The release date for The Block Season 12 — August 21, 2016
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Block Season 12 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Nine Network has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for August 21, 2016.
Basic info and cast
The Block is an Australian reality television series in which contestants compete to renovate a house and sell it at an auction for the highest price. The series is in its eleventh season, which premiered on September 6, 2015, and is currently airing on the Nine Network.
The Block follows passionate DYI couples as they complete challenging renovation projects. Taking the show to an entirely new level, this season couples will renovate Hotel Saville in South Yarra, the suburbs of Melbourne, a 1960’s octagonal, eight floor brick building into a high-end luxury apartment complex. The series goes back to basics in season 11, cutting the episodes down from 90 minutes to just one hour and airing fewer episodes per week. And unlike in previous seasons, contestant teams will also not do any trades of members amongst themselves.
The original format of the series featured four couples competing to renovate separate apartments over a 12 week period. With prior experience in renovating an apartment block in Sydney, and a budget of just $40,000 Australian dollars, the renovated spaces would then be sold at an auction, with each couple keeping any profit made above the reserved price.
Host Scott Cam and challenge master Shelley Craft return to the show for season 11 which has been renewed despite declining ratings during the previous season. Show co-creator Julian Cress has expressed that the new format will help viewers relate more to the characters who have the drive, but not as many skills. Despite continuously falling ratings there have been no updates from Nine Network regarding a possible renewal of The Block for season 12.
UPDATED July 20, 2016: The longest-running reality series in Australia is about to return to Nine Network. The 12th series of The Block is scheduled to air in August 2016, exact release date TBA. The details have already been revealed by the network, including the names of the five couples who will participate in the renovation competition, as well as the location. A 1920s art deco building in an oceanside suburb of Port Melbourne will be transformed by the motivated couples who may profit from the sale of the building if the job is well done. SIgn up for our updates, and we`ll inform you as soon as the exact release date of The Block series 12 is announced.
UPDATED August 1, 2016: Almost immediately after the Olympics end Nine’s veteran renovation series The (New) Block will launch its 12th series. The producers of the hit Australian program are promising an installment that is the most impressive yet, with the five couples restoring a derelict historic building and turning their spaces into luxurious apartments with outdoor terraces and lovely views of the city. The show will start off with a challenge that is going to determine who gets the first pick of a space to restore. Tune in on Sunday, August 21, 2016, and start rooting for your favorite couple. Sign up for our automatic updates, and we’ll drop you a reminder one day prior to the premiere date of The New Block.