Moment of Truth will air from 7:30pm Tuesday March 11.
Despite promising a local version of the series sometime this year, Nine will lead with the US version, hosted by Mark L. Walberg. The controversial show is based on a Colombian format (an episode of which saw a woman answer yes to the question “Did you pay a hit man to kill your husband?”).
Answering each question in sync with the responses recorded via a polygraph sees contestants progress to the next question towards a $500,000 prize. A false or unanswered question results in a loss.
Following American Idol the show has had big audiences in the US, but poor reviews. This week it attracted controversy for possibly breaking up a marriage when a married woman was asked by her ex-boyfriend whether she should be married to him.
The show’s executive producer, defended the show, saying they investigate every contestant thoroughly.
“We let every contestant know that we’re going to reach as deep and as far into their lives as we can. Anything is potentially fair game.”
Get ready for Jerry Springer meets Millionaire.
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