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Nine new schedule includes Danish wedding format

Australia’s Nine Network has unveiled its programming line-up for next year, including a remake of Danish wedding format Married at First Sight.

Nine’s version of the format, which debuted at MIPCOM, will be produced early next year. It sees matchmakers pair four couples together who are married the first time they meet.

The Red Arrow Internationals-old format launched on Denmark’s DR3 and has sold to ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany is among the buyers of the show, which Snowman Productions developed.

Other new unscripted shows include Southern Star Entertainment-produced dating format When Love Comes to Town, season two of renovation series The Block and Fredbird Entertainment and Southern Pictures-coproduced diplomats-themed factual series The Embassy: Bangkok.

US acquisitions include CBS comedy Mom, J.J. Abrams-produced Almost Human, The CW drama The Tomorrow People and ABC special David Blaine: Real or Magic.

New scripted shows include Schapelle, a telemovie from FremantleMedia Australia about the true life trial and conviction of an Australian woman in Bali; World War I drama Gallipoli, crime spin off Fat Tony & Co., Plamker Media-produced hospital set-drama Love Child; and Mayday Mayday: The Story of Flight QF32 from Banijay-owned Screentime.