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Would you be able to tell the truth? That's the question that "The Moment of Truth" asks of its contestants. The game show pitted contestants against a polygraph test. For every truthful answer they gave, their monetary prizes increased; however if it is detected that they are lying, they lose all of their winnings. There are 21 questions for each contestant, and the questions get progressively harder as they move towards the $500,000 grand prize.

The contestants on "The Moment of Truth" submit to a polygraph before appearing on the show. They are then expected to answer the questions truthfully on national TV and in front of a live audience, including their friends and family. For many, the questions exploit a personal secret that the contestants are keeping. The questions are asked in tiers.

"The Moment of Truth" premiered to rave reviews. Viewers appeared to love the scandalous and voyeuristic nature of the show, and contestants seemed to enjoy vying for such sums of money by simply asking questions; however, by the time the show reached its second season critics began to congregate in masses. Opponents of the show pointed at the destructive nature of the concept and the lives of contestants that had been ruined. One contestant, in particular, answered a series of questions that revealed her marriage to be a farce. She humiliated her police officer husband and their marriage subsequently ended in divorce.

The show, which still enjoyed high ratings initially, was pulled from the network in August of 2009. A third season, which was filmed in advance, was never aired. The show's ratings dropped from a premier high of 23 million viewers to around 8.6 million by the final episode.

FOX
2 Seasons, 23 Episodes - Canceled
January 23, 2008
Reality, Game Show
5.1/10
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The Moment Of Truth Full Episode Guide

  • Summer finale episode.

  • Leanne Petrosky must answer 21 increasingly personal questions truthfully in front of her family and friends to win the grand prize of $500,000. Mark Walberg hosts.

  • Annette "Netty" Nelson must answer 21 increasingly personal questions truthfully in front of her family and friends to win the grand prize of $500,000. Mark Walberg hosts.

  • Conjetta Lawellin must answer 21 increasingly personal questions truthfully in front of her family and friends to win the grand prize of $500,000. Mark Walberg hosts.

  • Aaron Dunbar and Mary Beth Kraese must answer 21 increasingly personal questions truthfully in front of their families and friends to win the grand prize of $500,000. Mark Walberg hosts.

  • Kristina Paolino must answer 21 increasingly personal questions truthfully in front of her family and friends to win the grand prize of $500,000. Mark Walberg hosts.

  • Curtis Frank must answer 21 increasingly personal questions truthfully in front of his family and friends to win the grand prize of $500,000. Mark Walberg hosts.

  • In tonight's season premiere, interior designer Angela Ciemny continues on her journey to get to the top of the money ladder. She must answer 21 increasingly personal questions truthfully in front of her family and friends to win the grand prize of $500,000. Mark Walberg hosts.

  • Fight promoter Paul Schon is tonight's contestant. He must answer 21 increasingly personal questions truthfully in front of his family and friends to win the grand prize of $500,000. Mark Walberg hosts.

  • Lissette Gonzalez, a 30 year-old restaurant hostess from New York City must answer 21 increasingly personal questions truthfully in front of her family and friends to win the grand prize of $500,000. Mark Walberg hosts.

  • 32 year-old carpenter Michael Greenland from St. Louis, MO must answer increasingly personal questions honestly in front of his loved ones and America to win the grand prize of $500,000. Mark Walberg hosts.

  • Contestants are put on the spot in front of America as they must answer 21 increasingly personal questions on their quest to win $500,000. Mark Walberg hosts.

  • In a special Monday Night viewing, 26 year-old Lauren Cleri faces her moment of truth as she answers increasingly personal questions on her controversial journey to win $500,000.

  • Family man Ray Hernandez gets his chance to win $500,000 by answering difficult personal questions in front of his family and America. Mark L. Walberg hosts.

  • Christie Youssef, a 22-year old medical student hopeful and former Miss America contestant, continues up the ladder on her journey to win $500,000. Also, Brandon Corria, a 30-year old waiter and former Marine gets his chance to win $500,000. Mark L. Walberg hosts.

  • George Ortizar continues his quest to win $500,000 by answering increasingly personal questions honestly, as determined by a polygraph test. Christie Youssef, a 22-year old former Miss America contestant joins the episode and answers some questions of her own.

  • In the series premiere Ty Keck, a personal trainer and former pro football player, takes the stage as the show's first contestant. He only gets so far though, and then George Ortizar, a divorced father of three, takes the stage. After correctly answering seven questions time runs out and George must wait until next week to continue the game.

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