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The CW Network bolsters alternative programming slate

The CW Network has added two new series to its growing alternative programming roster by ordering original U.S. versions of British comedy panel series Would I Lie to You? and ...
March 9, 2021

The CW Network has added two new series to its growing alternative programming roster by ordering original U.S. versions of British comedy panel series Would I Lie to You? and the satirical British horror whodunit reality competition Killer Camp.

In order to build the series’ audience ahead of their U.S. premieres, the network has acquired two seasons of the U.K. version of Would I Lie to You?

A comedy panel show in which team captains and celebrity guests tell stories that may or may not be true, Would I Lie to You? sees competing teams ask questions and assess body language to guess which tales are true and which are fake.

Created by Peter Holmes, who executive produces with Rachel Ablett and Ruth Phillips, the series is produced by Zeppotron (A Banijay Company). For the U.S., Banijay’s Truly Original will produce, with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Robert King, Michelle King, Liz Glotzer and Aasif Mandvi executive producing.

In the American edition of Killer Camp, a mix of 13 American and British campers navigate through deadly twists and surprises while competing to expose the “killer” among them for a share of the US$50,000 cash prize.

Executive produced by Karen Smith, Steph Harris and Ben Wilson, the series is produced by Tuesday’s Child Television and distributed by Keshet International. The British version of Killer Camp (pictured) aired on The CW last summer.

The two new series join the networks expanding slate of original alternative series including Masters of Illusion, Mysteries Decoded, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Whose Line is it Anyway? and World’s Funniest Animals.

Premiere dates for both series will be announced at a later time.

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