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Nine Network maintains faith in local dramas and factual entertainment

Nine Network maintains faith in local dramas and factual entertainment

Sigrid Thornton and Kate Jenkinson will star in ‘Amazing Grace.’

The pandemic-induced advertising downturn and temporary suspension of the local content quotas have not impacted the Nine Network’s prime-time commissioning and acquisitions for 2021.

That’s according to Nine’s program director Hamish Turner, who spoke to If today after the network’s virtual Upfront.

The network revealed Kate Jenkinson and Sigrid Thornton will star in Amazing Grace (previously The Midwife), Playmaker Media’s drama set in the unconventional birth centre attached to a major city hospital.

Apart from that and the previously announced fifth season of Easy Tiger’s Doctor Doctor, there are no local dramas on the schedule.

However Turner is delighted with Beyond Lonehand’s Halifax: Retribution, which has been winning its Tuesday night slot since launching a month ago and will assess the data at series’ end before deciding on a renewal.

He flagged there will

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