KFC T20 Big Bash League comes to Network Ten

Louise Duffy | 17-11-2013

Australia's Network Ten has announced its summer programme schedule for TEN, ELEVEN and ONE, kicking off on 1 December.

Aimed at the whole family, the line-up includes cricket, fast-tracked US programmes, premiere family movies, Jamie Oliver Christmas specials and a continuing quiz show.

From 20 December TEN will exclusively broadcast live, in prime time and on free-to-air television for the first time, the KFC T20 Big Bash League. The commentary team will include Ricky Ponting, Sir Viv Richards, Adam Gilchrist, Damien Fleming and Mark Waugh, and coverage will be hosted by Mel McLaughlin and Mark Howard.

The opening weekend of the KFC T20 Big Bash League will see the Melbourne Stars take on the Melbourne Renegades, the Sydney 6íers verses the Sydney Thunder, the Hobart Hurricanes challenge the Adelaide Strikers and the Brisbane Heat go up against the Perth Scorchers. The league runs throughout the summer, culminating in the live final on 7 February.

From 1 December, US shows Homeland and Sleepy Hollow will continue to be fast-tracked on Monday and Tuesday nights, and quiz show Have You Been Paying Attention?, hosted by Tom Gleisner, will continue on Sunday nights at 7pm.

The Project, hosted by Carrie Bickmore, Charlie Pickering and Dave Hughes, will continue weeknights at 6.30pm with regular panellists Steve Price, Dr Andrew Rochford, Pete Helliar and Lehmo dissecting, digesting and reconstructing the dayís news.

TEN will bring viewers premiere movies on Sunday and Wednesday nights, including Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Rango. Family favourites The Simpsons, Modern Family, New Girl, Jamieís 15 Minute Meals and The Living Room will also appear on TEN, along with Blue Bloods, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Law & Order: SVU and Wonderland.

At Christmas, TEN will broadcast two cookery specials - Jamieís Best Ever Christmas, which brings together Jamie Oliverís all-time classic Christmas recipes, and Jamieís Christmas With Bells On, which provides a collection of traditional Christmas classics, alongside new ideas and party food.

TENís new breakfast and morning television line-up Ė consisting of TEN Eyewitness News Early, Wake Up, Studio 10 and TEN Eyewitness News Morning Ė will also continue throughout summer.

American Idol, American Horror Story: Coven, Supernatural and Glee are just some of the US programmes that will be fast-tracked on ELEVEN.

Boasting new episodes of Ben and Kate, Fresh Meat, How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest Of Your Life, King of the Nerds and 1600 Penn, ELEVENís summer programme schedule will also feature Dancing On Ice UK, Britain & Irelandís Next Top Model Series 9 and the original series of Beverly Hills 90210.

ONE will bring viewers a variety of major sporting events and new programmes over summer. NBL will continue on ONE and the 2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series will see the Australian Swim Team including world champions Cate Campbell, Christian Sprenger and James Magnussen, take on the might of Brazil, China, Japan and South Africa. It will be broadcast live from Perth.

New episodes of Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice, Vegas, Lights Out and Bellator MMA will also be peppered throughout ONEís summer program schedule, as well as Steven Segalís movie series titled True Justice.

The summer schedule will start on TEN, ELEVEN and ONE from 1 December.