia is an ITV Studios Australia production for the Seven Network based on the original ITV quiz show.

Homicide: With Ron Iddles

Having worked on more than 320 homicide cases during his 25 years with Victoria Police and his success rate for solving murders was unprecedented. Each week, Iddles reveals the untold stories of his most challenging cases. Homicide: With Ron Iddles is a CJZ production for the Seven Network.

Crime Investigation Australia

Hosted by 7NEWS’ Matt Doran, the series will tell the stories of Australia’s most recent headline-making crimes from beginning to end, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. Crime Investigation Australia is produced by Shadow Productions for the Seven Network.

Highway Patrol

The factual series follows members of the Victoria Police Highway Patrol as they keep the roads and the people on them safe from bad and mad drivers. Highway Patrol is produced by Greenstone TV for the Seven Network with the cooperation of Victoria Police.

Border Security: Australia’s Front Line

The new season of the acclaimed factual series will continue its 20-year legacy with another season. Security: Australia’s Front Line is a Seven Production.

Special Events

Some of the special events son Seven and 7 Plus will include the 94th Annual Academy Awards and the 64th GRAMMY Awards (new to Seven and 7plus next year), Carols In The Domain – which will celebrate its 40th birthday next year – Melbourne’s Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Channel 7 Telethon in Western Australia.

The Channel 7 Telethon is the world’s most successful TV charity fundraiser on a per capita basis and supports 65 different children’s charities from across WA. Underpinned by multi-million-dollar donations from the Federal and State governments and many WA businesses, philanthropists and the wider community, the Telethon has raised about $400 million since it was launched in 1968. The 2021 Telethon will be held this weekend.

The Big Hits From The US

The fifth season of the American medical drama series The Good Doctor starring Freddie Highmore will debut on Seven in 2022, along with new seasons of 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, The Rookie and The Resident.

Seven’s sport lineup

Seven will both end and kick off the year with its summer of cricket with an offering that includes the men’s and women’s Ashes series, the BBL and the WBBL. Seven’s commentary team has also added Lord Ian Botham to its line-up.

In February, Seven, 7plus and will present the Olympic Winter Games Beijing, live, free and across multiple channels. In a favourable time zone for Australian viewers (there will be a two-hour time difference between Beijing and the Australian east coast).

In addition to presenting the Olympic Winter Games from 4 to 20 February, Seven and 7plus will also cover the Paralympic Winter Games from 4 to 13 March.

Less than five months after the Closing Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games, Seven and 7plus will be in Birmingham as the official Australian broadcast partner for the XXII Commonwealth Games, which will take place from 28 July to 8 August.

The AFL returns in 2022 and before the new season kicks off, Seven will present all the action and excitement of season six of the AFLW, starting in early January.

The Front Bar returns in 2022 with hosts Sam Pang, Mick Molloy and Andy Maher. Also returning next year are Armchair Experts on Friday nights and Sunday Footy Fest.

The Supercars Championship roared back onto Seven and 7plus this year, with the promise of six blockbuster events a year. With the Repco Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama set to fire up on 5 December this year and lockdowns coming to an end, the 2022 season is firmly back on track.

Seven has partnered with Racing Victoria, Racing NSW, Racing Queensland and Racing SA in a long-term deal that unites Australian thoroughbred racing. The agreement runs to 2027 and means Australians will enjoy 52 weeks of racing across the nation, including the Golden Slipper, The Everest, the Golden Eagle, the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate, the Queensland Oaks, the Queensland Derby, the South Australian Derby and the South Australian Oaks and Goodwood Handicap.

Seven’s huge live and free sport line-up also includes the 2021 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the rest of the 2021-22 NFL season on 7mate and 7plus – culminating with the Super Bowl, on 13 February 2022.

Seven’s Multichannels

7mate’s key local content for 2022 includes:

Housos: The Thong Warrior: The cast of Housos are back in a brand-new comedy. Franky is on a mission to stalk and thong slap all forms of authority, with Shazza in hot pursuit (Antichocko Productions).

Local Council: The new comedy from Pauly Fenech of Housos, Fat Pizza and Bogan Hunters is set in a dodgy council, with dodgy council workers, a dodgy mayor, dodgy developers and dodgy council officials (Antichocko Productions).

Gem Hunters Down Under: Set deep in the heart of Central Queensland, this new factual series follows the highs and lows of a community of passionate sapphire hunters working in extreme conditions (WildBear Entertainment).

Watch Dogs: A new comedy about two dysfunctional security officers trying to catch a serial offender who is attacking the locals in a beachside suburb (Oldboy Productions).

Extreme Tow Truckers: A new factual series in which Australian trucking companies battle it out to win the most extreme and lucrative towing contracts in the country (Fredbird Entertainment).

Adventure Gold Diggers: Follow a group of prospectors as they search for gold in some of the most remote and inhospitable areas of Australia (Fredbird Entertainment).

Desert Collectors: For the third season, the Collectors travel the Australian outback in search of unique treasures and meet the people who spend their lives collecting them (Desert Collectors Productions).

The 7mate slate also includes Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Storage Wars, Arctic Ice Railroad and Aussie Lobster Men, plus Hollywood blockbuster franchise action movies and comedy movies.

Next year 7two will again be the home of great British mystery dramas and classic comedies, including The Coroner, Lewis, Inspector Morse, A Touch Of Frost, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Mrs Brown’s Boys, The Vicar Of Dibley and Father Brown.

Lifestyle TV also lives on 7two, with Escape To The Country, Bargain Hunt, Air Crash Investigations, Billy Connolly and Martin Clunes specials, Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages and much more.

The very best in animation is on 7flix – including The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad and Futurama – along with The Voice USA, Bridezillas, First Dates Australia, Marrying Millions and a lot of Gordon Ramsay.

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