A classic celebrity panel game show is readying a return to television. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that former NBC Chairman Jeff Gaspin and FremantleMedia North America are making plans to update “To Tell the Truth.”
“To Tell the Truth,” which was created by Bob Stewart and debuted in 1956, will be taken out to buyers soon, with the producers eyeing the show for a prime-time slot on broadcast TV, Andreeva writes. The show, which has gone through several versions on network TV and syndication, last aired in 2001.
The original version includes a panel of four celebrities who are presented with three people claiming to have the same talent. Only one of them is speaking the truth, with the other two pretending. The celebrities ask questions to find out who is telling the truth.
Gaspin, a fan of the show, is working with longtime collaborator George Moll. The pair created and produced “Behind the Music,” a popular VH1 series.