Lie Detectors

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Lie Detectors
Lie Detectors logo.png
Genre Game show
Created by Tim Fornara
Presented by Rove McManus
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18 (22 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jim Biederman
  • Marla Ratner
  • Tim Fornara
Production company(s) Jim Co.
Release
Original network Game Show Network
Original release April 20 (2015-04-20) – May 27, 2015 (2015-05-27)
External links
Website

Lie Detectors is an American television series broadcast by Game Show Network. The series, hosted by Rove McManus, premiered on April 20, 2015.

Each episode of the series features a panel of three comedians presenting a variety of random facts and lies over several rounds to a studio audience, who vote to decide which of the three comedians tells the truth in each round.

Production[edit]

The series received little advanced attention from GSN before it was announced as green-lit on March 10, 2015.[1] During the first week of the series' run, a new episode aired each weekday (Monday to Friday) at 6:30 p.m. ET.[2] Starting on April 29 of the same year, the show moved to its permanent time slot, with two back-to-back new episodes airing each Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. ET.[3][4] The series was not renewed for a second season.[5]

Cast[edit]

Panelists on the show have included:

Reception[edit]

Both David Knox and Neil Genzlinger, writing for Australia's TV Tonight and The New York Times respectively, drew comparisons between the series and To Tell the Truth.[7][8]

Ratings[edit]

The first episode in its regular timeslot on April 29, 2015 rated 342,000 American viewers, losing 191,000 viewers from lead-in Idiotest.[9] On May 6, 2015 it dropped to 298,000 viewers.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GSN Announces Two New Original Series at Its 2015 Upfront: Steampunk'd and Lie Detectors" (Press release). GSN Corporate. March 10, 2015. Archived from the original on May 2, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "GSN's New Original Game Show Series Lie Detectors Hosted by Rove McManus, to Air Weekdays at 6:30PM ET Beginning Monday, April 20" (Press release). GSN Corporate. March 19, 2015. Archived from the original on March 23, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ Lie Detectors. Season 1. Episode 6. April 29, 2015. Game Show Network. 
  4. ^ Lie Detectors. Season 1. Episode 7. April 29, 2015. Game Show Network. 
  5. ^ Lehmann, Megan (May 14, 2016). "Rove McManus, talk show and radio star, is back on the bright side". The Australian. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Lie Detectors. Season 1. Episode 1. April 20, 2015. Game Show Network. 
  7. ^ Knox, David (March 12, 2015). "Rove to host US cable game show". TV Tonight. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (May 5, 2015). "Labor Games Is a Brilliantly Absurd TV Game Show". The New York Times. Retrieved June 26, 2017. 
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 4.29.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 5.6.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 

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