Jane Kennedy slams Ten’s male-only pilot week
Triple M Drive host Jane Kennedy has fired shots at Network Ten’s first ever Pilot Week, which will see the network air eight one-off shows featuring several Australian comedians, tv and radio personalities.
KIIS 106.5’s Kyle Sandilands will host Judge Judy spin-off Trial By Kyle, former 2DayFM Breakfast hosts Harley Breen (Taboo) and Rove McManus (Bring Back… Saturday Night) each have pilots, while Dave O’Neil hosts the biographical Dave.
They’ll join Drunk History with Rhys Darby and Stephen Curry, Disgrace! with Sam Dastyari, Kinne Tonight with Troy Kinne and sketch comedy show Skit Happens.
Kennedy’s gripe is with the fact that show hosts are 100% male, taking to social media with her thoughts:
Oh Look!! How very exciting for all these men!!! And look! … There’s a lady in this picture with the remote control so she can watch all the clever funny men who have the opportunity to pilot their own shows @channelten @Colvick @theheraldsun @DailyMailUK @dailytelegraph pic.twitter.com/amzX7N9EJv
— Jane Kennedy (@Jane_L_Kennedy) July 22, 2018
“Oh Look!! How very exciting for all these men!!!” Kennedy tweeted.
“And look! … There’s a lady in this picture with the remote control so she can watch all the clever funny men who have the opportunity to pilot their own shows.”
Her thoughts were echoed by former radio host Meshel Laurie and current 2DayFM Breakfast presenter Em Rusciano.
Pilot Week will be hosted by Angela Bishop and 2DayFM’s Grant Denyer from August 19, with the shows to be put to an audience vote following each airing.