The CW has greenlit original U.S. versions of British comedy panel series “Would I Lie to You?” and the satirical British horror whodunit reality competition series “Killer Camp.” Additionally, the network has acquired two seasons of the British version of “Would I Like to You?” Specific premiere dates for both series will be announced at a later time.
Described as a comedy panel show that elevates the “art of lying,” the British version of “Would I Lie to You?” is hosted by Rob Brydon (“Gavin & Stacey”) and features Lee Mack (“Not Going Out”) and David Mitchell (“Phineas and Ferb”) as team captains joined by roster of celebrity guests who weave elaborate tales… that may or may not be the truth. Competing teams then ask questions and watch body language to determine which are crazy but true, and which are made-up stories.
Created by Peter Holmes, who executive produces with Rachel Ablett and Ruth Phillips, Britain’s “Would I Lie to You?” is produced by Zeppotron (A Banijay Company). For the U.S., Banijay’s Truly Original is producing a new version of the series exclusively for The CW Network, with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Robert King, Michelle King, Liz Glotzer and Aasif Mandvi executive producing.
The CW’s U.S. version of “Killer Camp” will return to “Camp Pleasant” as a mix of 13 unlucky American and British campers navigate through new deadly twists and surprises while competing to expose the “killer” among them for a share of the $50,000 cash prize. The logline: Each night one of them will be viciously dispatched by camp handyman Bruce, who’s back with counselor Bobby (comedian Bobby Mair) with a whole host of surprises and hilariously elaborate new murders.
Executive produced by Karen Smith, Steph Harris and Ben Wilson, “Killer Camp” is produced by Tuesday’s Child Television and distributed by Keshet International. The British version of “Killer Camp” aired on The CW last summer.