Summer sizzles on Arena this December


Summer Sizzles on Arena this December

Direct from the U.S., eight of the biggest reality series will premiere on Arena this December for a summer of deliciously decadent and unmissable entertainment.

LA’s most infamous restaurateur, Lisa Vanderpump, will kick of Arena’s reality domination when season six of Vanderpump Rules returns on Tuesday December 5 at 1.35pm – express from the U.S., followed by a prime time screening that evening at 8.30pm. In the new season, Lisa will forge ahead with plans to add another restaurant to her growing empire, but when new partners Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz show their inexperience, the veteran queen of hospitality will butt heads every step of the way.

Making its express debut on Arena, Tuesday December 5 at 9.30pm, is a brand new reality series RelationShep which follows Southern Charm star and bachelor, Shepard “Shep” Rose, as he embarks on a cross-country journey to find true love. The Charleston bar owner is broadening his horizons as he travels from coast to coast in search of a soul mate. But the fun-loving Southern gent has plenty of work to do to find that special someone and will need all the support he can get. As he makes his way from city to city, Shep relies on the help of his friends to meet new women and gauge the ideal romantic partner.

The arrival of two new Housewives will lead to more super-charged drama on the highly anticipated fourth season of The Real Housewives of Melbourne, starting Wednesday December 6 at 8:30pm. Long standing friendships will be tested, and new ones forged, when newcomers Sally Bloomfield – a former magazine editor, homewares queen and hotelier joins glamorous Persian lawyer Venus Behbahani-Clark, to whine and dine with Melbourne’s most notoriously feisty women.

In Project Runway Junior season three, it’s time for the millennials to move over for Generation Z to shine. Premiering Thursday nights from December 7 at 9.30pm, teenagers aged between thirteen and seventeen will snip and snipe under the guidance of long serving mentor Tim Gunn, as they forge a career in the cut throat world of fashion. Style commentator and reality star Kelly Osbourne will return to judge the new incoming breed of talented young designer stars.

The original and best of all the cooking reality franchises, Top Chef, will return for an amazing fifteenth season on Friday December 8 at 8.30pm, express from the U.S. Embarking on an epic food adventure through the state of Colorado, 15 diverse chefs from across America will battle it out for the coveted title amid the breathtaking landscapes and thriving culinary scenes in Denver, Boulder, Telluride and Aspen. Emmy-nominated host Padma Lakshmi will be joined by a panel of highly respected judges including celebrity chef and founder of the award winning Gramercy Tavern in New York, Tom Colicchio.

Dr Jackie is busier than ever when Season 5 of Married to Medicine Atlanta returns to Arena on Saturday December 9 at 6.30pm. With a top medical practice and new book to look after, Jackie is trying to come to terms with the harsh reality of her husband’s cheating. With a new lady in the mix, and multiple relationship and personal struggles to deal with, will the elite group of doctors in Atlanta be able to mend their friendships and move forward with their lives?

In the world of billion dollar real estate, Arena’s favourite LA agents continue to broker big deals and massive drama when Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles returns with a supersized premiere on Sunday, December 10 at 7:30pm. In season ten, the men of MDLLA get a run for their money when leading female agent, Tracy Tutor Maltas, joins the team of male agents. With high prices and low inventory, competition is fierce as these agents venture out to conquer new territory in LA’s pricey real estate, and in their own personal lives.

The outrageousness of Beverly Hills’ most cashed up women will continue when the ladies return for the eighth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Wednesday December 20 at 1:35pm (express from the U.S) with an encore screening at 9:30pm. After series star Eileen Davidson dramatically quit the show at the end of last season to focus on her ‘day job’ and spend more time with her family, the door has been left wide open for a new housewife to step in as the new side kick for one the Beverly Hills’ biggest trouble makers – Lisa Rina.

Following their primetime premieres, Vanderpump Rules, The Real Housewives of Melbourne, Project Runway Junior, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Top Chef, Married to Medicine Atlanta, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles and RelationShep will be available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel Now.