Jane Kennedy slams Ten’s male-only pilot week

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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 CurryDisgrace! with Sam DastyariKinne 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!!!” 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.

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Ken Watson
23 Jul 2018 - 5:01 pm

Agree 100% Jane.

23 Jul 2018 - 6:51 pm

I’d say pure coincidence, what are the female show options?

Another kick for Harlee on the way thought hey Em?

And let’s be real, channel 10 in the 2day of tv, no one has tuned in in years.

Imran K
24 Jul 2018 - 8:54 am

You have missed her tweet that she was pointing out that she was having a go at the Herald Sun for the image. I quote:
“My issue was not about the talented and funny guys in the photo. It was the strange image of seeing 8 blokes and a woman with the remote control. “

TV Man
25 Jul 2018 - 11:45 am

Agree with Batman 23 Jul 2018 – 6:51 pm .A whack for Harley Breen and Kyle that Em Rusciano could not let pass.Fever Pitch? LMAO

26 Jul 2018 - 12:05 pm

Jane – did you pitch a show to Ten out of interest ?


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