The Great Australian Spelling Bee to return in 2016

Network Ten commissions a second season of Endemol Shine Australia’s The Great Australian Spelling Bee

Network Ten has announced it had commissioned a second series of its new family entertainment series, The Great Australian Spelling Bee.

Network Ten chief programming officer Beverley McGarvey said: “We are delighted with how Australians have embraced The Great Australian Spelling Bee and welcomed these amazing kids into their homes and hearts.

“From the start, we realised this was a very special show and that its stars – the talented and inspiring eight to 13-year-old spellers – would have viewers laughing, crying, cheering and spelling along with them. The Great Australian Spelling Bee is fresh, different and always compelling. “Commissioning a second series was an incredibly easy decision for us to make.”

The Great Australian Spelling Bee is produced for Network Ten by Endemol Shine Australia. The second series will go to air on TEN in 2016.

Endemol Shine Australia CEO Mark Fennessy said: “We’re extremely proud that this simple yet original concept has been so warmly received and supported. We look forward to presenting even more of Australia’s brightest and brilliant young talent in this exciting family entertainment series.”

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