‘To Tell the Truth’ is an American television panel game show, which features a panel of four celebrities, who try to figure out who is telling the truth about their profession among the three challengers who are presented, by asking them questions. It is one of two game shows in the United States to have aired at least one new episode in at least seven consecutive decades, the other show to do so is ‘The Price is Right’. The show has been created by Bob Stewart in 1956. The current revival of the show airs on ABC and first premiered on June 14, 2016.
The show has in its first run aired on CBS before heading to NBC and eventually to ABC. The way the game is structured is that the questions are posed to the people, two of whom may lie, but the central character cannot. The task is to guess who the central character is and this person’s unusual experience or occupation is laid out to the host of the show. Notably, the addition of the imposter element is seen in other shows like ‘I’ve Got a Secret’ and ‘What’s My Line?’. The series ‘To Tell the Truth’ has been been a cornerstone of American popular entertainment for some time now, and it has morphed into various forms and been popularized in other countries as well. It has also been made into a board game, a one-person player game which was short-lived, and a video slot machine game. Naturally, the series has a massive fan following and appeals to an audience across various age groups.
To Tell the Truth Cast: Who is in it?
The show ‘To Tell the Truth’ will once again be hosted by Anthony Anderson, and Anderson’s mother, Doris Day Bowman will be back as the ‘scorekeeper’. There’s not much news regarding who the guest stars will be but we will update this section when more details are revealed.
The first episode of the last season featured guest stars, Octavia Spencer, Dermot Mulroney, Nikki Glaser, and Gabby Douglas. The next episode will feature guest stars, Ashley Graham, Jenna Elfman, Donald Faison, and Alex Trebek. The other guests who had been confirmed for the previous were Yvette Nicole Brown, Laverne Cox, Tony Hale, and Jalen Rose. There is no doubt that the upcoming season will have a stellar line-up as well. With the likes of Kal Penn of ‘Harold and Kumar‘ and ‘How I Met Your Mother‘ fame, the guest panelists play a huge role in attracting audiences with their star power. However, it is not just that, but also the fact that the format of the show allows for a lot of fun and has the viewers hooked. Hopefully, the upcoming season will follow the same footsteps.
To Tell the Truth Plot: What is it about?
The basic premise of ‘To Tell the Truth’ goes thus – three contestants all claim to be a person with a distinct occupation or with something unusual that sets them apart. One of them is telling the truth, while the other two are lying. Notably, the central character cannot lie, but the imposters can. The four celebrity panelists pose questions to them in the hopes that they can identify which contestant is telling the truth.