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The Moment of Truth

The Moment of TruthNetwork: FOX
Episodes: 23 but five have not aired (hour)
Seasons: Two

TV show dates: January 23, 2008 – August 28, 2009
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Mark L. Walberg (host)

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TV show description:
This reality game show puts participants under the scrutiny of a lie detector test in their quest to win a half a million dollars.

The challenge seems easy. Just answer increasingly personal questions honestly, as determined by a polygraph, and win up to $500,000. In fact, it’s the only competition show where participants know both the questions and the answers before they start the game.

Prior to the show, contestants are strapped to a lie detector and asked over 50 questions by a polygraph expert. Without knowing the results of the test, the person is then asked 21 of those questions during the show, each becoming progressively more personal in nature and is worth more money.

If the contestant answers honestly (as confirmed by the polygraph), he/she moves on to the next question. If polygraph determines the person has lied or if they refuse to answer a question after it’s been asked, the game ends and the contestant loses all of the prize money they’ve accumulated. The sensitive questions become all the more difficult to answer because they often must be answered in front of spouses, relatives and friends. What deep dark secret will someone divulge for a chance to win $500,000?

The series is hosted by Mark L. Walberg.

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anthony September 6, 2011 at 3:29 pm

i agree bring it back,”moment of truth”the only real reality show on television

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not tellin December 31, 2009 at 3:32 pm

I really like this show. I have read the other articles and commetns on this site about it as well as other places online, and poeple really seem to like this show. And season 2 wasnt but just a couple episodes, that cant be considered another season. 13-26 episodes is a “season”.

Plus, I also skip Idol in order to watch it. Now that Ellen is on there… more are sure to stop watching Idol’s show (what in the world does she bring to that show? She has no musical background and shouldnt seriously be judge there. Bet she’s only there for the gay audience. argh! ridiculous and not what the show needs. It needs talent.).

Come on fox play the episodes that havent been seen yet, and bring the show back for another season! You can find another host for the show. *This is one of the few if only “real” reality shows on tv.

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Deborah Kavanaugh July 25, 2009 at 3:57 pm

I love this love and hope very much that you do not cancell it.If people want to go on tv and think that they can beat the lie detector then let them.I and my whole family love this show and will be very disappionted if it is cancelled.

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