10 has been forced to call off its third Pilot Week due to the production shutdown caused by coronavirus impact.
The third week of new originals was due in coming months, although no dates had been set.
A Network 10 spokesperson said: “At this stage we are unable to include Pilot Week 2020 in our program schedule due to the impacts that COVID-19 has had on production companies.
“We are extremely proud of the success Pilot Week has achieved and we hope to bring many more entertaining, innovative and groundbreaking pilots to viewers in 2021.”
It’s a disappointing but understandable outcome given the widespread shutdown.
Meanwhile hopes for The Amazing Race Australia to begin filming in June are also out.
“We continue to monitor domestic flight restrictions as well as social distancing regulations to ensure The Amazing Race Australia can go back into production at the right time,” the spokesperson added.
The series had originally set its sights on international but settled on local destinations. That’s still some way off given Step 1 of recovery is getting underway. TARA requires wide access and interaction by cast and crew.
Fingers crossed it can resume in coming months.