Thursday, 24 January 2008

'Moment Of Truth' Gives Honesty A Bad Name; Flabby 'Pioneers' Ends Tonight

The uneasy assumption of the original game display "The Moment of Truth" (Fox, 9 p. m. ) is easy: Contestants support to gain $500,000 if they don't lie in their answers to 21 questions. If they do, however, they are too possible to be exposed or profoundly shamed along the manner, with questions such as: "Have you lied to have a work?" "Would you tell your mother is a good cook?" "Do you want you were yet unmarried?" And, "Do you truly like these horrendous world shows?" No, waiting, that last one isn't in there.

But with contestants wired upward to rest detectors as if they were suspected criminals or contestants on "Meet the Folks" on another one of those hi-tech sets that looks like an UFO landing place, , it ups the ante from the older "Newlywed Game" with all style of counterfeit play, tears and overwrought music. With this lasting a minute, it's not going to extend away stress — it's going to pull large moment. Mark L. Walberg hosts, and everybody leaves feeling terrible, still if they go money. Naturally, "The Moment of Truth" is not among the game shows studied in the closing instalment of "Pioneers of Television" (CPTV, 8 p. m. ), a series that simply became more insufficient and trivial as it went along

Remote Patrol On the amusing original series "Hollywood Residential" (Starz, 10:30 p. m. ), Adam Paul plays an incompetent TV carpenter who uses his fame home-improvement display to strike upward its stars, the best of whom is Paula Abdul, as if "American Idol" (Fox, 8 p. m. ) needed further cross-promotion. A sort of "Tool Time" starring a genuine instrument, "Hollywood Residential" comes alongside the original season of "Head Case" (Starz, 10 p. m. ), the Alexandra Wentworth series about a fame reduce that seems to get improved vastly over the best season. Certainly, there's no shortfall of celebrities who wear't psyche poking humor at their personas. The third season of "Pros vs. Joes" (Spike TV, 11 p. m. ) seems to get devolved into musclehead trash-talking, as if to draw in with "UFC Fight Night" (Spike, 9 p. m. ). The various retired jocks and contenders are egged on by the annoying screaming of host Petros Papadakis, who succeeds in making Donald Trump appear soft-spoken.

More senseless world jousting is the decree of the day in an original season of "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Gauntlet III" (MTV, 10 p. m. ). The third, and closing, two-hour chapter of "The Jewish Americans" (WGBY, Springfield, 9 p. m. ) shows in how many directions this documentary could get gone in trying to summarize living for Jews in America since 1950. Instead of a visibility of rapper Matisyahu, for instance, it could get dealt with presidential nominee Joe Lieberman or novelist Philip Roth. CPTV shows it April 9. The remaining designers on "Project Runway" (Bravo, 10 p. m. ) job with denim. A monthlong salute to James Cagney on Turner Classic Movies moves on to his warfare movies, beginning with "The Fighting 69th" (8 p. m. ) and "The Gallant Hours" (10 p. m. ), "Captains of the Clouds" (midnight), "Devil Dogs of the Air" (2 a. m. ), "Here Comes the Navy" (3:30 a. m. ) and "The Oklahoma Kid" (5 a. m. ).

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