ABC, which has had ratings success with a celebrity version of “Family Feud” this summer, is also bringing back another gameshow classic: “To Tell the Truth.”
The network announced Wednesday that a six-episode reimagining of “To Tell the Truth,” from FremantleMedia North America, to be hosted by “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson, is coming soon to the network. No air date was announced.
Betty White, who was a panelist on the show when it aired on NBC more than 20 years ago, and NeNe Leakes will appear in each episode along with two other celebrities each week. In each round, the celebrity panel will be presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement. One is sworn to tell the truth while the others are not.
This version will be something of a variety show too, and will feature Cheche and his Band of Liars as the house band. Each episode will also end with a show-stopping stunt/performance. Anderson’s mother, Doris, will be the official scorekeeper and asking questions of her own, not to mention embarrassing her son every chance she gets.
“To Tell the Truth” will be taped in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. Barry Poznick, Toby Gorman, Thom Beers, Jeff Gaspin, George Moll and Anthony Anderson are executive producers.