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Jerry Springer’s New British Gig

0816springer.jpgJerry Springer is returning to his native England… for a game show. Springer will be the face of the UK version of Nothing But the Truth, which will air on Rupert Murdoch‘s Sky One starting in September. The game show is a Colombian export which is also being Americanized for broadcast on Fox.

On Nothing, which routinely draws over 50% of Colombia’s TV viewership, guests are hooked up to a lie detector and asked questions in the promise of filthy lucre. Of course, the questions range from “Do you really like your mother in law?” to “Have you ever lied to get a job?” to “Have you ever cheated on your spouse?” which will be perfect for Springer. On an average week, guests admit to stealing thousands of dollars from their family, bisexuality and cheating on spouses. Perfect.

In other Fox game show news, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? is crossing the pond and becoming Are You Smarter Than a 10-Year Old?

— Neal Ungerleider

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