TV primed for blockbuster season


AS the Easter holidays roll in, television grinds to a halt as stations go into their first non-ratings period for the year.

That means all your favourite shows are on hold for a few weeks, so the viewing on TV isn’t going to be great.

But what it really means is that you can brace yourself for a stellar second half of April as the networks roll out their big guns to give viewers a very exciting run-up to the middle of the year when the next round of big shows begin.

Each of the major networks, Seven, Nine and Ten are bringing out some of the biggest ratings blockbusters of the year after Easter.

So if you are a TV fan, sit back, grab a hot cup of coffee and here is what you have to look forward to over the next few weeks.

Kicking off is Ten, which has been entertaining us with So You Think You Can Dance and The Biggest Loser already this year.

The reality TV fun will continue when ratings juggernaut MasterChef returns.

Taking cooking out of the kitchen and on to our televisions, MasterChef was the little engine that could last year. With so many viewers tuning in, it became the biggest non-sporting event in television history.

More than three million people tuned in to watch 38-year-old IT business owner Julie Goodwin, from New South Wales, beat 35-year-old South Australian artist Poh Ling Yeow to win the crown of Australia’s first MasterChef.

The popular series will return after Easter with judges Matt Preston, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan back on board to dish out the dirt on contestants culinary creations.

Sneak peaks of the series from Ten show MasterChef is going to be just as exciting and watchable as ever.

Keep an eye on the guides to see when it is coming back and grab ESP for a complete list of all the exciting new shows coming to television after Easter.

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