Masters of illusion, am I lying to you? : CW Announces Series April Premiere Dates – Canceled + TV Shows Renewed

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The CW is adding a new show to its Saturday night lineup this spring. The network announced that masters of illusion and Would I lie to you? are added to the schedule on April 9. It seems that the new episodes of the 18th season of Who does it belong to anyway? will also resume on this date.

Hosted by Dead Cain, masters of illusion returns for its ninth season on The CW (the show’s 11th season overall) and has already been renewed for 2022-23. New to the network, Would I lie to you? The comedy panel is based on a popular British program of the same name hosted by comedian Aasif Mandvi. In the show, Matt Walsh and Sabrina Jalees will lead teams trying to figure out who is telling a true story and who is lying.

It seems like The funniest animals in the world will end its second season on April 2. This series has already been renewed for a third season.

Here is the press release from The CW:


All-New Alternative Comedy Series Features Host Aasif Mandvi and All-Star Celebrity Panels Led by Matt Walsh and Sabrina Jalees

‘Masters of Illusion’ returns for an eighth season

February 18, 2022 (Burbank, CA) – The CW network today announced the premiere date for its new alternative series WOULD I LIE TO YOU?, which will premiere on Saturday, April 9 (8:30-9 p.m. ET), followed by the Season 8 premiere of MASTERS OF ILLUSION on Saturday, April 9 (9-9:30 p.m. ET). The evening begins with a brand new episode of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET.

Based on the original hit British series of the same name, WOULD I LIE TO YOU? is a hilarious comedy panel hosted by actor, writer, comedian Aasif Mandvi (“Evil”) that elevates “the art of lying”. Lightning-fast team captains Matt Walsh (“Veep”) and Sabrina Jalees (“Canada’s Got Talent”) lead opposing pairs of celebrity guests who must decide who shares facts and who is full of fiction while posing questions and observing body language to determine which stories are outrageous but true, and which are made up.

This season’s stellar cast of celebrity guests includes Brooke Shields (“Jane The Virgin”), Emmy(R) nominated actress, writer and talk show host Amber Ruffin (“The Amber Ruffin Show”), l Tony Award-winning actress and singer Laura Benanti (“Gossip Girl”), actor, writer, comedians Michael Ian Black (“Wet Hot American Summer”), Andrea Martin (“Evil”), Julie Klausner (“Difficult People”) , Jordan Klepper (“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”), Adam Pally (“Happy Endings”), Chris Gethard (“Space Force”), Dulcé Sloan (“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”), as well as former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Préet Bharara.

Originally created by British label Zeppotron of Banijay, Banijay’s Emmy(R) award-winning Truly Original produces the new WOULD I LIE TO YOU? series in association with King Size Productions, Fat Mama Productions and CBS Studios, with executive producers Glenda Hersh (“Ink Master”), Steven Weinstock (“Deal or No Deal”), Robert King (“Evil”), Michelle King ( “Evil”), Liz Glotzer (“Evil”), Aasif Mandvi (“Evil”), Michelle Schiefen (“Family Karma”) and Jim Biederman (“Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson”), who is also the showrunner of the series .

Hosted by actor Dean Cain (“Supergirl,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), the eighth cycle of MASTERS OF ILLUSION features more great escapes, fascinating sleights of hand and illusions to large scale. The series features incredible magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists and escape artists, and the performers in each episode display skills ranging from puzzling interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines.

MASTERS OF ILLUSION is from Associated Television International with executive producers David McKenzie (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards”, “Marie”), Gay Blackstone (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009), David Martin (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009, “Marie”), and Al Schwartz (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards”, “The Golden Globe Awards” 2013 and 2014, “The Gulf is Back”).

8:00-8:30 p.m. – Who owns the line? (New episode)
8:30-9:00 p.m. – WILL I LIE TO YOU? (First series)
9:00-9:30 p.m. – MASTERS OF ILLUSION (season 8 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. – MASTERS OF ILLUSION (Encore Episode)

What do you think? Do you like watching Saturday night shows from The CW? Do you plan to check Would I lie to you? in April?

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