panel questions a team of three challengers trying to figure out which
one is actually the person all three claim to be.
For the entire run of
Bill, Peggy Cass and Kitty Carlisle were the regular panelists.
the mid-sixties, Cass and Carlisle had been appearing as regulars on
network version of TTTT while Bill was a panelist on I've
Got A Secret.
195 episodes of To
Tell The Truth
were produced each season, enough for 39 weeks of programming.
to a 1975 magazine article, the shows were taped on Tuesdays, five per
day, from mid-September to mid-June each season.
In addition to being a
the long syndicated run of this series, Bill made frequent appearances
as host during Garry Moore's vacations and illness. According to Gil
in his marvelous book What's My Line?, Joe Garagiola took over
the permanent replacement after Moore's retirement in 1977 because
superlative gamesmanship was so missed on the panel."
years after this version ended, most of the same production staff
on a new version hosted by Canadian personality Robin Ward.
Cass and Carlisle all made appearances on this one-season version,
never all at the same time. Bill's panel work on the 1980 version
is chronicled on our page of Bill's Guest
To Tell The Truth
to be the most durable of the Goodson-Todman panel shows. From
original network run in the mid-fifties to the two-season remake that
in 2000, there have been five distinct versions and about twenty
people have filled the host's chair (probably more than for any other
show). Kitty Carlisle made a single appearance on the most recent
version, which marked her sixth decade of panel appearances on the show.
All episodes of Bill's version are assumed to exist. The series has been seen frequently on GSN: The Network for Games, though not regularly in the last few years.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Marshall Akers' To Tell the Truth on the Web is the definitive resource.
The To Tell the Truth page at Adam Nedeff's Bill Cullen's World
The To Tell the Truth page on Wikipedia