TV3’s ‘The Lie’ is back for a second series

15th Oct 14 | TV News

Hosted by Jonathan McCrea, ‘The Lie’ is a game show with a difference – there are no questions! 

TV3’s big money game show The Lie will return to our screens next Monday 20th October at 8pm. The Lie, an original idea from 3Studios and STV Productions is a general knowledge game show with a difference – there are no questions!

The Lie sees a team of two contestants attempt to survive a nail-biting series of rounds, risking an increasing amount of cash on their ability to spot the lie. In each round they are faced with a series of statements in a chosen category, from pop culture to current affairs. There will always be one lie but as they get closer to the jackpot, the number of true statements and inevitably the number of pitfalls increase. The anticipation levels rise as the rounds go by, with the lies becoming more difficult to spot. This is a game of strategy, risk-taking and intelligence to win a total cash prize of €10,000.

Filmed in the state-of-the-art TV3 Sony HD Studio in Ballymount, and hosted by multi-award winning broadcaster and journalist Jonathan McCrea the second series of The Lie promises to be even bigger and better this year. TV3 will air a total of 40x30 minute episodes, 5 of which will air this October, with the other 35 scheduled to air in 2015.

The first episode of the new series of The Lie sees brother and sister act Gavin and Heather O’Reilly from Kildare, join host Jonathan McCrea to see if they can spot the lie. Can these siblings bring their skills together to walk away with the €10,000 jackpot?  

The Lie is unique in that it was TV3’s first ever co-production and first venture into big entertainment game shows. Since its launch in February 2013, the game show has been commissioned by STV for a second series in Scotland, S4C for a welsh version called ‘Celwydd Noeth’ (bare faced lie), and it is also catching the eye of foreign broadcasters with countries like France, the UK and the US all showing an interest in snapping up the format for their own territories. 

Host Jonathan McCrea said: “This year we made a number of subtle changes that really helped the game and raised the tension. This series was a real rollercoaster. We had lots of smart contestants leaving with serious amounts of cash and others who took a risk they'll regret for a long time to come. Then there were those bitter-sweet face-palm moments where you think: 'how on earth did they not know that?'  It was also interesting to see that this year was the contestants had a real sense of strategy because they had seen the last series and knew what to expect.  It's great to see which ones stick to the gameplan and which ones throw it all out the window as soon as they've seen the categories! The show is ultimately about people and that's why it works and why it appeals to Scots and Welsh and other territories. I can't wait to see the new series this October and continuing next year.”

‘The Lie’ returns to TV3 next Monday 20th October at 8pm on TV3.

‘The Lie’ will broadcast weekly on TV3 every Monday at 8pm.

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