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Network Ten's Pilot Week to premiere eight new TV show pilots

We can't wait!

Network Ten has just announced a game-changing new Pilot Week concept that will allow the Australian public to choose the next big television hit.

The concept is a first for Australian television, and is due to premiere Sunday 19th of August on TEN and WIN network.

Pilot Week is set to showcase eight unique original pilots of domestically-produced television shows.

The Australian public will be encouraged to share their feedback on those eight shows via tenplay and social media. Public reaction and feedback, along with ratings, will be used to determine which pilots will be ordered to series to air on TEN in 2019.

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Pilot Week will be hosted by TV WEEK Gold Logie Award winner Grant Denyer and Studio 10 star Angela Bishop, who will introduce the audience to each new pilot as it is premiered over the course of the week.

The eight pilots to be premiered are for potential series Skit Happens, Dave, Kinne Tonight, Drunk History, Taboo, Trial By Kyle, Disgrace! and Bring Back… Saturday Night.

Beverley McGarvey, Network Ten Chief Content Officer, says they are "excited" to share the wide variety of new content with their audience.

"Involving Australian audiences in whether or not a program gets the green light via tenplay and other social initiatives provides a fantastic opportunity for Australian audiences to have their say in what they want to see on our screens in 2019," Beverley says.

Yep, it's a chance to watch some exciting new shows AND throw on your judge hat and share your thoughts.

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Click through to find out more about the eight pilots, which will be up for your own personal judgement during Pilot Week.

1. Skit Happens

The sketch comedy series will feature up-and-coming comedians, performing skits based on 'anything and everything' relevant.

2. Dave

Comedian Dave O'Neil will star as himself in a new sitcom about his 'messy' life.

3. Kinne Tonight

Troy Kinne is set to star in his own half-hour show, dedicated to delivering laughs.

4. Drunk History

Following on from the success of the UK and US series, Rhys Darby and Stephen Curry star in Australia's new version of Drunk History. The show follows a group of comedians as they provide a side-splitting take on our nation's history.

5. Taboo

Harley Breen leads Taboo, a series that sees a comedian spend time with members of a disadvantaged group in society and use the experience to perform a stand-up routine about them, while they sit front row.

6. Trial By Kyle

Radio host Kyle Sandilands is set to 'mediate' arguments and 'tough cases' with the help of former Bachelor star - and criminal lawyer - Anna Heinrich.

7. Disgrace!

Disgrace! puts politician Sam Dastyari together with the team behind Gruen and The Chaser. This unlikely combination will take audiences through the latest scandals and news headlines.

8. Bring Back... Saturday Night

Rove McManus has his sights set on bringing back quality Saturday night entertainment, with his new variety show set to feature music, major guests, sketches and more.

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