December 10, 2007 01:31 AM by Joe Reality
How much does FOX want their new reality game show The Moment Of Truth to be a success? Enough that they willing to use the biggest show in television as a lead-in. FOX has announced that The Moment Of Truth will premiere on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 from 9PM to 10PM ET/PT, right after American Idol.
In The Moment Of Truth, contestants will be put through a lie detector test in order to determine whether or not they are telling the truth for a chance to win half a million dollars. To win the $500,000, contestants have to tell the truth. However, it’s not as easy as it seems.
The first questions for the low dollar amounts are fairly easy, but the questions get more personal and difficult as the prize amount increases. Before the game starts, contestants are strapped to a lie detector and asked a series of questions by a polygraph expert. The polygraph expert records their answers. Between the polygraph and the televised game, contestants can change their answers or walk away from the competition. In the televised game, the contestants will also have to answer in front of spouses, relatives, and friends.
Example questions include:
Have you ever lied to get a job?
Do you find any of your spouse’s friends attractive?
Do you like your mother-in-law?
Have you ever stolen anything from work?
Would you cheat on your spouse if you knew you could get away with it?
The Moment of Truth is being produced in 23 other countries, including Spain, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom.