Pilot Week 2019: schedule

10 has now confirmed its schedule for Pilot Week 2019.

4 shows will screen in the week of September 8.

Network 10 Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We were so thrilled with the quality and creativity we achieved with our partners in the production community for Pilot Week last year. We can’t wait to see how this year’s projects deliver.

“It is clear that more domestic content is what our audiences really crave, and we are working hard to ensure we can provide an innovative and diverse slate of local shows.”

Sunday September 8
9pm Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians 1 hr

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.

Tuesday September 10
8:30pm Part Time Private Eyes 30 mins

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.

Wednesday September 11
8:40pm I Am Roxy 30 mins

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 Basic Scoops Media. Matchbox Pictures Executive Producer Debbie Byrne. Two Scoops Media Executive Producer Michael Wipfli. Network 10 Executive Producer Ciaran Flannery.

Friday September 13
8:30pm My 80 Year Old Flatmate 1 hr

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.

Produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company. Screentime Executive Producer Johnny Lowry. Network 10 Executive Producer Paul Leadon.

Catfish Australia from Eureka Productions is not proceeding.


  1. thedirtydigger

    The concept of watching such a desperate publicity seeker as Roxy and her jailbird poor little rich kid hubbie appals, me, almost as much as Ten Programming’s decision to commission this junk.
    As for Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians, what a crappy ripped off title.

  2. I am a little confused about Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians. From the ads I can’t tell if it is suppose to be a reality program or are they actors in some mockumentary?

  3. I really like the idea n concept of pilot week. I reckon this will be picked up by the other networks next year. Allows small entrants an opportunity to showcase their wares. Big tick to 10.

  4. I would’ve watched the 80yr old housemate show, but being on a Friday night doesn’t work for me. Unfortunately I refuse to use Tenplay anymore because of constant technical issues. Tried catching up on Survivor to have the episode freeze, then randomly restart. Then get stuck with 12 minutes of ads!!!

    • I cannot watch it at all…not fiddling with my settings just to watch it…no issues with iview…SBS…or 7…I just click on and watch…I don’t do 9…

  5. Part Time Private Eyes could have promise, and My 80 Year Old Flatmate may be good if casted well, as in we don’t have big brother type contestants wanting fame as the younger housemate. My guess is that it’s not going to be of the same manner as ABS’s Old Peoples Home for 4yr Olds.
    The other shows just look terrible, and I still don’t understand why Roxy is considered as any form of celebrity. Hopefully Gogglebox focus on these shows.

        • Wife of “Oliver Curtis (who) took off his wedding ring and tie, and hugged and kissed his tearful wife Roxy Jacenko goodbye, before being led away by corrective services officers on Friday to begin a two years long stint in jail for conspiracy to commit insider trading. He had used the proceeds of an illegal deal with his former best friend John Hartman, son of prominent north shore obstetrician Keith, to cash in on inside information to “fund a lifestyle of conspicuous extravagance”. (SMH)

          • Thanks Jason, still none the wiser as I don’t know who Oliver Curtis is either !!!!

        • She was runner-up on “The Celebrity Apprentice – Australia”, therefore she warrants her own show lol!
          This might help : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxy_Jacenko

  6. My 80 year old flat mate sounds like an interesting concept. I fear it will get completely lost on a Friday night against football finals though.

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