Fridays on NBC (8:30-9 p.m. ET); Premiere: October 16
Originally titled, "People Are Talking," NBC's newly named sitcom "Truth Be Told" premieres Friday night on October 16th. There's nothing particularly intriguing about the premise: Mitch (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), Tracy (Vanessa Lachey), Russell (Tone Bell) and Angie (Bresha Webb) live in an ongoing double date atmosphere. They're two couples who happen to be best friends and neighbors. So far, nothing new.
As they navigate through life side by side, they can’t help but analyze and obsess about everything. From sex and race to anything else your parents told you never to talk about, absolutely no topic is out of bounds for this "wildly outspoken group." Unfortunately in a culture and world where shock-value is a daily headline and Miley Cyrus' bare chest is the norm, "Truth Be Told's" topics aren't that wild and the characters don't always come off as outspoken.
The pilot episode follows Mitch and Tracy's dilemma in finding a babysitter. The best girl for the job happens to be quite attractive and, of course, is an issue for Mitch. Other than a few light laughs, the jokes are less than memorable.
I see a short life span for "Truth Be Told." Tune in or tune out, decide for yourself.