Thank God You’re Here favourites develop comedy pilot PART TIME PRIVATE EYES for 10’s #PilotWeek


  Heidi Arena and Nicola Parry as partners Val and Alex  Image - CJZ
Heidi Arena and Nicola Parry as partners Val and Alex Image – CJZ

School drop-off mums plunge headfirst into the dizzying world of private investigation in a brand new comedy set to launch next month in Ten’s Pilot Week.

PART TIME PRIVATE EYES sees two primary school mums, in-lieu of part time work during school hours, engage in freelance detective work for quick cash. 

In the pilot, enthusiastic mother-of-three Val ropes reluctant best friend Alex, a single mum and ex-corporate marketing executive, into investigating a suspected cheating husband.

 They throw themselves into an energetic investigation all between the hours of 9 and 3 (school hours), complete with disguises, stakeout donuts and farcical spy references.

 Will they catch their suspect in his tracks?  Or will their ruse give way and reveal Val’s mid-life crisis? Or single mum Alex’s failing mortgage repayments?

 The show is written and created by long-time collaborators Heidi Arena (Little Lunch, Thank God You’re Here) and Nicola Parry (The Hollowmen, Thank God You’re Here) and produced by CJZ.

 Arena and Parry are supported by Nadine Garner (Mr Black, The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Alex Papps (Play School, Time of Our Lives) and Sophie Katinis (Miss Saigon, Underbelly, Out of the Blue). 

 Writers and creators Nicola Parry and Heidi Arena said:

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with CJZ and Network Ten on Part Time Private Eyes; a comedy inspired by our own lives and friendship and the relentless 9-3 work/school juggle. We also love the idea that anyone, no matter where they are in life, can ‘re-invent’ themselves.”

CJZ Director of Production and Producer Toni Malone said:

“Heidi and Nicola are an amazing comedy team who we’ve wanted to work with for ages.  They are fantastic together and their relationship and physical comedy is a pleasure to watch.”

 PART TIME PRIVATE EYES will air in September as a part of Network 10’s second Pilot Week.

Steve Molk
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & SVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405



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