ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey broke the news that ABC had picked up season two of the hit game show during today’s TCA executive presentation.
Excerpted from a multi-show press release:
“We’re thrilled by the performance of each of our game shows and the reception they received from the fans,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. She added, “The success of these shows is due in large part to the strength of our hosts […]
Two-time Emmy Award-nominee Anthony Anderson returns to host a second season of this summer’s hit series “To Tell the Truth.” Produced by FremantleMedia North America, “To Tell the Truth” is clever and funny re-imagination of the beloved game show of the same name. The all-new version takes the excitement to another level, featuring fun characters from pop culture. In each round, the panel is presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement. One is sworn to tell the truth while the others are not.
“To Tell the Truth” averaged 5.2 million Total Viewers and a 1.2/4 in Adults 18-49 during its run, improving its hour for ABC over “Extreme Weight Loss” during the comparable weeks last summer by 86% in Total Viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49. On its series premiere, “To Tell the Truth” delivered ABC’s best summertime numbers with series programming in the hour in 3 years with Total Viewers and in 2 years with Adults 18-49 – since 5/28/13 and 6/24/14, respectively.
Truth be told, the Alphabet Network has been pretty lucky with its new spin on classic TV game shows. Dungey also announced the $100,000 Pyramid and Match Game TV shows have been renewed for second seasons, while Celebrity Family Feud has been picked up for a third.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the To Tell the Truth TV series? Do you plan to watch the second season on ABC?