or


[09/07/11 - 02:36 PM]
Preposterous Truth or Totally Believable Lie? You Be the Judge as New Series "Penn & Teller Tell a Lie" Premieres October 5
The six-part series is slated to air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]

PREPOSTEROUS TRUTH OR TOTALLY BELIEVABLE LIE? YOU BE THE JUDGE AS NEW SERIES "PENN & TELLER TELL A LIE" PREMIERES OCTOBER 5

-- Series Offers Discovery Channel's First Live, Interactive On-Air Integration --

Show-stopping iconoclasts Penn & Teller bring their unique vision of the world to Discovery Channel in PENN & TELLER TELL A LIE, a new interactive series with a twist that promises to forever change how audiences interact with this remarkable duo's brand of entertainment. The six-part series is slated to air Wednesdays at 10PM ET/PT beginning Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

In each episode of PENN & TELLER TELL A LIE, Penn & Teller make outrageous claims, such as:

A butter knife can stop a speeding bullet.

You can melt steel with bacon.

A man can run faster than a racehorse.

A jet engine can blow out a forest fire.

You can lift a car with a head of human hair.

Wallpaper can stop a wrecking ball.

Piranha will not kill you.

A linen shirt can stop an arrow.

Known for their razor sharp wits and engaging minds, Penn & Teller present PENN & TELLER TELL A LIE in their signature free-flowing, fast-paced manner... supporting each outrageous claim with fascinating scientific information. But on PENN & TELLER TELL A LIE, things are not always what they seem. In each episode, while most of the wildly unbelievable stories are absolutely, positively true - one of them is a totally believable big fat lie! It will be up to Discovery's savvy viewers to spot the fake by noticing buried clues that give it away.

In a Discovery Channel first, PENN & TELLER TELL A LIE will incorporate an exclusive co-viewing experience into every episode, offering the network's first live, interactive digital/on-air integration. During the show, viewers will be prompted by Penn & Teller to launch the Guess the Lie experience, available on iPad, iPhone and online at Discovery.com. Guess the Lie will allow viewers to select in real time whether each of the stories is "True" or a "Lie" - and they can change their vote as many times as they like until the final reveal.

The home audience's final results will be revealed at the end of each episode (with different results for ET and PT airings). Will America get it right? Viewers who participate will also be able to access bonus videos, revealing how Penn & Teller were able disguise their lies. The Guess the Lie app will be available just prior to PENN & TELLER TELL A LIE's premiere on October 5.

"If there are two things Penn & Teller stand for, it's the truth & lying, although not necessarily in that order," said Penn Jillette. "This show has both."

PENN & TELLER TELL A LIE is produced by Discovery Studios for Discovery Channel in association with 1/17 Productions and Creative Differences. Executive producers are Michael Miller for Discovery Studios; Penn Jillette and Teller; Peter Adam Golden; and Alan Eyres for Discovery Channel.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.





  [september 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· PENN & TELLER TELL A LIE (DISCOVERY)
· PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT (SHOWTIME)











[09/22/14 - 09:21 AM]
ESPN's MLB Postseason Impact Games: Orioles-Yankees, Giants-Dodgers Full National Telecasts Added to Schedule
The network announced today it has added two additional Major League Baseball Postseason Impact Games to its schedule.

[09/22/14 - 09:14 AM]
USA Network to Premiere Original Comedy Series "Benched" on Tuesday, October 28th
Eliza Coupe stars in the single-camera comedy about a high-powered corporate lawyer's fall from grace into the rough-and-tumble world of the public defenders.

[09/22/14 - 09:06 AM]
Spike TV Presents an Evening of Eddie Alvarez's Greatest Fights
MMA fans can sit back enjoy Eddie Alvarez's two most memorable bouts against Michael Chandler for free on Spike TV on Saturday, September 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/22/14 - 09:04 AM]
A Snowboard Pro Gets a Brand-New Bro in Nickelodeon's New Live-Action Buddy-Comedy, "Max & Shred," Premiering Monday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
Jonny Gray and Jake Goodman star in the series, airing weeknights at 7:30/6:30c.

[09/22/14 - 09:02 AM]
Paul Simon Joins Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison & Friends for This Week's George Harrison Celebration on "Conan"
The celebration, which begins tonight, also features previously announced performances of Harrison songs by Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison & Friends.

[09/22/14 - 08:44 AM]
Bounce TV Sets Second Season Premiere Date for "Family Time": Tues. Oct. 14 @ 10:00 p.m. ET
Plus: Bounce TV will encore the first season on Tuesday nights from 10:00-11:00 p.m. (ET) with two-episodes back-to-back starting September 23.

[09/22/14 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Puts CBS, NBC on Top in Viewers, Demos
The Eye's "Madam Secretary" opens to 14 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49.

[09/22/14 - 08:27 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 for the Night in Every Key Demographic - Adults, Men and Women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/22/14 - 08:26 AM]
"Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store," His First Stand-Up Comedy Special for HBO, Debuts Oct. 4; Spike Lee Directs
Prior to the premiere of his special, Carmichael embarks on a six-city Love at the Store Tour, beginning Sept. 24 in Philadelphia and culminating Sept. 30 in Los Angeles.

[09/22/14 - 07:42 AM]
SundanceTV Begins Production on Sophomore Season of Original Drama "The Red Road"
Jason Momoa, Martin Henderson and Julianne Nicholson co-star in the new season, due in mid-2015.

[09/22/14 - 07:40 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Scores Highest-Rated NFL Game of Weekend
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/22/14 - 06:48 AM]
ION Television Invites Viewers to "Get Wrapped Up in the Holidays!" with Five All-New Original Holiday Movies
The new titles, including "Merry Ex-Mas," "A Christmas Mystery," "A Christmas Kiss II," "A Perfect Christmas List" and "Back to Christmas" begin airing Sunday, November 30.

[09/22/14 - 06:00 AM]
Kudos, AMC and Channel 4 Strike New Partnership Deal on "Humans"
The series is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a "Synth" - a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart.

[09/22/14 - 03:01 AM]
OK! TV Produced Special "Ray Rice: Celebrity Bad Behavior" Is an In-Depth Look at Celebrities and Athletes After Their Brushes with the Law
The special premieres this Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00/9:00c on ReelzChannel.

[09/21/14 - 08:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with College Football Coverage
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.