NeNe Leakes warned us that her next gig after leaving “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” would be a “new primetime show” alongside “a big legend.”
It was revealed Wednesday that the “big legend” is none other thanBetty White, and the “new primetime show” will be ABC’s reboot of the 1960s hit game show “To Tell The Truth.”
Betty and NeNe will serve as the show’s regular panelists, while the network’s “black-ish” star Anthony Anderson will serve as host.
The new six-episode comedy/variety show version will pit Betty, NeNe and a third panelist (additional celebrity guests will join throughout the season) against three people who all claim to be the same person with the same talent, job or achievement, according to Deadline.com. One is telling the truth, the others are not. Each panelist will get to grill the contestants and decide who they think is telling the truth.
Anderson’s mother Doris will be the official scorekeeper and will ask questions of her own, (not to mention embarrass her son every chance she gets).
The celebrity panelist who performs the worst will have to tweet a lie about themselves to the world. There’s even a house band — Cheche and his Band of Liars.
The show will tape in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. A premiere date has yet to be announced.
Betty White is returning to her old stomping grounds. The current “Hot in Cleveland” star appeared as a panelist on previous versions of the show, the original in 1961 and again when NBC aired it in 1990.
(Photo Source: Nene Leakes Instagram)