Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ...
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Tom Poston, Dina Merrill, Johnny Carson and Betty White are this evening's panelists. Bud Collyer welcomes the panel, and they are presented with round one - three men who claim to be Nathan Boyer, ...
Five-day-a-week syndicated revival of one of Goodson-Todman's most durable and longest-lived formats: A celebrity panel determines which of three contestants is the actual person associated with a given story.
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Monty Hall hosts this hilarious half-hour gameshow in which audience contestants picked at random, dressed in ridiculous costumes, try to win cash or prizes by choosing curtain number 1, 2 ... See full summary »
A high-stakes version of the classic game show, hosted by Gene Rayburn. A group of celebrities would be given a sentence with a missing word, which they would then have to fill in. The ... See full summary »
Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.
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Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into voting for the two impostors. Each wrong vote would be worth $250 ($100 in the daytime version).Written by
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To Tell the Truth (1956) was missing from the CBS fall lineup in September 1966 after ten years on the air. The show returned on December 12, 1966, to the Monday lineup, where it had aired for six years. However, its time slot changed from 7:30 PM Eastern to 10:00 PM Eastern. It replaced the canceled The Jean Arthur Show (1966), a new sitcom which had lasted less than three months on the network. See more »
[last lines spoken each episode]
Host Bud Collyer:
[says goodnight to the panel, then faces the camera]
Bud Collyer saying goodnight from >>name of sponsor<< and
[points right index finger at camera]
Host Bud Collyer:
reminding you to tell the truth.
[waves at camera]
Host Bud Collyer:
Good night, everybody.
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Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »
Packager Mark Goodson rightly called it the most golden game show idea of all. It's also one of Bob Stewart's masterworks, for Stewart created the Goodson-(Bill) Todman classic -- as he also did 'The Price Is Right' and 'Password'.
While the idea had roots in 'People Are Funny's Detecto segment, the Goodson-Todman crew developed a format in which not only the studio participants and the viewers could play along, but which still offers insights into human nature -- what better question to make people really think than 'which of these folks is lying?'
Stewart's ideas, Goodson's packaging, and the great supervision of executive producer Gil Fates meshed into a classic which lasts to this day, with the bright, polished John O'Hurley manning the moderator position first held by Bud Collyer (Mike Wallace did the pilot).
'Truth' is a timeless show that deserves to be one of two ('Price' is the other) to span six decades of national television.
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