EXCLUSIVE: 10 is returning to Pilot Week in 2021 -and is now on the lookout for original unscripted shows with ‘a distinctive Aussie flair.’
2021 will mark the third Pilot Week for 10 which was held over in 2020 amid the pandemic.
2018 and 2019 Pilot Weeks marked rare showcases in television to test new ideas, with viewers invited to send feedback.
Previous events led to seasons for Drunk History Australia, Kinne Tonight, Trial by Kyle, and briefly for Taboo and Saturday Night Rove.
Daniel Monaghan, Head of Programming, 10 ViacomCBS, said: “We are thrilled to see the return of Pilot Week this year. It is such a great opportunity to showcase creative projects from our talented production community, and then determine what resonates the most with our audience.
“Pilot Week has resulted in a number of the pilots being commissioned for full seasons, and we expect this season to be no different. We can’t wait to get started.”
10 is now on the hunt for shows that can emulate the joy of MasterChef Australia, the irreverence of Have You Been Paying Attention?, the grit of Australian Survivor, the passion of The Bachelor Australia, the heroism of Ambulance Australia and the wonder of The Masked Singer Australia.
A date for Pilot Week is yet to be announced.