The Project is an Australian talk show television program airing weeknights across Australia on Network Ten. The formerly half hour long show premiered on 20 July 2009 and is hosted by Charlie Pickering, Carrie Bickmore and Dave Hughes, with rotating daily guest panellists. It airs live in the eastern states with delays in other states. It is produced from Network Ten's Melbourne, Victoria studios. Describing itself as an infotainment program, The Project draws its content and comedy from recent news stories. It runs for 51 weeks of the year, taking brief breaks during the Christmas and New Year period. On 19 October 2011, Network Ten announced that it was to axe 6.30 with George Negus and was to move The 7PM Project to the timeslot; extend it to an hour and retitle it The Project. These changes came into effect on 31 October 2011, the show's 575th episode. Just three months later, Network Ten announced it would move The Project to the 6:00-7:00pm timeslot to free up the 7pm timeslot and launch a Sunday edition to air for half an hour. These changes came into effect on 23 January 2012 in its first Sunday edition and the show's 630th overall episode. In addition, an encore of the night's program is shown at approximately 11.15pm weekday evenings.