There are so many types of reality shows that are being aired on different TV networks in Australia but a few of these have a distinct appeal. One such example is Mastermind Australia. The show is derived from the British quiz show with the same name. The Australian variant is shown on the SBS network.
The Australian version of the Mastermind was originally hosted by Jennifer Byrne. The show began its journey in 2019. In this show, the contestants have to answer questions asked by the questioner. The noteworthy thing is each contestant can pick subjects on which he/she is asked a number of questions. They have to answer questions within a set time and there is an option to pass the question to other contestants.
The 2021 season of Mastermind Australia introduced some changes. The host of the season was Marc Fennell. The noted journalist dons the hat of interviewer. It was unveiled on SBS on 22nd February. The subjects for the 2021 season cover a wide range including the likes of history, geography, Bitcoin, The Matildas, Britney Spears, and Australian Female Publicans etc. The season was noted for its humorous yet tense atmosphere.
The show is known for its unique presentation style. The spotlight, rapid-fire questioning and black chairs create an aura of espionage drama. Marc Fennell said before beginning of the 2021 season of Mastermind Australia the show gives the contestants scope to experience quiz show with a difference. While the questions can be random, they get to pick their areas of interest. However, the rounds can still be quite tough. Incidentally, Fennell served as a celebrity contender on the show earlier.
Josh Martin, the Commissioning Editor of SBs said, picking Marc Fennell for playing the host on the 3rd season was a natural move. He is likely to bring in a unique style and infuse the show with his energy.
While SBS is yet to open up on the 4th season, it is likely that the 2022 season will be produced. If you are interested in being part of this popular quiz show, it is better to know the procedure.
The application process for Mastermind Australia is online. You have to use the link https://go.mycastingnet.com/Apply/Show/Mastermind
The team says they are likely to pick applicants who are really passionate in their areas of interest. They also have to be good in general knowledge. So, you may apply if you are passionate about Harry Potter or find the paintings of Picasso enticing.
The prerequisites are:
Naturally, the applicants have to accept all the terms and conditions to be deemed eligible. They will have to complete all the fields with proper information and details. The selected applicants will be contacted by the team.
Currently the auditions for the Mastermind Australia for 2022 is active and no ending date is announced. We will update if it gets announced.
Reality shows are there on almost every TV network nowadays. However, with time diversity in theme of such shows has increased, making things better for the viewers. If you are tired of watching those typical reality shows based on celebrity gossips and bickering or creative talent search programs, try watching The Block. This Australian reality television series is based on the concept of 4 or 5 participating couples competing to revamp apartments and sell them at the highest rate at auctions.
The Block Australia is shown on the Nine Network. The show was created by David Barbour and Julian Cress. The first presenter was Jamie Durie and later Scott Cam and Shelley Craft donned that hats. So far, 16 seasons of the show have been aired, covering 758 episodes. The series has been shot mostly in locations around Melbourne and Sydney. Watercress Productions produced the series from season 4 to 11 and then production rights were acquired by Cavalier Productions.
The series made its debut back in 2003. After a 6 year hiatus, it was revived by the Nine Network. The series has received generally positive response from the viewers.
The production for The Block 2020 was on when the team announced the 2021 season. It is likely that a new team will be there to renovate 5 properties. The location is Bronte Court in Hampton, in the suburbs. The producers are upbeat about bagging the right kind of property for the upcoming season of the Block Australia. Julian Cress is excited about the 2021 (17th) season. They have announced it in the official Instagram page too.
The development has made fans of the series excited and they are happy that the producers managed to finalize things despite the ongoing pandemic. As per the data obtained from the casting agency for the Block Australia, Lucky Break Creative, the applicants for the 17th season seem interesting enough.
While the production work for the 17th season of the Block Australia is in progress, you may want to get enlightened about the application process. It can be handy to know how to apply for the subsequent seasons.
To apply, you have to click on the link and then fill up the online form with required information.
The applicants have to meet the following criteria:
It is good if the applicants have home renovation experience but it is not compulsory. They will get a nominal weekly fee when the shooting is in progress. Naturally, not all applicants will be shortlisted or receive confirmation calls from the team.
Currently the auditions for the Block Australia is active and no ending date is announced. We will update if it gets announced.
On the Australian TV networks, you can watch plenty of reality show series nowadays. However, not all of these shows deal with finding creative talents or bickering celebrities. If you want to watch a reality TV show with different and enticing content, give Beauty and the Geek Australia a try. It is a spin-off of the US version of the show with the same name, which was created by Ashton Kutcher. In it, women with enticing look and outgoing personalities pair up with men who have intellect but lack the oomph. They have to survive the episodic elimination. The final pair is the winner and they take home an amount of $100,000.
A brainchild of hunky actor Ashton Kutcher, Beauty and the Geek Australia started its journey in 2009. The presenters were Bernard Curry and James Tobin. Sophie Monk took over from 2021. So far 6 seasons of the show have been aired and 49 episodes have been covered. The newest season is being produced by Shine Australia. It was shown on Seven Network from 2009-2014 and in 2022, Nine Network took over.
Beauty and the Geek Australia follows the pattern of regular reality shows but it is also termed as a social experiment. In the show, the contestants learn from their partners and they try to fathom different perspectives too. During the competition, these participants stay in a large mansion. Interestingly, the beauties, take part in challenges of intellect, aided by their geek partners! The geeks, on the other hand, are aided by the beauties to compete in challenges involving social abilities. It is somewhat like the popular show The Bachelor but the twist is in the mix of brain and beauty.
The casting for the 2021 season of the Beauty and the Geek Australia was done in late 2020, amidst the pandemic situation. The production work was wrapped within March 2021. Excitement is at its peak as the show is making a comeback after a 6 year sabbatical, with a new host!
Those will to apply for auditions for Beauty and the Geek Australia will have to browse the link https://esgau.etribez.com/a/esgau/beautyandthegeek/paused
The online application form has to be filled properly and applicants have to enter apt information in each field. The application may take around 20 minutes. The applicants have to fulfil the below-listed criteria:
After submitting the online applications, the applicants will get shortlisted by the casting team. Shortlisted ones are contacted by the team afterwards. Naturally, not every applicant will get a call from the casting team.
Currently the auditions for beauty and the Greek 2022 is not active. We will update if it gets announced.
If you had thought reality shows are mostly about finding talented singers, dancers and sneaking into the lives of fading celebrities, you are grossly mistaken! If you want to experience a new type of reality show with an Australian premise, try watching Selling Houses Australia. This is a popular reality and lifestyle TV series, based on the UK origin show with the same name. It deals with property owners facing hiccups in selling their homes. The host is Andrew Winter, a noted property expert and author and, he played the same role in its British edition too.
Selling Houses Australia is made by WBITVP for Foxtel. So far 13 series of the show has been shown and 153 episodes have been aired. From 2008-20, Beyond Productions presented the show and Warner Bros. International took over thereafter. The date of debut was 19th March 2008. Since its inception, the series has won a number of TV awards and it has fetched Foxtel stellar ratings. Winter is well versed in Australian real estate market and his hilarious presentation style make the viewers amazed.
Andrew Winter, the host is joined by Wendy Moore who dons hat of interior designer and Dennis Scott plays the role of landscaper. The team checks out a property and they plan renovation to enhance its appeal. It is then put up on sale. The viewers see the results at end of every episode.
The cast has undergone some changes over the years. Charlie Albone left the show in 2020 and Shaynna Blaze left in 2021. So, the producers announced a casting call for new landcapers and interior designers.
The production for 14th season of Selling Houses Australia is done, as per the latest reports. The new presenters include landscape designer Dennis Scott and Wendy Moore, an interior design expert. The latter has expertise in interior designing and served as the editor in chief of Australian Home Beautiful for over a decade. Dennis Scott is the owner of a Brisbane based landscape company, Lush Landscape Solutions. He is a former Rugby league player too.
Andrew Winter said in an interview that he is eager to work with two new teammates. The next season will be shown sometimes in 2022 though the exact date has not been revealed by the producers.
To apply for the casting of Selling Houses Australia, you have to browse the link https://go.mycastingnet.com/Apply/Show/sellinghousesaustralia.
The Selling Houses Australia team welcomes home owners stuck in various situations. Selling a property affected by natural calamities or other issues can be a tedious task and that is where they step in. While applying online, the property owners have to furnish accurate information pertaining to their properties. It is recommended that applicants willing to sell their houses through the show attach clear images. They have to accept the terms of the series to be deemed eligible.
Currently the auditions for the selling house Australia 2021 is active and no ending date is announced. We will update if it gets announced.
Nowadays, you can find some type of reality show running in many TV networks. However, not all such reality shows have the same appeal or popularity. The trend of romance and cooking-based series has caught up. However, a section of reality TV viewers prefer watching series dealing with survival amidst difficulties. If you are among them, try watching the Australian Survivor. This popular Australian reality game show adheres to the international Survivor format.
In this Australian reality game show, a group of contestants battle for survival in a remote island. They are called castaways. The contestants will have to survive in difficult conditions. They will have to find food, water, accommodation for themselves. Basically, the participants experience survival in ancient and brutal ways. They have to compete in several challenges to evade getting eliminated and getting rewarded. The fellow castaways play role behind elimination. The winner is called the Sole Survivor and the prize is worth A$500,000.
The reality game show was created by Charlie Parsons and it made debut on 13th February 2002. The first presenter was Lincoln Howes and he was followed by Ian “Dicko” Dickson. From 2016, Jonathan LaPaglia is serving as the presenter. So far, 7 seasons of the show have been aired, encompassing 150 regular and 2 special episodes. The series has been produced by Castaway Television and Endemol Shine Australia. The first season was aired on Nine Network in 2002 and Seven Network brought the broadcasting rights in 2006. From 2016, Network 10 has been airing the show.
The first few seasons did not get very good rating. After the Network Ten revived the series in 2016, its rating has improved. In 2020, an All-Star edition was aired. However, a second civilian edition got delayed owing to the lingering pandemic.
Network Ten announced the delayed 2020 2nd edition will be revived in 2021 and since then the excitement of the fans has grown. The exact date of broadcast is not known but the shooting location is set near Cloncurry, North West Queensland. The theme for the 2021 season is ‘Brains V Brawn.’ Jonathan LaPaglia will don the role of the host, as expected. Cloncurry was chosen as the location to minimize the risk of infection.
The production for the 2021 season of Australian Survivors is underway and application is still open. The official link for applying online is https://esgau.etribez.com/ag/esgau/australiansurvivors/welcome.html
The candidates need to know about the qualifying criteria.
Currently the auditions for Australian Survivor 2021 is active and ending date is 06 June 2021.
There are many types of reality shows that are shown on various TV networks in Australia nowadays. If the typical talent hunt or relationship-oriented programs bore you to death, and culinary programs stir your interest more, opt for My Kitchen Rules Australia. This is one competitive cooking game show shown on the Seven Network. The seasons were co-hosted by Celebrity chefs Manu Feildel and Pete Evans. Colin Fassnidge donned the hat of kitchen mentor. The production was handled by the team that conceptualized the show My Restaurant Rules.
While the popularity of the show was not steady over the years, My Kitchen Rules Australia ran for 11 series. It made its debut in 2010. The directors of the show are Nick Davies and Mark Adamson. Overall, 423 episodes of the show have been aired.
While the program enjoyed good ratings since its inception, post 2019, its ratings started plummeting. Season 11 shown in 2020 witnessed further decline in ratings. This led many in the industry to speculate about the producers mulling about ending its run. However, nothing is confirmed and chances are there a new season could be in the making. Seven has not renewed the series for the 12th season but it has hinted at a possible revival in future.
The competitive cooking game show began with two contestants competing for making a typical home into a restaurant replete with the required elements. With each season, the number of participating teams started growing. In the 4th season, there were 18 teams altogether.
The episodes revolve around the teams cooking, adorning their home turned eatery and serving 3-course meal to the judges and other team members. The judges rate all three courses of meal cooked and points given play a role in the elimination pattern afterwards. The show has different phases and a Grand Final. The team with the highest points gets the prize at the end.
Much like the other reality shows aired in Australia, My Kitchen Rules has some requirements that the applicants have to fulfil.
The audition requirements for My Kitchen Rules (as per 2020 season) are:
The official link for application is https://go.mycastingnet.com/Apply/Show/MKRCasting
After clicking on apply, you will get a long online form. It is necessary to fill up the form with correct information. The first applicant has to provide his/her details in the section applicant A and the other has to choose applicant B. The noteworthy thing is only one applicant has to log in at a time for applying. Uploading pictures of the applicants is necessary but video uploading is optional. The size of the video must be under 50 MB and allowed formats are AVI, MOV and WMV.
Currently the auditions for My Kitchen Rules 2022 is not active. We will update if it gets announced.
The reality shows are so popular nowadays that you will find them being aired on almost every network! However, there are many variants and music talent hunt shows appeal to a niche audience/viewers. The Voice is an Australian music talent hunt show that enjoys immense popularity. It started its journey in 2012 and over the years has garnered a huge fan base. Based on the popular show- The Voice of Holland, it witnesses participation by aspirants from varying age groups. The auditions for 2021 season of the Voice Australia are reportedly open.
The Voice Australia has its premier in 14th April 2012 on Nine Network. So far, 9 seasons of the TV singing competition show have been held and 173 episodes have been aired. The winners bag recording contract with EMI Music Australia or Universal Music Australia. They also receive A$100,000 as prize.
The Voice Australia shows have been presented by Sonia Kruger and Darren McMullen. Many celebs, singers and icons have donned the hat of judges in this show, including the likes of Ricky Martin, Keith Urban, Kelly Rowland, Joe Jonas, Joel Madden, and Guy Sebastian. It was shown on Nine Network till 2020, but the broadcasting rights for the 10th season have been bought by Seven Network. Since 2017, it has been produced by ITV Studios Australia.
Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, the schedule of the Voice Australia was disrupted for some time. However, in August 2020 the details of 10th season were divulged. As per the network sources, Guy Sebastian and Keith Urban will reprise their roles as judges. The newcomers in the panel will be Jessica Mauboy and Rita Ora. Sonia Kruger, as expected will play the host for the 10th season.
Seven Network has said that the 2021 series will be presented in a tighter format. ITV Studios Australia’s MD and CEO David Mott said that The Voice in Australia will get a new beginning in 2021. The date of airing is yet to be unveiled.
While the dates for 2021 auditions and airing of The Voice Australia are not finalized, the basic pattern is likely to be the same as earlier seasons.
The format- The Voice Australia Series has 3 stages. These are:
Shortlisted candidates will receive the call for blind audition.
Currently the auditions for voice Australia 2021 is active and no ending date is announced. We will update if it gets announced.
There are so many talent hunt shows or reality show events you can watch on different TV networks. However, not many programs focus exclusively on the children. If you like watching programs that focus on bringing out the hidden skills and talents in the young minds without introducing commercialism and over the top elements, there is an option. Try watching the Little Big Shots Australia. This is a popular Australian variety show which features performances by kids below the age of 13. The 2021 season of Little Big Shots Australia is reportedly in the making.
Little Big Shots Australia is the US spin-off of a kid-centric variety show and it had its premiere on the Seven Network in August of 2017. The show is produced by Warner Bros. and Shane Jacobson plays the host. 2 seasons of the show have been broadcast and 16 episodes have been aired. It was conceived by Steve Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres.
Originally slated for unveiling in July 2017, Little Big Shots Australia was delayed owing to Australian Ninja Warrior’s success. It was shown for the first time on 27th August 2017. The 2nd season was aired in September 2017 following the success of the debut season.
Owing to various reasons, the series did not make a comeback in 2019. However, auditions for its third season were declared in 2019. The 3rd season could not be shown in 2020 and the series was postponed later because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it is expected that it will go on air sometime in 2021.
Little Big Shots Australia is not like typical reality show or talent hunt programs and this is corroborated by its host too. The loudness and commercialized aspect of reality shows do not exist in it. There are no cash prizes and there is no hard-core competition as well. This makes the series more viewable. In Fact, the show is suited for viewers of varying age groups.
The child participants showcase their skills and passion in the show. The viewers get amazed at the talent of the young souls. In the 2nd season, the participants included opera singer, bubble artist, drummer, poet, auctioneer etc.
As per the latest updates, casting for the upcoming season of Little Big Shots Australia is now open. The official link for applying online is https://go.mycastingnet.com/Apply/Show/LittleBigShots.
There is no fixed formula for picking the child contestants in Little Big Shots Australia. Kids with multiple types of talents can apply for the show. However, the permitted age group is 4-12 years. The online application form has to be completed by a legal guardian or parents of the kid. The online form is multi page, and filling it with the correct information is necessary. However, the producers are yet to come up with the final date for commencement of the 3rd season.
Currently the auditions for Little Big Shots 2021 is active and no ending date is announced. We will update if it gets announced.
There are so many types of reality shows shown on Australian TV Networks these days but a few have a distinct appeal. You may have heard about falling in love at the first sight. What would happen if people were to tie the knot first and fall in love later! That is what Married At First Sight is all about. This Australian reality television series broadcast on the Nine Network is based on a social experiment. In it, strangers get paired together by relationship experts. The show is inspired by a Danish series having the same name. However, the Australian version does not involve legally-binding marriage.
As per the Marriage Act 1961 of Australia, the couples paired together do not exchange formal marriage vows. They undergo unofficial commitment ceremonies instead. They get married unofficially and that is followed by a night in a hotel and then they embark on their honeymoons. After returning from their honeymoon, they have to decide whether they will stay as a couple or part their ways. It may seem weird for some but the show is quite popular. So far, only 4 couples from the beginning of the series have remained together.
The couples are chosen from different segments of life. They hail from different age groups and economic profiles as well. The relationship experts make use of science and psychology to pair the couples.
It is not exactly a competition and you will not be getting any prizes.
Under the direction of Ryan Potter, 8 seasons of the show have been shot and altogether 138 episodes have been aired. It is shown on Nine Network and the production location is in Sydney. The show made its debut on 18th May 2015. Two reunion specials were shown before the 2021 season.
Married At First Sight is referred to as the favorite social experiment of Australia. The concept may not appeal to all but some are willing to give it a try. If you think you have the guts to embark on this unique journey of finding love through the wedding route, it is time to try your luck.
To apply, you have to browse the official site and register online for the 9th season of the show. The link is https://esgau.etribez.com/ag/esgau/marriedatfirstsight9/welcome.html
There will be many sections in the online application form. To be eligible, you have to be above 25 years and a bona fide citizen of Australia. The applicants also have to be available for the shooting duration, which can stretch up to 4 months (Aug to Dec 2021). Uploading photos and videos while applying will be necessary too. Giving improper or irrelevant information will result in cancellation of application.
The application form will include some personal questions pertaining to the love life of the applicant. You will also have to list the hobbies and activities that interest you.
Currently the auditions for Married at First Sight Australia is active and no ending date is announced. We will update if it gets announced.