Would I Lie To You?

9:30pm – Friday, August 10 on TV 3

Hosted by mischievous and brilliant broadcaster Paul Henry, 3’s Would I Lie to You? returns to our screens on Friday, August 10 th at 9:30pm on 3. Would I Lie To You? is a panel comedy show in which two teams compete to separate believable truths from unbelievable lies.

Team captains Jesse Mulligan and Jon Bridges drive their celebrity guests (two per team) to reveal incredible facts and embarrassing personal tales for the consideration of the opposing teams. In the hilarious process, audiences will learn more than they possibly need to know about the celebrities, Jesse and Jon, and Paul himself.

Each week Jon and Jesse are joined by guest personalities, including sports icons, actors, raconteurs, musicians and politicians.

Make sure not to miss this when Would I Lie To You? returns with 7 Day’s Jeremy Corbett, Paul Ego, Dai Henwood, and Ben Hurley on Friday, August 10th at 9:30pm on 3.

There was much fanfare over the return of Paul Henry to Television and his new role as the host of Would I Lie to You? on TV3.  Many would have assumed that WILTY was going to be a replication of the highly successful 7 Days, albeit in Prime Time on a Sunday night.  As with may first outings, it was not.  

By the end of the episode I was disappointed that the half hour show was finished already but the first few segments of the show were a bit too predictable and it wasn’t until Ewan Gilmore took center stage that the real humour began.  Perhaps he’s just a really good liar and comes from so far out of leftfield that anything that passes his lips actually seems plausible.  

But there was just too much predictability as to the truth to many of the lies. Did anyone honestly believe Robyn Malcolm’s 3 rotisseried chickens story or that the 6″7 Oliver Driver was the shortest person in his family?

However, there were plenty of gags along the way the proved that show had great comedic value, although TV3 have been quick to point out that it is a broad entertainment show.  The joking about having Paul Henry and Oliver Driver on the same show was amusing.

I’m not convinced that the scheduling is the best for TV3.  Why would you put a comedy/broad entertainment show before a current affairs show and then a drama?  I would have thought that, and despite another comparison to 7 days, if you want a succesful night of ratings then wouldn’t you want to replicate the comedy block that they’ve done with Fridays?  In saying that, 60 Minutes did have a better night, suggesting that the lead in worked.

For the last 7 Days comparison, sorry, let’s look at how the pilot of WILTY compared against it.  On Sunday night, WILTY drew an audience of 267,840. On the 21st of August, 2009, 7 Days first outing only had 196,600.  If WILTY can procure the same success, there is no reason why TV3 wouldn’t be onto a winner.

What did you think of Would I Lie To You?

MediaWorks has announced that Paul Henry’s last day as host of the station’s drive time show will be Friday 17 February.  

The broadcaster originally planned to continue his hosting duties on RadioLIVE until the end of March, but this proved logistically impossible given the realities of his new Australian role as host of the upcoming Channel Ten breakfast programme.

After February 17, Henry will become RadioLIVE’s Australian correspondent, filing reports daily, and will continue to work on projects for TV3. 

Henry says he is hatching plans to make his swansong as a radio host as memorable as possible.

“My time at RadioLIVE is one of the best jobs I have had, and I want to say a proper goodbye to my listeners,” he says.

“I am disappointed that I couldn’t continue with the drive show as planned, but am looking forward enormously to getting back into the studio next week.”

Henry will spend the weekend after his radio stint recording new episodes of TV3 comedy panel show Would I Lie To You?  The new series, which he hosts, premieres on Sunday 12 February at 7pm.

RadioLIVE says a permanent replacement is not expected to be made until April.  Until that time, the show will be hosted by Brent Impey, with Rodney Hide filling in on occasion.

The station is Inviting listeners to nominate who they’d most like to hear Paul Henry interview in his final week, by visiting www.radiolive.co.nz.

7:00pm – Sunday, February 12 on TV 3

“It isn’t ok to tell a lie, it’s our absolute obligation. Lies are the wallpaper of society – covering some pretty ugly construction.” – Would I Lie To You? team captain Jon Bridges.

Hosted by mischievous and brilliant broadcaster Paul Henry, 3’s brand new series, Would I Lie To You? premieres on Sunday, February 12 th at 7pm. Would I Lie To You? is a panel comedy show in which two teams compete to separate believable truths from unbelievable lies.

Team captains Jesse Mulligan and Jon Bridges drive their celebrity guests (two per team) to reveal incredible facts and embarrassing personal tales for the consideration of the opposing teams.

In the hilarious process, audiences will learn more than they possibly need to know about the celebrities, Jesse and Jon, and Paul himself.

Each week Jon and Jesse are joined by guest personalities, including sports icons, actors, raconteurs, musicians and politicians.

Make sure not to miss the season premier of Would I Lie To You? when the series comes to our screens on Sunday, February 12 th at 7pm on 3.

Hosted by mischievous and brilliant broadcaster Paul Henry, 3’s brand new series, Would I Lie To You? premieres on Sunday, February 12th at 7pm.

Would I Lie To You? is a panel comedy show in which two teams compete to separate believable truths from unbelievable lies.

Team captains Jesse Mulligan and Jon Bridges drive their celebrity guests (two per team) to reveal incredible facts and embarrassing personal tales for the consideration of the opposing teams.

In the hilarious process, audiences will learn more than they possibly need to know about the celebrities, Jesse and Jon, and Paul himself.

Each week Jon and Jesse are joined by guest personalities, including sports icons, actors, raconteurs, musicians and politicians.

Make sure not to miss the season premiere of Would I Lie To You? when the series comes to our screens on Sunday, February 12 th at 7pm on 3.

It’s that time of year again.  Here are the seasons greetings from Mediaworks TV

TV3 has confirmed the network’s first television project with Paul Henry, screening in the premium 7pm Sunday timeslot, will be new comedy panel show Would I Lie to You?

Henry will host the programme which sees celebrity teams compete to tell the most believable lies, and unbelievable truths.  In the process they reveal incredible facts and embarrassing, but hilarious, personal stories. 

MediaWorks Director of Programming Kelly Martin says TV3 looked at numerous options for the 7pm slot, and Would I Lie to You? was head and shoulders above the rest.

“We have always said that we wanted to launch Paul on TV3 with a show ideally suited to his mischievous wit and fearless opinions,” says Martin. 

“This format is perfect.  It allows us to make the most of Paul’s unique broadcasting talents, build on our track record with comedy, and involve a wide range of celebrity guests.”

Would I Lie to You? will be filmed in blocks of episodes, beginning later in December.  Once Henry moves to Australia in the New Year, he will return to Auckland regularly to record new episodes.

“It has always been important that our 7pm Paul Henry show had a strongly New Zealand flavour,” Martin says. 

“We felt this was not only the perfect show for Paul, but ticked all the boxes when it came to securing top notch guest talent. 

“This is a brilliant, brilliant television format, and the ideal show for Sunday evenings,” Henry says. 

“Half an hour of well-known Kiwis sharing outrageous lies and astonishing truths, coached and corralled by the talented Jesse and Jon, is my idea of great television.”

 

WOULD I LIE TO YOU?

Hosted by mischievous and brilliant broadcaster Paul Henry, Would I Lie To You? is a panel comedy show in which two teams compete to separate believable truths from unbelievable lies.  Team captains Jesse Mulligan and Jon Bridges drive their celebrity guests (two per team) to reveal incredible facts and embarrassing personal tales for the consideration of the opposing teams.  In the hilarious process we learn more than we possibly need to know about the celebrities, Jesse and Jon, and Paul himself.

Each week Jon and Jess are joined by guest personalities, including sports icons, actors, raconteurs, musicians and politicians.  The initial line-up includes Bernice Mene, actors Jodi Rimmer, Colin Mathura-Jeffree, Tom Scott, Jon Toogood, Antonia Prebble and Robyn Malcolm.

Would I Lie To You? will screen on TV3 as part of the 2012 new season, at 7pm on Sunday.

Paul Henry will forgo current affairs on TV3 in exchange for a comedy series he is set to host called Would I Lie To You?.

The former Breakfast host was lined up for a Sunday night current affairs show on TV3 but will instead focus on comedy.

The format, a comedy panel show featuring two teams and guest celebrities, will also allow Henry to take up his breakfast television role on Channel Ten in Australia.

It is understood Henry’s current affairs show has been scrapped altogether, due to difficulties in producing the show from Sydney.

Filming on the comedy series is said to be beginning on the 17th of December.

Source: stoppress

Mediaworks TV have launched their 2012 new season for TV3 and Four with an interesting line up of new and old shows.

The event kicked off at the SkyCity Theatre in Auckland this morning with a mock X Factor style audition for the MC job. Video showed the network’s stars getting txt messages while they were recording their own shows and then bailing in the middle to rush to the audition.  The funnier of them all was Rachel Smalley leaving the Prime Minister during the middle of an interview.

Paul Henry was one of the judges who was ruthless in saying no to everyone, including Mike McRoberts, Ben Boyce and the 7 Days crew.  In the end, having been appalled at the talent, Henry decided that if you wanted a job done properly, then you did it yourself.

Henry took to the stage to introduce the event and the various presenters but not before he told a number of expletive ridden stories, mainly directed at his former employer TVNZ.

Everyone had been given fortune cookies as we arrived.  Paul opened his and read, “If you sit by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.”

Many of TV3’s best performers are back in 2012 as well as new international dramas and some promising looking local shows.

On the local front, TV3’s programmer Kelly Martin has confirmed that The X Factor New Zealand is definitely in the works. The X Factor Australia, which is currently on across the Tasman, will screen during the summer.  

Also receiving some localization is the hit Australian show The Block.

New local comedies include a new panel show hosted by Jesse Mulligan called Would I Lie To You? based on the UK series.  Funny Roots will take comedians back to their roots to see if their routines work on them.  Also on the cards is a new comedy series from South Pacific Pictures called Golden, about an overweight rower who was a gold medal winning Olympian and has decided they want to get back in shape.

Possibly the most anticipated show will be at 7pm on Sunday night. The Paul Henry Show.  The format is still in development but no doubt it will be a hit.

The new dramas to look out for on TV3 are Homeland, a new cable show from the makers of 24, Awake, Grimm, Terra Nova, The Finder and American Horror Story from the makers of Nip/Tuck and Glee.



TV3 are planning on taking TV2 head on on Wednesday with new comedies Up All Night starring Christina Applegate and Last Man Standing which features the return of Tim Allen in a new fatherhood role, this time of daughters.


Two other shows to watch out for are Deadliest Roads and local show Road Madness which is real footage taken from the cabs of trucks on New Zealand roads.  You can only guess what that trailer looks like!

New Shows:
American Horror Story
Awake
Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms
Deadliest Roads
Funny Roots
Grimm
Homeland
Last Man Standing
Paul Henry Show
Road Madness
Terra Nova
The Block
The Finder
Up All Night
Would I Lie To You?

Returning:
7 Days
Bones
Californication
CSI
Glee
Grand Designs Australia
Grand Designs UK
Home and Away
House
ITM Fishing Show
Missing Pieces
Modern Family
NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker
Nurse Jackie
Project Runway
Road Cops
Sons of Anarchy
SVU
Target
The Almighty Johnsons
The Big C
The Comedy Gala
The Good Wife
The Graham Norton Show
The Secret Lives of Dancers
The X Factor
Wanna-Ben
What’s Really In Our Food?
60 Minutes
3 News: Firstline 
3 News at 12
3 News
Campbell Live
Nightline
Sports Tonight