"The Sitcom Trials is the comedy show where brand new sitcoms compete and the audience vote for their favourite.
Submissions are now open for the Autumn 09 season, celebrating its 10th anniversary as a contest to find the best new sitcom scripts and comedy writers and showcase their work in front of a live audience and a panel of leading industry figures.
Last year's grand final saw heads of comedy and entertainment from BBC television and radio, Channel 4, and ITV deciding a winner, and the hunt is now on for new scripts to compete in the new series of live shows throughout October and November.
This season, the show returns to a long-standing format, where participants are asked to provide a ten minute script which ends on a break or cliffhanger, plus a two minute finale or payoff."
Deadline: 12midnight, 6 September 2009.
(This information is taken from the BBC's Writer's Room site)