TELEVISION – The TV show season is about to begin. From Thursday February 10, almost every evening, viewers will be able to find the flagship programs of TF1 and M6 in the first part of the evening: Beijing Express (M6), The Voice (TF1),Love is in the meadow(M6), Top chef (M6) andKoh Lanta (TF1).
To find you there, and not to miss the first episodes of these new seasons, Le HuffPost has prepared a release schedule for you. And this year, the productions of TF1 and M6 have decided to renew themselves. In Top chef and The Voicethe jury will not be quite the same, while in Koh Kanta and Beijing Expressnew rules will spice up the game.
Thursday February 10
The first show to return to the small screen is the Beijing Express adventure. The first episode “In the Land of the Golden Eagle” will be broadcast on Thursday February 10 at 9:10 p.m. on M6. And this fifteenth season of the game promises to be spectacular. The eight pairs selected from the 90,000 applications received by the production will begin their journey in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, then cross Uzbekistan and Jordan, before playing in the grand final in Dubai.
This year, in addition to the traditional red and black flags, a new rule is entering the game: the “Express Pass”. During the first stage, one of the pairs will have the chance to recover this sesame which will allow him to escape the final duel.
Because, at each end of the stage, the team that arrived last chooses among the other pairs the one it wishes to face in a final sprint. This race must make it possible to determine which team remains in the game. The duo which has the “Express Pass” can decide to play it before the final choice of the team which arrived last in the stage. Unless he came last, or first – in which case both adventurers are immune. The “Express Pass” can only be played once, and will not be passed on to another team during the game.
Saturday February 12
TF1 has also decided to modify a few rules for the new season of The Voice, which will be broadcast from February 12 at 9:10 p.m. So finished the test of knockouts, which normally came after the battles. To replace them, a new event is entering the singing competition: the “super cross battles”.
A name that calls out, but a fairly simple principle since it is ultimately a second round of cross battles. The principle is essentially the same as for the battles, except that this time the singers are not part of the same team. Each coach chooses who he wants to send to vocally confront a talent from an opposing team, and it is the public who decides. The winners of the cross battles will compete in the super cross battles, the rules of which are the same.
But the news does not stop there for TF1. In addition to the four usual coaches (Florent Pagny, Amel Bent, Vianney and Marc Lavoine), a fifth artist is entering the jury: Nolwenn Leroy. The singer will not, however, constitute a new team. She will be able to select four talents from those who did not convince the jury during their blind auditions. Among these four candidates, only two will be able to return to the game at the end of the battles test, if one of the four coaches chooses him or her in his team.
Monday February 14
Love is in the meadow
On Valentine’s Day M6 has programmed a very relevant programme. On February 14, viewers will be able to discover the first part of the portraits of the farmers selected for the 17th season oflove is in the meadow. The second part of the portraits of the nine men and four women who decided to rely on Karine Le Marchand and the show to find their soul mate, will be broadcast on February 21, the following Monday.
Here too, some surprises await viewers: a father and his daughter will try to find love thanks to the show, reports TéléLoisirs. Fans of the show will also find a familiar face since Thierry, who had participated in season 10 of the show in 2015, but whose love affair with Annick had not worked, will return to the program. .
Wednesday February 16
The Six’s cooking competition will also be back in mid-February. The first episode of the 13th season of Top Chef will be broadcast on February 16 at 9:10 p.m. And the channel decided this year to shake up the composition of its jury. After the surprise departure of Michel Sarran, the jury for this 13th season will be made up of Héléne Darroze, Philippe Etchebest, Paul Pairet and the “little” new Glenn Viel.
The fifteen cooks will compete in “destabilizing, surprising and completely offbeat events”, promises host Stéphane Rotenberg. But “it’s not because we look for the avant-garde of the kitchen, that it defines the whole season”, completed Paul Pairet during the press conference to present this new season. “Not everything will be disconnected from everyday cooking”. A clever mix between “the craziest challenges” and “benchmark events” to satisfy all taste buds.
Tuesday February 22
For fans of the first hour, it will take some getting used to: Koh Lanta will definitely no longer be broadcast on Friday evenings but on Tuesdays, as for the 20th anniversary season, which ended without a winner due to suspicions of cheating. The first episode of the next season will be on television on February 22, at 9:10 p.m. on TF1.
In this Koh Lanta: The Cursed Totem, Denis Brogniart made an appointment with 24 new adventurers, 12 women and 12 men, in the Palawan archipelago in the Philippines to compete in immunity and comfort tests. And this year, the candidates were surprised to discover that there was not one, but two totems. For the first time in the history of the show, the indestructible immunity totem will be accompanied by its evil twin, the cursed totem.
“We wanted to touch on something strong while maintaining the totem of immunity that viewers have known for two decades”, explains Julien Magne, director of programs at Adventure Line Productions, during the press conference at which The HuffPost has assisted.
The principle is simple: the immunity totem protects the candidates from elimination on the council, while the cursed totem, will weigh on the candidate or the losing team in the test of comfort will inherit, one of the curses planned and unveiled during the game. However, the cursed totem will only appear during the first part of the adventure. He will then make his return episodically after reunification.
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