Ten drops Catfish Australia from Pilot Week

By Mariam Cheik-Hussein | 20 August 2019

Ten has cancelled production for Catfish Australia after failing to find talent for filming.

The popular US show was set to arrive to Australia, hosted by Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan, who was catfished herself, and former SBS presenter Patrick Abboud.

However, the show will be dropped from the upcoming Pilot Week after Ten failed to secure talent to feature in the show which aims to search for the “truth” about online relationships.

“We swear, we didn’t Catfish you! Unfortunately, Catfish Australia is no longer part of our 2019 Pilot Week schedule. We cast out a line, but didn’t have the right bait to catch you a catfish in time,” a Ten spokesperson says.

The loss of Catfish Australia brings the total number of shows during Pilot Week to four; Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians, I Am…Roxy!, My 80 Year Old Flatmate and Part Time Privates.

While a date for Ten’s Pilot Week is yet to be set, it’s expected to air later in the year compared to last year.

Pilot Week sees a series of program pilots produced for the network, with the chance for each to earn a full season run.

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