The CW Is Tackling One of the UK's Best Panel Shows, Would I Lie to You?

Would I Lie to You? is heading to The CW. Read on for what's in store for the American adaptation of the popular British panel show.

By Alyssa Ray Mar 09, 2021 12:53 AMTags
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Would I Lie to You? is traveling across the pond.

On Monday, March 8, The CW announced that an American adaptation of the popular British panel show will be heading to their network. And, as a way to introduce American viewers to Would I Lie to You?, The CW has also acquired two seasons of the British version. It's a good day for British TV fans!

As fans of Would I Lie to You? well know, the laugh-out-loud series features two teams of three celebrities, all of whom are tasked with telling unexpected tidbits and embarrassing stories. But which facts and tales are true? That's for the rival team to uncover!

Currently, the British version of the panel show, which was created by Peter Holmes and has aired for 14 seasons, stars The Trip's Rob Brydon as host and Peep Show's David Mitchell and Not Going Out's Lee Mack as the team captains. The premiere date and cast for the American edition have yet to be announced.

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Furthermore, the new adaptation will be produced by Truly Original. Fun fact: Truly Original is owned by Banijay, the company that also owns the production company responsible for the original Would I Lie to You?.

The Good Fight creators Robert and Michelle King will be executive producing this project alongside Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Liz Glotzer and Aasif Mandvi. So, with the Kings at the helm, we hope the American version of Would I Lie to You? will be a success.

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Although some adaptations of British shows have found success in the United States, including The Office, Shameless and Whose Line Is It Anyway?, others have not fared so well. We mean, don't get us started on the U.S. versions of Skins and The IT Crowd.

While we wait for news about the premiere date for Would I Lie to You?, check out the shows premiering in spring 2021 below.

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NEW: Sex, Love & goop (Netflix) - Oct. 21

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The Blacklist (NBC) - Oct. 21

The Blacklist, sans Megan Boone, returns for season nine on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Insecure (HBO) - Oct. 24

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Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) - Oct. 24

Curb Your Enthusiasm's 11th season will debut Oct. 24 on HBO.

All American (The CW) - Oct. 25

All American returns for a fourth season on Monday, Oct. 25 on The CW.

4400 (The CW) - Oct. 25

In this reboot of the former USA Network drama, 4400 marginalized people who have gone missing over the last century suddenly return, with no memory and no signs of aging. It premieres Monday, Oct. 25. 

Walker (The CW) - Oct. 28

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Love Life (HBO Max) - Oct. 28

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Dr. Who (BBC One/BBC America) - Oct. 31

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Dickinson (AppleTV+) - Nov. 5

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Gentefied (Netflix) - Nov. 10

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The Flash (The CW) - Nov. 16

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Riverdale (The CW) - Nov. 16

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Hanna (Amazon Prime Video) - Nov. 24

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Selling Sunset - Nov. 24

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12 Dates of Christmas (HBO Max) - Nov. 25

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Emily in Paris (Netflix) - Dec. 22

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The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+) - Dec. 29

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What premiere are you looking forward to most? Be sure to let us know!

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