A TV network taking a punt on new local content is always a welcome move. It's even better when that gamble actually pays off.

Case in point? Three's Comedy Pilot Week.

Those of you who can still remember as far back as last September may recall Three airing five local half-hour sitcom pilots, with ratings and viewer feedback determining which – if any of them – would be picked up for a full run.

And despite this country's very patchy history of producing watchable sitcoms, two of those pilots were each given the green light to become an eight-part series:

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