Australia's favourite TV mum, former Packed to the Rafters star Rebecca Gibney, will be back on our screens next year helping spearhead Channel 7's push to stay the number one network.
It was announced at Seven's 2014 programming launch last night in Sydney that the award-winning actress will produce and star in a new drama project The Killing Field.
Gibney will return to her Halifax f.p. crime-solving roots as the head of a special police task force sent to a small country town to investigate a shocking crime.
Seven will be hoping to continue a seven-year run as leader in prime time with a host of new and returning local and international shows.
At The Star in Sydney, Seven West Media chief executive Tim Worner addressed guests, network executives and stars including Grant Denyer, Johanna Griggs, Tom Williams and Home and Away cast members.
"Our success reaffirms and underlines the power of broadcast television," he said.
"We plan to build on this success. We continue to invest in our people, in our businesses and in great ideas."
Seven, the first network to launch its 2014 programming, will continue to focus on creating Australian television with a raft of new local productions.
Much-anticipated mini-series INXS. Never Tear Us Apart will tell the story of the most successful Australian rock band of the 80s, featuring Perth's Samantha Jade as pop princess Kylie Minogue.
Drama documentary series Australia - The Story of Us is about the people, places and events that have shaped our nation.
Bringing Sexy Back is a new makeover series that will transform ordinary Australians and attempt to wind back the clock.
New overseas shows include the Brad Pitt-produced fantasy drama Resurrection, dramatic thriller Intelligence, starring Lost's Josh Holloway, and new coming-of-age comedy The Goldbergs about growing up in the 80s. Hit US and British shows Downton Abbey, Revenge and Mr Selfridge will return for new seasons.
Also returning will be highly successful original reality TV formats My Kitchen Rules and House Rules.
A second season of Perth-born Bevan Lee's hit Australian drama A Place to Call Home will air and comedian Anh Do will be back with a new series along the lines of his previous specials Anh Does Vietnam and Anh Does Britain.
Celebrating its 20th season will be long-running lifestyle show Better Homes and Gardens.The Amazing Race Australia, The X Factor, Home and Away, and Dancing with the Stars will all return.