From Dinner to Drag — Channel 10 Announces 6 New Shows For Its Pilot Showcase

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After COVID put plans to a grinding halt, Channel 10 has announced that its Pilot Showcase is set to return this July with six brand new shows. However, this year, there is a slight twist. Unlike previous years, the six “uniquely local” pilots will exclusively air on 10Play.

From comedy sketches to celebrity drag shows, the network is promising a show for everyone, claiming all of them will leave a mark in one way or another.

The showcase will kick off on Monday July 4, with six original and thought-provoking pilot episodes dropping on 10Play.

Without further ado, here are the shows coming to Channel 10’s Pilot Showcase.

Courtney’s Closet

Hosted by the indomitable Courtney Act, Courtney’s Closet is a celebrity interview show with a twist. Each episode will see Courtney transform her guest into a drag persona befitting of their personal journey, while teasing out their life story in an intimate interview, culminating in a stunning reveal.

Dinner Guest

Join Narelda Jacobs, Melissa Leong, Susan Carland and their guests in a no-holds-barred discussion about the biggest topics of today. Presented around a dinner table, this unconventional panel interview show highlights the value of sharing lived experiences and applying compassion in the face of diverse perspectives and voices.

The Love Experiment

Can 36 questions make you fall in love with a total stranger? The Love Experiment is a simple dating experiment that puts this big idea to the test by matching pairs of strangers to share the most intimate conversations of their lives, all hoping that their vulnerable revelations will be able to transform a mere connection into true love.

The Bush Blonde Vs The World

A sketch comedy show featuring Nikki Osborne in her original viral character “Bush Barbie”. With ludicrous moments of sheer insanity from the rich comedic traditions of Russell Coight and Borat, this program promises to be a wild, over-the-top send-up of Australian culture at its funniest.

Time To Die

Hosted by comedians Gen Fricker and Ben Russell, Time To Die is a devious and down-right evil challenge that dares two comedians to write the worst possible stand-up set for each other to perform in front of an unwitting live audience — will they really follow through with the dare? Just how awful will the jokes be? And how on earth will the audience react?

Abbie Chats

Abbie Chatfield is on a mission to explore, understand and reveal worlds not commonly seen or heard from on television. Abbie dives into two opposite ends of a subject, bringing her signature unapologetic brand of curiosity, passion and authenticity along, and asking all the questions the audience would never dare to.

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