Channel 10 reveals PILOT WEEK 2019 line-up AND confirms a TV Blackbox EXCLUSIVE
Australia’s fourth ranking network has announced big plans for its second instalment of pilot week and confirmed our story that one of the biggest reality show in the US is coming to our shores.
When Channel 10 launched the groundbreaking Pilot Week in 2018 the concept received high praise. As first revealed by TV Blackbox four shows were picked up from the experiment; Kinne Tonight, Taboo, Trial By Kyle and Bring Back Saturday Night.
Now 10 has released information about the 2019 contenders;
Part Time Privates.
Two mothers at a local primary school decide to start a home-based private investigation business so they can enjoy flexible working hours. As their business unexpectedly thrives, they find themselves thrown deep into the world of working ‘undercover’; moving between school pick-ups, dance group and lunch orders, to threesomes, insurance fraud and failed relationships. Starring Heidi Arena and Nicola Parry.
Produced by CJZ. CJZ Executive Producers Toni Malone and Nick Murray. Network 10 Executive Producer Paul Leadon.
Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians.
Money, shopping, cars, events and glamour. Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians follows the opulent lives of six very ‘extra’ characters and their local fixer who waits on their every want and need…no matter the cost.
Produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company. Screentime Executive Producer Johnny Lowry. Network 10 Executive Producer Paul Leadon.
No publicity is bad publicity. Delve head first into the daily madness of PR guru, publicist, talent manager, reality star, author and mum-of-two, Roxy Jacenko. This entertaining and comedic access-all-areas pilot pries into Roxy’s everyday life behind her world of high glamour and outrageous excess.
Produced by Matchbox Pictures and Two Scoops Media. Matchbox Pictures Executive Producer Debbie Byrne. Two Scoops Media Executive Producer Michael Wipfli. Network 10 Executive Producer Ciaran Flannery.
Beloved pop idol Casey Donovan joins Walkley-nominated documentarian Patrick Abboud on the quest to uncover the truth about online relationships. Coming to the aid of every day Aussies who have suspicions about their internet beau, Casey and Patrick will join forces to uncover the real identities behind the hot online profiles.
Produced by Eureka Productions. Eureka Productions Executive Producer Tom Richardson. Network 10 Executive Producer Ciaran Flannery.
My 80 Year Old Flatmate.
It’s reality TV with heart, as older Aussies offer cheap rent to hard-up millennials in exchange for company and help around the house. Creating surprising friendships and mutually-beneficial relationships, it’s a look into what can happen when you take the leap across the generation gap.
10 has also confirmed our exclusive story from early March where Kevin Perry reported the network had picked up the US sensation The Masked Singer.
The Masked Singer has been the most successful new show to launch in the US in 2019.
The format originally created in South Korea, involves 12 celebrities singing live on stage before a studio audience, while wearing elaborate costumes to hide their identities from both the studio judging panel and home viewers.
Clues are provided each week to help viewers guess the identities of the competitors, with the judges allowed to ask one question of the performers each week. The guessing game has proven to be a viral hit, and helped attract live broadcast viewers back to TV, at a time when consumers are increasingly preferring catch-up.
The identities of the 12 celebrities are only revealed once they are eliminated from the competition.
Celebrity competitors in the most recent US version included Tori Spelling, La Toya Jackson, Ricki Lake, Terry Bradshaw, T-Pain, Joey Fatone, Donny Osmond and Gladys Knight.
TV Blackbox understands the 10 Network has paid an “exorbitant fee” to secure the Australian rights to the highly sought after format, which is being sold internationally by Warner Bros. One senior TV executive telling this website “10 have plenty of CBS cash to spend, and plenty of timeslots to fill”.