MASSIVE WEEK ON NINE
FROM SUNDAY, APRIL 7
The Voice Season 2: Premieres Sunday, April 7, 6.30pm
55th TV Week Logie Awards: Sunday, April 7, 8.00pm
House Husbands Series 2: Premieres Monday, April 8, 8.40pm
The Following: Premieres Tuesday, April 9, 8.40pm
The Nine Network will launch a massive week of television after Easter starting with season two of the ratings phenomenon The Voice, with new coach Ricky Martin, on Sunday, April 7.
After The Voice on Sunday night, Nine will present the star-studded 55th TV Week Logie Awards extravaganza from Crown Towers in Melbourne. The Red Carpet Arrivals begin at 8.00pm and the 2013 TV Week Logie Awards follow at 8.30pm.
Season two of Aussie drama favourite House Husbands goes to air the next night (Monday, April 8) before the premiere of The Following, the gripping new thriller starring Kevin Bacon, on Tuesday, April 9.
The Voice Season 2: Premieres Sunday, April 7, at 6.30pm and continues Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.00pm
After a record-breaking appearance on Channel Nine in 2012, The Voice is back for an electrifying second season. The Voice Australia is a show like no other. Superstar coaches – Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden, Grammy Award-winning soul singer Seal, Australia’s highest selling female artist of the decade Delta Goodrem, and worldwide Latin superstar and new coach Ricky Martin – are on a mission to discover Australia’s next great voice.
Returning as The Voice host is resident larrikin Darren McMullen, along with backstage host Faustina Agolley who will keep up with all the action and viewer feedback via social media.
Thousands of talented singers from around Australia have applied, but each coach must select only 14 for their team during the Blind Auditions, the first of four stages of competition. Then it’s on to the Battle phase, followed by the Showdowns, and finally the Live performance shows that will see Australia’s best undiscovered artist crowned winner of The Voice 2013.
Straight after The Voice on Sunday, April 7, it’s the 55th TV Week Logie Awards. The star-studded night begins when Shelley Craft, Jules Lund and Shane Crawford greet the biggest names in Australian television, and international guests, for the glamorous Red Carpet Arrivals from 8.00pm.
Once again a stellar cast of presenters will take to Crown’s Palladium Ballroom to hand out the 25 Logies when the awards get underway at 8.30pm. Presenters include Gold Logie nominees Hamish Blake, Andy Lee and Adam Hills, comedian Dave Hughes, Julia Morris, Shane Bourne, Lisa Wilkinson, Rebecca Gibney, Eddie Perfect, Scott Cam, Kat Stewart, Jessica Mauboy, Shane Jacobson, Sonia Kruger, Jennifer Byrne and Mandy McElhinney.
House Husbands Series 2: Premieres Monday, April 8, at 8.40pm
A new school year, a new house, a marriage on the rocks, a father facing “the snip” and a birthday party that goes horribly wrong – the House Husbands are back! Lewis (Gary Sweet), Justin (Firass Dirani), Kane (Gyton Grantley) and Mark (Rhys Muldoon) all return for another series of laughs, romance, misadventure and canteen duty. Also returning are Gemma (Julia Morris), Abi (Natalie Saleeba), Tom (Tim Campbell), Nicola (Leah de Niese), Lucy (Anna McGahan) and Phoebe (Georgia Flood) plus all the kids.
This warm-hearted and funny drama follows the chaotic lives of four modern families with one thing in common – the men are in charge of raising the kids. The four husbands are completely different. So are their wives, partners and family arrangements. What bonds them are the challenges of their relationships, friendships and careers, and getting the kids to school on time.
Despite what life throws at them, these fathers and their families will come up fighting, even if they are running late for the school bell. Geraldine Turner, Craig McLachlan, Madeleine West and Rick Donald join season two as special guest stars.
The Following: Premieres Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10, at 8.40pm
This terrifying new thriller series stars Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy (Rome). When notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (Purefoy) escapes from death row the FBI calls in former agent Ryan Hardy (Bacon), a psychologically scarred veteran who captured Carroll nine years earlier.
Knowing Carroll better than anyone, Hardy soon discovers that he was communicating with a network of killers on the outside and has much more planned than just a prison escape. As Hardy and the FBI are challenged by an ever-widening web of murder masterminded by the diabolical Carroll, Hardy will get a second chance to capture him and another shot at redemption when he faces an entire cult of serial killers.