All the details for Network Ten's #PilotWeek
Eight original, entertaining and thought provoking pilot episodes will premiere on TEN and WIN Network from Sunday, 19 August allowing Australian audiences to have their say on what will become a successfully-commissioned television series.
Every night across the week, viewers will be treated to a sensational selection of unique pilots of domestically-produced television programs, covering different genres.
Audience reaction, social buzz and ratings will help decide what shows will return to Australian television screens in 2019.
Eager to leave their mark on the Australian public in this Australian television first, are:
Skit Happens. Premieres Sunday, 19 August At 8.00pm.
Nothing is safe from a Skit Happens parody, when the nations up-and-coming comedians including Jenna Owen, Heath Franklin, Vita Carbone, Stuart Daulman, Janis McGavin, Josh Glanc and Neel Kolhatkar join forces for Network Ten’s first sketch comedy in 12 years.
Disgrace! Premieres Sunday, 19 August At 8.30pm.
The world is full of disgrace and outrage. Shunned politician Sam Dastyari and the team behind Gruen and The Chaser manage the latest outbreak of outrage in a half-hour of opinion, insight and laughs.
Drunk History. Premieres Monday, 20 August At 9.30pm.
Rhys Darby and Stephen Curry pour themselves a drink in the international hit comedy format that takes Australia’s rich, and often surprising history and re-tells it through the words of our most loved comedians and entertainers. Starring Gyton Grantley, Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, Anthony "Lehmo" Lehmann and Gretta Lee Jackson.
Taboo. Premieres Tuesday, 21 August At 9.00pm.
Taboo has broken audience records in its country of origin, Belgium. The premise is as confronting as it is simple. The very funny Harley Breen spends five days and nights with members of a disadvantaged group in society and uses the experience to perform a stand-up routine about them – with the subjects sitting in the front row.
Kinne Tonight. Premieres Wednesday, 22 August At 9.00pm.
Comedian Troy Kinne ditches the stress of modern life, bringing hard-working Australians a fast-paced half-hour of laughter.
Trial By Kyle. Premieres Thursday, 23 August At 8.30pm.
The toughest cases, biggest celebrities and genuine disputes can only be settled by one man, radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands. As Kyle carefully unravels each case, formerThe Bachelor Australia star and criminal lawyer Anna Heinrich is on hand to assist in forensically analysing the evidence.
Dave. Premieres Friday, 24 August At 8.30pm.
Funny-man Dave O’Neil opens the doors to his crazy life with on-air wife Emily Taheny in a half-hour narrative comedy. Expect laughter, tears and the appreciation of not being Dave.
Bring Back… Saturday Night. Premieres Saturday, 25 August At 7.30pm.
Join Rove’s quest to reunite Australia’s greatest acts, bands, and television faces in a generation-bending live television show where young performers will bring back the best of the past, and old-school entertainers will be challenged with reinvention.
What will Australia deem the next big hit?